• Your guide to the United MileagePlus frequent flyer program

    With generous priority security and boarding privileges for its frequent flyers and even free upgrades to first class for entry-level Premier Silver members, United MileagePlus is a rather complex frequent flyer program, but one that’s worth getting your head around. Through United’s...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2015 7 Comments

  • New United Airlines, Star Alliance award rates a boon for Aussie travellers

    New redemption rates for United Airlines' Mileage Plus frequent flyer scheme come into effect this weekend – and they pack some good news for Australian travellers. While the changes generally see United's core membership of US residents lose out through a massive hike in redemption r...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2014 7 Comments

  • United debuts inflight Internet on Boeing 747s for Australia-US

    United Airlines has joined the inflight Internet club with the start of wifi-equipped Boeing 747 services on its trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic routes. Although there's no fixed schedule, the first jumbo fitted out for sky-high surfing will sometimes be seen on United's Sydney a...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2013 5 Comments

  • United Airlines receives first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    United Airlines has received the first of its next-gen Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, with the brand new jet set to revolutionise flying to and around the US. United's new livery – a sweeping gold flare running from nose to tail - will be exclusive to its 787 fleet and is inspired by t...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2012 4 Comments

  • The best seats in business (first) class, United Boeing 757-200

    Connecting from San Francisco or Los Angeles to a US or other North American destination on one of United's Boeing 757-200 planes? We've got the latest in our extensive series of guides to picking the best seats for your flight ready to help you choose the best spots on the plane.  The plan...

    POSTED 2 May, 2012 0 Comments

  • United: wifi Internet & streaming video for Aussie Boeing 747s

    United Airlines plans to launch inflight Internet on its Boeing 747 flights between Australia and the US this year, along with the introduction of streaming video and music for passenger's own devices such as tablets and laptops. The airline will begin rolling out a fleet-wide upgrade for wirele...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2012 4 Comments

  • FYI: Continental Airlines is no more, flights now United

    IN BRIEF | Booked on a Continental Airlines flight within the US? Don't be confused when you get to the airport: Continental has now been subsumed into merger partner United's brand, with all former CO flight numbers now UA codes, so check that yours is visible on your ticket or boarding card. L...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2012 1 Comment

  • United's new business and first class: what you need to know

    United Airlines is renaming its business and first class offerings as it continues the merger process with Continental, with some minor changes to the actual product you'll receive on the plane too. It all kicks off on March 3 -- and while the situation is relatively straightforward on flights f...

    POSTED 24 Feb, 2012 0 Comments

  • Status match: get Silver, Gold, Platinum in United MileagePlus

    Got a trip on United Airlines coming up this year? If so, make a note to take up United's MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge. That marketing mouthful translates into three months' of Premier Silver, Gold or Platinum status with United's frequent flyer program, delivering you a ...

    POSTED 23 Jan, 2012 4 Comments


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