United Airlines and Mercedes-Benz USA Team Up to Bring Unique Benefits to Frequent Flyers

CHICAGO, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced the company is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz USA to provide innovative new benefits exclusively to United's most frequent flyers seeking a luxury driving experience.

MileagePlus Premier members can now receive incentives of up to $5,000 when purchasing or leasing most new 2013 or 2014 Mercedes-Benz vehicles. In addition, Premier members will receive 25,000 bonus miles, through Sept. 3, 2013, when purchasing or leasing a new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E- or CLS-Class model. These customers can use the incentive and mileage benefits at Mercedes-Benz dealers in the United States.

MileagePlus Premier members should go to united.com/Mercedes to take advantage of the offers. The website enables members to browse available vehicles, select the Mercedes-Benz of their choice, validate their Premier status and print a voucher to obtain the pricing and mileage offers at the dealership.

"United and Mercedes are two great brands," said Tom O'Toole, United's senior vice president of marketing and loyalty and president of MileagePlus. "We are pleased to join together to offer a valuable new benefit to our MileagePlus Premier members, United's best customers."

Full details about the new program are available at united.com/Mercedes. The incentive and mileage offers are subject to change periodically.

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,446 flights a day to more than 370 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on 200 aircraft, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for nine consecutive years. According to the 4th annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May 2013, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 194 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

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