Now you can use your United miles to purchase TSA Pre✓ to get through airport security faster. Though I found the TSA line longer than the regular line at security, last time I was at the airport. United will let you use your miles for a code that covers the cost of the application fee for TSA Pre, this will last you for 5 years.It is a time saver to not have to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or light jackets.
The Premier program (the "MileagePlus Program"), has just released this new way to use your miles at the airport, but I noticed another way to use your miles at the airport in New York. I was able to order a bite to eat on an iPad at dining tables near my gate.
Use your miles to book Hotel stays at brand-name hotels and resorts or use your miles to buy eGift cards and certificates for thousands of restaurants
or to pay for food and beverages at select Newark Airport restaurants.
Newark Airport restaurants, let you use your miles to pay to eat at some restaurants and bars in Newark Terminal C.
to dine or have a drink at a participating venues. The cuisines from well-known chefs, where you can use miles include:
Abruzzo Italian Steakhouse, Gate C70
Caps Beer Garden, Gate C124
Vanguard Kitchen, Gate C100 - Upscale American
Flora Café, Gates C112 and C133 – Mediterranean
Nonna's Meatball Kitchen, Gate C124
Oeno Wine Bar, Gate C73
Origami, Gate C120 – Sushi
Proof, Gate C102 - Tavern food and whiskey
Salumeria Prima, Gate C84
Riviera, Gate C91 – French
Saison, Gate C120 – French
Vesper Tavern, Gate C82
Beginning October 6, you will be able to book customized multi-city award travel on United.com. United is also streamlining their fee structure for changing or canceling award flights, so stay posted.
Also new, is onboard Wi-Fi, for 10,000 miles , stay connected at 35,000 feet for 300 miles. The most popular use of miles is to get free flights and there are many ways for MileagePlus members to upgrade to premium cabins, but if you don’t want to save up miles for a free flight, you may find this attractive.
Just a word of caution, if you buy Wi-fi, don’t fall asleep! Jeremy slept while he was charged $1,171 on Singaproe Airlines!