United Airlines 787 Trip Report

November 4th, 2012. It's a day just like any other but today was a little bit different. Today was the inaugural flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The plane, known for its fuel efficiency, technology, and beauty was starting to fly after months of delays. United Airlines was to be the first North American carrier to fly the 787.

Tahsir Live Tweeting United Dreamliner Flight

Follow @milevalue to see Tahsir's live tweets today on the first day of United Dreamliner operation.

Flat Beds on Two Dreamliner Flights for 20k Points

This is a classic post that first appeared on bengalimilesguru.com that Scott has edited and updated.

You didn’t read wrong. 20,000 points for a BusinessFirst ticket to anywhere United flies in the US! This is a oneway redemption, and it will save you 5,000 miles each way.

How in the world?

Well, the trick is to use Star Alliance partner Singapore Airlines.

A Phone Call I Knew Was Coming: Full Details on United 787 Route Changes

Today, I was driving home and got a call from United. It went a little like this:
"Hello, This is United. We are calling about your upcoming trip on our new 787 Dreamliner.

Radisson 1 For 1 Update: Incredible Free Night Availability

Club Carlson has had some amazing promotions this year, and their newest is no slouch either. Scott talked about it a few weeks ago; the gist is:

Stay one night at any Radisson in the U.S, Canada or Caribbean and get another night in any Radisson in the U.S, Canada or Caribbean for free!

This meant that buying a room for about $89/night at a random Radisson would net you a certificate to stay at any other Radisson including the Radisson New York Martinique.

Delta Still Not Charging Surcharges on Virgin Australia Awards and Space to Australia over Christmas

This is based on a classic post from bengalimilesguru.com that Scott has edited, updated, and expanded, so it is current as of publication.

Reader Maya sent me an article from One Mile at A Time where Lucky broke the news that Delta is currently not charging high fuel surcharge fees for travel with Virgin Australia!

Merger of MileValue and Bengali Miles Guru Award Booking Services

My Award Booking Service has been too successful. People have responded to the low prices, excellent service, and searching skill with enthusiasm.

Over the past few weeks, I've been getting so many requests, I've struggled to keep up with all of them on top of maintaining this blog. I didn't want to cut back on the blog or raise my price to lower the number of requests I got. And luckily I won't have to.

A few months ago I met Tahsir, the Bengali Miles Guru. Tahsir rose to prominence by offering free award booking services on FlyerTalk.