I’m a United fan, but after recent events I don’t think I’m gonna be flying United any more. I’ve got a MileagePlus credit card, but I don’t know what to do with it. Any advice?
Answered on Monday, January 9th, 2017 by
Amy Miller

United is a member of Star Alliance, so all Star Alliance members are its partners. Unless you want to lose earned miles, transfer them to one of the partners, for example, Air Canada. There is a fee of $7.50 for each 500 miles and $30 per transaction, but it’s better than losing miles altogether or let them expire. If you don’t want the situation to repeat with another airline, get a credit card that lets you earn miles. These are applicable for any airline there is and they don’t expire. If you have a balance on the MileagePlus card, transfer it to a 0% balance transfer card and pay it off with no interest.

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