WebFlyer Writeup of United and Continental Frequent Flyer Programs

Webflyer.com has a feature called Head2Head, where you can compare any two programs next to each such that the features, pros, and cons of each are side by side.

I contributed descriptions of Continental OnePass and United Mileage Plus for them. With Continental I made substantial revisions to what was already there, for United I started from scratch.

I’d appeciate comments or thoughts from readers here about whether I was fair to the programs, whether I should have highlighted something I left off, etc.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Last I looked (a few year ago), United allowed both layovers in each direction and open jaw award tickets on Star Alliance carriers. Most other programs allow either a layover or an open jaw, not both.

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