5 Adventures for Every #AVGeek’s Bucket List

Fans of aviation are known for a willingness to go out of their way to experience a unique, high-flying adventure. Here are five must-do experiences that should be on every aviation geek’s bucket list. 1. Flying on United’s “Island Hopper” This legendary route between Honolulu (HNL) and Guam (GUM) takes all day and makes five stops in several…

Deal Alert: New York and Chicago to Amsterdam from $412 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. 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,…

Amazing Deal Alert: Los Angeles to Tokyo for $387 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. 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,…

Earn up to 30 Miles per Dollar at Gilt City Through Select Shopping Portals

Airline shopping portals are a great way to double-dip on travel rewards for purchases you’d be making anyway, and they can be especially lucrative when they offer elevated earning rates through limited-time promotions. Starting today, one such promo is offering customers a generous bonus on purchases made through Gilt City. Just as it did last…

Surprising United Routes, The Inside Scoop on Flight Attendants, Getting Airline Compensation and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

United and Continental Flight Attendants Finally Unite Under New Contract

United and Continental merged way back in 2010, but up until this week, the flight attendants from both airlines had yet to agree on a contract that would allow them to work together on the same planes. For the past six years, United flight attendants have operated flights on United planes, and ex-Continental flight attendants (now…

Save 25% on Round-Trip United Awards to Asia

Earlier this week, United put domestic round-trip award tickets on sale, and now it’s discounting award tickets to Asia. From today (August 11) until August 22, you’ll save 17,776 miles when you book a round-trip award ticket to many Asian cities. Normally, United requires 70,000 miles to fly round-trip from the US to destinations in…

Thursday Giveaway: Enter to Win 25,000 United Miles

In case you didn’t spot it back in June, United is currently running a promotion through which you could earn up to a 100% bonus when you buy miles. If you’re looking to add even more miles to your account, enter to win 25,000 United miles in this week’s Thursday Giveaway. On top of the buy…

8 Surprising United Routes You May Not Know About

TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel outlines eight lesser-known United routes, in case you’re feeling adventurous and have some MileagePlus award miles to spare. From tiny Pacific atolls to Northern Lights territory in Alaska, here are eight of the strangest, most unexpected routes you can fly on United Airlines — all of which can be booked with MileagePlus award miles…

Starting This Week, PINs Won’t Work When You Access United MileagePlus

Later this week, United will be changing the process for logging into your MileagePlus account. While the carrier had already begun requiring passwords to sign in online since February 11, as of this week, you won’t be able to use a PIN to authenticate your account over the phone either. The airline will also employ two-factor authentication in…