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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…

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New United Mile Play Offers: See If You’re Targeted For Bonus Miles

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United has released another round of targeted Mile Play offers and, in at least some cases, they'll be easy challenges to complete. Neither my wife...
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United blocking award space from Star Alliance partners

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Over the past few years, United Airlines (UA) award availability has become increasingly difficult to find on many Star Alliance partner airlines. Recently, it...
American Airlines AAdvantage Dining Open Table 150 Bonus Miles

(Update) American Airlines AAdvantage Dining offering 150 bonus miles & Loyalty Points on Open...

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Update 4/12/24: Rewards Network - the company behind the dining programs for most airlines and hotel loyalty programs - has advised that in addition...
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Shopping portal bonuses from American and United

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Both the American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping portal and the United Mileage Plus Shopping portal are offering "mystery bonuses" right now that add a little...

United Business Card: 100K welcome offer still available via referrals

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Update 4/4/24: These excellent United business card offers are still showing up on referrals, even though the public and affiliate offers have expired. This...
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United Gateway cardholders: Pick your spending bonus (Targeted?)

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There are new spending offers out for United Gateway cardholders which are different to the quarterly offers available through Chase.com/mybonus. It's giving cardholders the...
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United miles pooling is now live – important things to know

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Last week, news broke that United would be launching a new feature to its MileagePlus loyalty program - the ability to pool miles with...
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(Maybe not) United Airlines will soon allow friends and family to pool miles

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Update 3/22/24: In one of the more bizarre about-faces that I've seen in a bit, United launched points pooling today with some terms that...

My final ANA sweet-spot award booking

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I just booked what may be my last ever ANA flight award. I booked Newark to London, Dublin to Toronto, Toronto to Detroit all...
United Gateway Explorer upgrade offer

(Targeted) Upgrade United Gateway card to Explorer card & earn 10,000 bonus miles

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Last year United sent out targeted emails to some cardholders of their no annual fee Gateway card, offering 5,000 bonus miles to upgrade to...
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Check for new United MilePlay offers

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United has targeted some members for its latest MilePlay promotion, whereby you can earn bonus miles with qualifying activity. Unfortunately, I wasn't targeted for...

United Airlines backlash over “stolen” Chase points, IRS launches free tax filing and more...

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United Airlines is facing a formal complaint after not returning someone's Chase points, a spiffy Asian carrier starting new route from the US and...
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Free Checked Bags via Credit Card Complete Guide

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Many airline credit cards offer free checked bags to cardholders. However, the details vary a lot by airline. Are international flights included? How about...

United Airlines’ hidden award chart, Google Pay is shutting down and vacation rentals with...

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United's "hidden" award chart for 2024, a billionaire is furious about expensive room service at a five start hotel and what to do when...

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