United’s most commonly oversold flights

By popular demand I’ve decided to compile a list of United’s most commonly oversold flights, or more precisely, the flights that (in my experience) require volunteers most often. There’s a big difference, since operational considerations can often play a big part in them needing volunteers. Before I go on, here are a couple of posts I’ve written…

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Air New Zealand’s new safety video

While I had seen Air New Zealand’s brilliant “nothing to hide” commercials, I hadn’t seen their new “bare essentials” safety video. Check it out: I’m not sure whether this is a good way to get people to pay attention to the safety video, or whether it’s just a bit too distracting….

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Bonus Aeroplan miles for converting hotel points

Through August 31, Aeroplan is offering 1,000 bonus miles when converting hotel points to anywhere between 5,000 and 19,999 Aeroplan miles, or 5,000 bonus miles when converting hotel points into 20,000 Aeroplan miles. Of course the timing of this couldn’t be worse for me, given that I converted SPG points into Aeroplan miles just last week. Either way,…

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Isn’t this interesting?

First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those on the Yemenia Air flight that went down. As safe as flying is, I get chills every time I hear about any sort of fatal incident. I’m shocked, though, by how little media attention this has received. There were about 150 people…

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Is ALPA running the DOJ?

I still can’t get over the DOJ’s ridiculous opposition to antitrust immunity for Continental, but as I thought about it, the words sounded all too familiar. Then I remembered an article a reader sent in late last month written by Captain Steve Wallach, United’s top union dog (I refuses to refer to him by his…

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Photo #99

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It’s time for a reader photo. Thanks to Ed for sending in this one. Correct Answer: Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Winner: FortFun If you’d like your photo featured, please email it to me at onemileatatime@hotmail.com, along with the correct answer. PS: Friday will be the 100th picture. Stay tuned for something special.

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I’ll have what the DOJ is having, please

What’s the Department of “Justice” smoking? According to this Reuter’s article, “the U.S. Justice Department opposes broad antitrust immunity for Continental Airlines Inc (CAL.N) to join UAL Corp’s (UAUA.O) United Airlines and other members of the Star alliance, documents showed.” That doesn’t make any sense to me, but I’m sure they have a plausible explanation,…

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Not very classy, Hilton!

On Thursday I received the following email from Hilton: Dear Lucky, Due to a technical issue, 2,500 bonus points were inadvertently added to your account. This error is in the process of being corrected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you should have any questions please call HHonors Customer Service at…

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