Earn United Elite-Qualifying Miles and Dollars with Azul

United lets you earn and redeem MileagePlus miles with a variety of Star Alliance carriers, such as ANA and Lufthansa, but the airline also partners with a handful of other airlines around the world, albeit with (relatively) limited benefits for consumers. One such airline is Azul, which offers service to a whopping 105 destinations around Brazil,…

Why You’ll Want to Avoid Multi-City Itineraries

In the past, if you were going on a trip and planning to visit multiple cities, there was a good chance you booked your airline tickets on a multi-city itinerary. This was usually the easiest way to book complicated itineraries — and often times, the cheapest. But now, all three of the major US airlines have…

Amazing Deal Alert: US to Australia from $386 Round-Trip on United

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Thursday Giveaway: Win a $500 United Gift Card

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is the chance to win a $500 United Airlines gift card to use for your next flight. The carrier recently announced that it would begin flying its flagship Dreamliner aircraft — usually reserved for long-haul international service — on domestic transcons between Newark (EWR) and Los Angeles (LAX). If you’re looking for…

The 5 Best Cards for Flying United

When there are plenty of solid travel rewards cards out there, it can be hard to find the best ones for you. If you’re a United flyer looking for options that earn you points and elite-like perks, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele has some top suggestions. Among the three remaining legacy carriers, United…

FAA Changes Could Mean More Options, Cheaper Flights at Newark

Airport slot restrictions are used to control the flow of flights in and out of certain airports to ensure there aren’t too many departing or arriving at the same time. These restrictions only happen at high-capacity airports like JFK and LaGuardia (LGA) in New York and Reagan National (DCA) in Washington, D.C. The FAA distributes slots to airlines…

United’s Flying a 787-9 Dreamliner Between Newark and LAX

Update: United has revised its Dreamliner schedule, and will now be flying the 787 between Newark and Los Angeles only from June 9 through July 10, 2016. A 777-200 will operate the flight beginning July 11. American and Delta have both been known to operate internationally configured aircraft on regularly scheduled domestic flights, but United might take the…

Maximizing Citi ThankYou Rewards For Domestic Flights

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier, Citi ThankYou Preferred Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program has gained a lot of value in the past year or so thanks to the addition of 13 travel transfer partners and the revamping of specific credit cards like the Citi…

United Warns of Even Longer Security Lines at Newark Airport

If you’ve ever flown through Terminal C at Newark Airport during a peak travel period, you know how chaotic it can be. The terminal was clearly designed to handle less volume (and less time-consuming security procedures) than it sees today, though that hasn’t stopped United from adding more flights and even trying to acquire additional airport slots. If…