United Copies Delta, To Go Revenue Based on Accrual in 2015

United annouunced, somewhat un-gracefully, that starting March 1, 2015 they will be going to a revenue based accrual model which closely resembled Delta’s planned 2015 Skymiles changes.  In fact the earning levels will match exactly those which Delta announced earlier this year. More details can be found on http://mileageplusupdates.com/ which has a handy calculator to see […]

Bearish or Bullish? The Answer Will Define What Cards you Apply For

We’re continuing to do research into what cards to apply for our Winter Credit card Calendar applications. A few days ago in the post on Market Timing I wrote that I’m feeling rather bearish right now about US and AA miles.  Because of this I’m in a holding pattern for the US Airways Buy Miles Promo.  In […]

Quick Analysis of United’s Recent Devaluation Announcement

Both Will Run For Miles and Frugal Travel Lawyer wrote today about United’s recent devaluation.  If you haven’t heard yet–it is pretty bad for Business/First travelers.  I wouldn’t just call it a devaluation as much as a shift in how United Mileage Plus works as a program.  You’re now looking at two tiers for premium cabins–one […]