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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…

Quick Deals

10 deals you might’ve missed: Hyatt all-inclusives, Hotels.com & Graduate Hotels gift cards, LifeMiles...

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We normally publish one Quick Deal at a time, but there are so many deals around at the moment it seemed worth doing a...
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(EXPIRED) Targeted 15% off United economy with Gmail ad

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Gmail sometimes features advertisements that look like emails but have the word "ad" in a green box before the subject header. My eyes are...
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(EXPIRED) United award sale: Fly economy to Australia & New Zealand for 35,000 miles...

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United has launched a one day award sale to Australia and New Zealand, giving 35% off flights booked with MileagePlus miles. The catch? It's...
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Chase United Quest Card: Improved 80K Bonus (targeted)

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The current, public welcome offer on the Chase United Quest card is 70,000 United Miles and 500 Premier Qualifying Points. But that's not quite...
Airline shopping portal browser button promos

(EXPIRED) 5 airline shopping portals giving 1,000 bonus miles/points when installing browser button &...

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All five of the Cartera-run airline shopping portals are offering 1,000 bonus miles or points at the moment when installing their browser button and...
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United’s Excursionist Perk: Ideal for Positioning Flights?

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Nick's recent post "Taking an Excursionist Perk for a spin for a trip to Africa" showed ways to use United's Excursionist Perk to save...
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Amex unease, American Airlines flirting with Delta elites and British Airways plays Scrooge with...

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American Airlines is on the prowl for Delta elites, Amex is starting to make some long-time fans uncomfortable and British Airways plays Scrooge with...
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(EXPIRED) AA/Alaska/JetBlue/United Shopping Portals: 3x miles at Apple (today only)

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The shopping portals for American, Alaska, Jetblue and United Airlines are all offering 3x miles on Apple purchases today only (normal rate is 1x)....
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Taking an Excursionist Perk for a spin for a trip to Africa

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In a post last week, I wrote about plans for a trip next year leveraging Air Canada Aeroplan that will have us stop in...
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Wringing Value from United miles

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United Mileage Plus is a perennially popular award program with US-based travelers. While United rarely wins the race to the lowest award pricing thresholds,...
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United makes news by doing almost nothing with their elite program in 2024

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Delta has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the past few weeks. First, it made it much more difficult to...
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Chase United Airlines Cards: Increased welcome offers (up to 90K)

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There are improved welcome offers available on the Chase United Airlines Gateway, Quest and Club Infinite cards. The Club Infinite has the biggest offer...
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(EXPIRED) Airline shopping portal bonuses: Earn up to 16,500 bonus miles

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It's November 1 which is traditionally not only the day when people dressed as zombies wake up with hangovers, but it's also when airline...
United Hotels 5x

(EXPIRED) United Hotels: Earn 5x miles on hotel stays through the end of 2023...

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United Hotels is offering 5x MileagePlus miles on hotel stays booked by the end of October for stays through the end of the year....

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