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United MileagePlus Overview

The United MileagePlus program has changed pretty significantly in recent years, from the introduction of the valuable excursionist perk to the abolition of award charts (which has led to a series of stealthy-ish devaluations) and a decent suite of credit cards.

The key strength of United miles is the simplicity of redeeming miles for partner flights. United does not pass on fuel surcharges, which makes it easy to choose the most convenient partner for an award flight. Furthermore, their 2-month award availability calendar makes it easy to see which days have premium cabin availability, which can make award searches a relatively easy process.

In terms of elite status and benefits, United’s program offers less choice than Delta SkyMiles but offers what some would consider greater flexibility for confirmed upgrades for top-tier elites.

Read more about United MileagePlus in our complete guide here…

Here are some of the things you’ll read about in our guide:

You can also check out the posts we’ve written about United MileagePlus…

United shopping portal promo 07.15.24

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Free Checked Bags

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Many airline credit cards offer one or more free checked bags to cardholders and, in most cases, you don't need to pay for the...
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Chase United Airlines Cards: Increased welcome offers of up to 90K miles

There are improved, limited-time welcome offers available on the Chase United Airlines Explorer Gateway, Quest and Club Infinite cards. The Club Infinite has the...
United shopping portal promotion 06.11.24

(EXPIRED) American, United & Southwest portal promos: Earn up to 2,500 bonus miles/points

Following on from the start of an Alaska Airlines shopping portal promo last week, three other airline portals are now offering bonus miles/points when...
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(EXPIRED) United cardholder award sale: 30k one-way to Tahiti, 40k to Australia & New...

United has launched an award sale that's only available for cardholders. It's giving the opportunity to book one-way flights for 30,000 MileagePlus miles to/from...

Earn elite status: AA vs Delta vs United

In this post I've compared the requirements for earning elite status among the big three: AA, Delta, and United. In recent years, all three...

United-ing Divorced Segments with United’s Excursionist Perk

Our flights were scheduled to depart in two days, and an alert I had set with PointsYeah finally arrived. A much better itinerary to...
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United MileagePlus Complete Guide 2024

1 United MileagePlus Overview The United MileagePlus program has changed pretty significantly in recent years, from the introduction of the valuable excursionist perk to the abolition...
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How to select seats on partner bookings

It's common to book a trip through one airline that includes segments flown by other airlines.  For example, a trip booked through American Airlines...

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