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is United Airlines cannibalizing their brand? 

Posted by Jean May 20, 2017 Categories: Discount Airlines low airfare united Airlines


Is it worth striving for elite status with United Airlines? They are loosing Frequent Flyers at a fast pace. You've heard the saying ….. ‘It takes years to win a customer and only seconds to lose one.’ The reason that so many people empathized with Dr. Dao when he was brutally, dragged from a United Airlines flight, was that so many people have been treated badly by the Airlines discourteous behavior.

UAL EconPlus

Even if you have never been on a United flight, you can get the same benefits as their Elite members get, for a lot less spent. Economy plus and economy plus enhanced can be bought for $87 or $182 extra to get extra leg room and the latter even gets you United club access.


United is not a luxury Airlines anymore. Continental Air was a cut above other airlines but now that they have combined the two airlines, United has abandoned the customer loyalty winning strategy, and become a low service, budget airline. They have what they call “Basic Economy” tickets which are subject to loads of  restrictions including,: NO seat selection or upgrades, no group or family seating, no normal sized carry-on bags and no flight changes or refunds. Certain MileagePlus and MileagePlus Premier member benefits are not available. So is it worth getting elite Status if benefits are not available and Upgrades are never available and have to pay more than the average price?

You can even pay extra for United Signature Service for departures, connections or arrivals at Chicago O'Hare, Houston Intercontinental, New York/Newark, Los Angeles or San Francisco, and experience premium treatment, if you are an inexperienced traveler. You get an unfriendly United employee to hold your hand and guide you through the airport with the "Signature Service".

The tendency of consumers is to buy the discounted flights, but then to realize that they can buy the cheapest flight on any airline, so they look further and then end up staying with a competing airline.

So, they can stop sending me promotion offers, Like, ”For a limited time, you can receive up to 50,000 bonus miles when you purchase miles with United”.If I don’t want to buy their flights, I most certainly don't want to buy miles, because the miles are not fun to use. When I try to use those miles, they try to get me to use them on their partner Airlines and they only give me options to use the miles by flying inconvenient flights, far out of my part of the world. If I buy a flight, at least I have the option to fly on a direct flight.

It feels good to be free to fly any airline and not to have to do mileage runs at the end of the year to keep your status.

Double Points or Hilton Double Miles 

April 01, 2012 Categories: hotel brands united Airlines

I registered for the  Double Your HHonors promotion. Now, you can earn Double Points or Double Miles when you stay at any participating Hilton brand hotel or resort worldwide by June 30, 2012. Just select points or miles to sign up and discover how Hilton HHonors™ can get you to experiences worth sharing faster than ever.  With Hilton HHonors Double Dip® ( you earn air + hotel points) Earnings Style Options:
     10 Hilton HHonors Points per $1 spent + 1 MileagePlus award mile per $1 spent; or
     10 Hilton HHonors Points per $1 spent + 100 MileagePlus award miles per stay


Choosing Miles is a good way to keep your United Airlines Mileage Plus miles from expiring

But keeping UA miles alive is possible in many ways:

Buy from Apple iTunes and earn two United Airlines Mileage Plus miles per dollar spent for an inexpensive way to earn United Airlines Mileage Plus miles and extend the expiration date. You could redeem United Airlines Mileage Plus miles or subscribe to a magazine or newspaper using Mileage Plus miles. The easiest trick is to buy a few miles.

Registration is not required to earn double miles with Holiday Inn IHG Hotels till April 30, 2012

Acumule: Opciones de la promoción Double Dip® Earnings Style de Hilton HHonors:

     10 puntos de Hilton HHonors por cada $1 (USD) gastado + 1 milla de premio de MileagePlus por cada $1 (USD) gastado; o
     10 Puntos Hilton HHonors por cada $1 (USD) gastado + 500 millas de premio MileagePlus por estadía

Sitio web: Teléfono: 1-800-HILTONS

AMEX and United Airlines are now opponents 

July 04, 2011 Categories: united Airlines

united_continental_logo_detTransferring American Express® Membership Rewards® for OnePass members is not cost effective. You have to pay for the transfer and even if you want to do it, it is not easy to do because AMEX and United airlines are now adversaries.

Texans are sad to see that United Airlines is taking over Continental airlines. I have been a OnePass Elite member for many years and have seen the downgrading of the airline during the transition to United. If you've earned American Express® Membership Rewards points, you may be interested to know that Continental Airlines' participation in the Membership Rewards® points transfer program will end after Sept. 30, 11

You will be automatically enrolled in Mileage Plus when OnePass ends.

Points to consider:

  • - You can transfer Membership Rewards® points into your OnePass account through Sept. 30, 2011. Not after that date but it costs you $6.00 for every 10,000 points
  • - Until then, you can convert Membership Rewards® points to OnePass miles, add them to your existing balance and use them at your convenience for reward travel on the world's largest airline network, as well as upgrades, OnePass Online Auction* items and more.
  • - Continental’s participation in the American Express® Airport Club Access program is also ending. Cardmembers can use their Platinum and Centurion cards to visit Presidents Club® lounges through Sept. 30, 2011 because they want to promote the United Airlines credit cards.

American Express are counteracting on their website with this statement to put you off transferring to Continental Airlines.

“Fly anytime, anywhere on Continental Airlines without transferring points! To learn how you can take advantage of AMEX low prices and use Membership Rewards® points to fly Continental with no blackout dates or seat restrictions, even after September 30, 2011, visit Transfer points to over 20 frequent traveler programs, including Delta SkyMiles® and Starwood Preferred Guest®. “

If you still want to transfer OnePass® Miles, How many do you need to transfer?

  • 1,000 OnePass® Miles =1,000 Membership Rewards Points
  • You must transfer Membership Rewards® points into your account before booking your reservation.
  • The Airline Excise Tax Offset Fee to transfer 10,000points it will also cost you $6.00 (or 1,200 points if you elect to pay the fee with points) They have given their fee this fancy name to make it sound like it is a tax and not a fee they thought up.

Usted sólo relájese y disfrute, ya que American Express Membership Rewards Socios en viajes, le ofrecen servicios con los más altos estándares al rededor del mundo, para que su traslado, estadía y regreso a casa sean una vivencia para recordar toda la vida: Aeroméxico, Continental y Delta




$49 Fares to the beach 

May 27, 2011 Categories: Discount Airlines united Airlines

Vision Airlines has $49 Fares this weekend on all Sat and Sun flights!
They also have a promotion where you get a $200 Visa Gift Card from Vision Airlines when you book a vacation package. Vision Airlines provides big jet, non-stop/direct air service from under-served airports to popular leisure destinations at an affordable cost. They have cheap flights from their hub Destin.

In order to receive the $200 Visa gift card, the reservation must be made for two guests and include airfare, hotel accommodations, and rental car. The reservation may be booked at or by calling 1-877-FLY-A-JET (1-877-359-2538). This offer is good for passengers flying from any of the 22 Vision Airlines markets to Destin/Ft.Walton Beach for the first 1000 travelers to book this type of vacation package

United Continental Airlines also has good specials this weekend like $119 round trip Houston to Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)

I'm outa here! You can find me on the beach sipping Pina Coladas

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