Thursday Giveaway: Enter to Win 15,000 United Miles

United’s in the middle of rolling out its much-anticipated Polaris business-class product, beginning with the opening of a brand-new Polaris lounge in Chicago this morning as well as the first flights to feature upgraded food options, designer bedding and enhanced service. This week we’re giving away 15,000 United miles in our Thursday Giveaway to help get you…

17 Credit Card Perks We’d Like to See in 2017

There’s no denying that travel rewards cards offer some pretty amazing benefits — from annual travel fee credits and luxurious airport lounge access to cell phone protection and primary rental car insurance. While some of these perks are incredibly lucrative, at the end of the day issuers are running businesses, and these fancy extras are…

Take a Sneak Peek at the Brand New LAX United Club

If you’ve traveled through United’s terminal at LAX within the last year, you’re likely acutely aware that a major construction project is underway. Some parts of the terminal look anything but passenger-ready, but LAX’s most notable United amenity is just about ready to open its doors to the public. A new 20,000-square-foot United Club will welcome passengers…

Earn Up to 10 United Miles per Dollar With the MileagePlus X App Today

United’s MileagePlus X app is running a Cyber Monday promotion, offering up to 10 miles per dollar spent at certain retailers — double the normal best offer from the app. The promotion expires tonight (November 28) at midnight, and can be very useful especially if you’re trying to take advantage of retailers’ Cyber Monday deals. When…

Huge New United Club Opening at LAX on December 6

Update 11/27/16 9:30pm: Unfortunately the November 28 grand opening ended up being too good to be true. While there’s a media preview scheduled for tomorrow, the LAX Club won’t open to the public until December 6. Update 11/26/16 2:20pm: The LAX United Club is actually scheduled to open earlier than expected, on Monday, November 28 (this Monday!)….

5 Things to Look for in a Credit Card for Holiday Purchases

It seems hard to believe, but the holiday season is nearly upon us (though if you’ve visited a retailer like Target or Home Depot recently, you could be fooled into thinking it started in October). This typically means increased spending on gifts for family members and loved ones, and for many readers, that includes swiping…

United Details Bare-Bones Basic Economy Fares

Update 11/15/16 12:03PM: We just found out a bit more about Basic Economy fare restrictions —MileagePlus members will not earn any elite-qualifying credit, including miles, segments or even elite-qualifying dollars (which doesn’t make much sense). Below is the full scoop from United: On December 1, United’s rolling out a much-improved business-class product, with new lounges, better food…

50,000-Mile Sign-Up Bonus on the United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card

If you’re looking to earn some extra United miles for an upcoming award flight, this current offer could be worth a look. You can now earn 50,000 MileagePlus miles when you’re approved for the United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card and spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months. The standard offer for this card…

9 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Rewards

Finding new ways to earn points and miles is an important part of being an award travel enthusiast, but there’s more to it than that. How strategically you spend your travel rewards is at least as important as how well you earn them. In today’s post, I want to discuss nine creative ways to stretch…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? November Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…