Double Premier Qualifying Miles for some United fliers (ends Dec. 15). United is targeting some fliers with an offer to earn double Premier Qualifying Miles (the miles that help you reach elite status) for flights between now and Dec. 15. Check your eligibility here by entering code TB5M74.
Extra Fees = Airline's Glee!
From pillows to snacks and everything in between, airlines new fees have created a revenue stream that in 2012 brought U.S. airlines $3.5 billion in checked-baggage fees alone! USA Today says, "United and Southwest were the most recent carriers to report that they'd made money during the second quarter. United said it saw a profit of $469 million, a 38% increase over that period last year. It was a significant comeback from the start of 2013 when the airline reported a $417 million loss in the first three months." Southwest, which flies more domestic passengers than any other airline, posted a second-quarter profit of $224 million!