United Mileage Plus Credit Card offers 12,000 miles sign up bonus

United Mileage Plus Credit Card - UK

Yes. It's a credit card post. Rare for me, but hey - I might as well do one (even if to show what we get offered in the UK). United Airlines and MBNA UK are touting their UK version of the United Airlines Mileage Plus Credit Card - with a bonus of 12,000 United Mileage Plus miles on the table. To get the bonus miles, you'll need to push through £1,500 of spending through the … [Read more...]

United Airlines plans a route to Xi’an

United Airlines 787 (LN 53) Take offK65741- 02

Network expansion is the name of the game, with United Airlines filling for to operate a route between San Francisco and Xi'an in China. United Airlines Boeing 787 taking off, Image (c) The Boeing Company. Plans for the first Trans-Pacific service between the USA and Xi'an would call for a seasonal service to be introduced 3 times a week during the Summer 2016 season. The … [Read more...]

United Airlines plans its 787-9 deployment from Houston

United Airlines 787-9 CAL #181 ZB167

With United Airlines bringing more Boeing 787-9 aircraft online, the airline is outlining its plans for the deployment of the larger 787s from its Houston Intercontinental hub. United Airlines Boeing 787-9 - Image, (c) The Boeing Company Six routes will be switched over in the Autumn of 2015, starting in August and through to March 2016 (and yes - we're now talking about … [Read more...]

Airplane Art – United Express Embraer EMB-120

Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia at San Francisco Airport

It's Sunday again, so it must be time for some more Airplane Art. This week, it's a United Express Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia operated by SkyWest arriving at San Francisco International Airport. The venerable Embraer EMB 120 has been removed from service this week for services operated by SkyWest, connecting local communities to bigger hubs. SkyWest at its peak … [Read more...]

Delta vs The Middle East Three: Handbags at dawn

Delta vs Middle East Three - FIGHT

The continuing war of words (or handbag fight) is in full swing with Delta (and by proxy, Airlines for America), vs Qatar and Emirates (and lets throw Etihad into the mix as well - better known as the Middle East Three). If you're not aware of the fight, check out the words that came out of Delta's CEO - Richard Anderson on Monday Delta, United and American vs Etihad, Qatar … [Read more...]

United to void all bookings made under the mistake currency conversion

United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER with Winglets, Image KCM/GhettoIFE.com 2014

For those of you who were thinking of flying in Business or First Class thanks to the seemingly too cheap fares that were being sold by United Airlines for departures from the UK  and in Danish Kroner, United has a bit of bad news for you: We will void the bookings for those who purchased tickets as a result of a third-party currency conversion error. … [Read more...]

United adds Chicago to Rome for the summer

United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER landing at Heahtrow - Image, Economy Class and Beyond.

Even as we slip toward Christmas, airlines are firming up their Summer 2015 planes - and no, it's not that far away no matter how far we want it to be. United Airlines will be adding a daily service from Chicago O'Hare International to Rome Fiumicino Airport for summer months. The service will operate between 4th June  and 23rd September 2015 according to the … [Read more...]

Airplane Art – United Express Embraer E-170

United Express E-170 approaching Chicago O'Hare - Image, Economy Class and Beyond 2014

It's Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art. This week, on final approach to Chicago O'Hare as the sun is setting is a United Express Embraer E-Jet E-170 The image is clickable if you want to see a larger version – and yes you can keep them for your desktops! This aircraft is operated by Shuttle America for United Airlines, with forty of the type … [Read more...]