United and the company that manages its Terminal C at Newark have a new way for you to burn miles: You can now use your United Mileage Plus points to buy food and merchandise in the terminal. It's believed to be the first place to allow in-person use of miles as currency. Of course, if you'd rather save for another flight...MORE
Among the features: Swipe your boarding pass instead of your credit card to pay automatically in miles...and if you'd rather stay near your gate, you can also have delivery within 15 minutes to the boarding area.
United is also starting a major $120 million renovation of the terminal, and will include many more food choices, including restaurants by such stellar chefs as Marc Forgione, Alain Ducasse and more. MORE