Tagged: United

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Inflight WiFi Comparison 2019

It’s now been 11 years since I first started using inflight WiFi. Streaming Netflix with no issues inflight wasn’t possible years ago, but some systems can now handle 50+ Mbps which is plenty of bandwidth to handle HD Video. It’s not always fast or economical so I’ll compare my WiFi...

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United MileagePlus Award Charts to Disappear

United announced a few weeks ago that they will be eliminating award charts and move to a variable pricing method later this year. This is horrible news as they follow the trend set by Delta. If you have United miles and have been saving for a specific award ticket, I...

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United Polaris Lounge SFO

I was on my way to Singapore from San Francisco while flying Singapore First Class so I decided to stop into the new United Polaris Lounge @ SFO. Access to United’s Polaris lounges are restricted to business and first class passengers flying United Polaris or business or first class on Star Alliance partners....

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United Polaris Lounge ORD

This post now marks over 200 posts on Palo Will Travel. I’m amazed there is so much content to cover in the Travel industry. It’s constantly changing so it’s a game to keep up with the latest developments. I hope this blog has provided value to you as a traveler!...

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Elite Upgrades in 2017 & Status for 2018

During 2017, I carried elite status on American Airlines, Virgin America and United. The upgrade results were almost 100% which isn’t typical! Checkout the results below… American Airlines Executive Platinum American Executive Platinum is top tier status and required 100K+ of flying in 2016 to use this status in 2017....

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October 2017 Award Redemption Updates

Singapore Airlines As of September 27th, Singapore Airlines released an award chart for redeeming SQ miles for Alaska Airlines flights. This would be the cheapest option for West Coast to Hawaii award flights in Economy @ 12,000 miles each way. Unfortunately, it seems the integration of Alaska awards into Singapore’s...

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Award Booking Assistance using Chase Ultimate Reward Points

A few loyal readers, Claire & Danny, signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100K bonus when it was available last year and recently reached out to me to assist with booking an award using their Chase UR points. They were flexible on their dates but their destinations were set in...

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Status Matching Airline Elite Memberships

By this time of year, you most likely know if you will be re-qualifying for elite status with your favorite airline. If you know you won’t make it then you should consider status matching to a competitor. Leverage your existing status to get a competitor to earn you business in 2017....

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Upgrading to International Business Class on American & United for Cheap!

Ever wonder how all those travelers are in Business or First Class as you walk to the back of the plane to sit in your Economy seat? There is a trick that someone who doesn’t fly frequently can take advantage of to fly International Business Class after buying an Economy Class ticket. I’ll show...

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How to Visit Multiple Cities/Countries on 1 Airline Ticket

You can visit multiple cities/countries on 1 airline ticket by using stopovers, layovers and/or open-jaw tickets. These can be very complex to ticket but very lucrative if redeeming miles! You’ll need to research the fare/award rules of the airline as to how many stopovers are permitted. Some airlines will let you add...