The best hack to earn the most United Premier Qualifying Points (PQP) in 2020

United is completely revamping its qualifying system for elite status in 2020, and on the surface, it's going to be a lot harder for most fliers to reach even United's relatively basic Gold status. The basic layout of this system should rightfully terrify United frequent fliers, because it now revolves almost entirely on the amount … Continue reading The best hack to earn the most United Premier Qualifying Points (PQP) in 2020

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The Landis Taipei hotel review (Corner Suite room)

The Landis Taipei is the original flagship property of the Landis Group, having been in service since the 1970s. It is famed for classic French art deco-inspired design, impeccable service, and commitment to providing guests a refined and personalized luxury hotel experience. Reviews had me even more optimistic for this property, with rave after rave … Continue reading The Landis Taipei hotel review (Corner Suite room)

Hankyu Hotel International Osaka review (Deluxe Twin room) 

The Hankyu Hotel International, not to be confused with the nearby New Hankyu Hotel, is one of many of the Hankyu corporation’s properties in Japan, and its flagship in Osaka. Boasting 34 floors (most of which the hotel itself does not utilize, but are private apartments), the Hankyu International is currently undergoing renovations on the … Continue reading Hankyu Hotel International Osaka review (Deluxe Twin room) 

What you need to know about being a United 1K member (2019 / 2020 review)

United’s vaunted 1K status is a goal for many frequent fliers of the airline, and it’s one I achieved for the 2020 status year. The benefits are also a little nebulous (if not to the level of mystery of Global Services) if you’ve never used them before, and you’d understandably be confused about how things … Continue reading What you need to know about being a United 1K member (2019 / 2020 review)