It is once again possible to book United flights online with LifeMiles. No more needing to call in and then wait days to complete your bookings anymore.
Ah those good ole times when you jump through numerous hoops and it still doesn't work out for you. The frustrations that happen while booking award travel.
Etihad is running a decent promotion offering a free 2-night Stopover in Abu Dhabi complete with two free nights in specified hotels. This offer is even available on cheap economy flights.
It took a Hurricane, phantom availability and cancelled flights to get an exception, but it is possible to get Chase to reverse points transfers from Ultimate Rewards to travel partners.