United Airlines Launches Double-Miles Promotion
CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced a month-long special offer giving members of the airline's MileagePlus loyalty program the opportunity to earn unlimited double-award miles on United and United Express flight segments.
Members may earn double miles for certain fare classes when they book between Oct. 21 and Nov. 21, 2013, for travel within the U.S. – excluding Alaska and Hawaii. The offer includes domestic segments within international itineraries. To earn double miles, MileagePlus members must also register for the promotion and complete their travel between Oct. 21 and Nov. 21.
"This member-friendly promotion gives us another opportunity to reward our MileagePlus members for their commitment to flying with us," said Praveen Sharma, United's vice president of loyalty. "It's a great opportunity for MileagePlus members to earn twice the miles during the busy fall travel season."
MileagePlus is United's award-winning loyalty program. Members earn award miles by flying United, United Express, Star Alliance airlines or other airline partners, and by purchasing products or services from a wide variety of partners worldwide. Members may then use those award miles toward travel, hotel stays, car rentals and merchandise. United also offers MileagePlus Headliners, a unique program that lets members use their award miles to purchase theater and sporting event tickets and bid on a variety of amazing experiences. In addition, customers can visit the MileagePlus Digital Media Store. A first of its kind in the airline industry, the Digital Media Store gives MileagePlus members the opportunity to use miles for songs, albums, television shows and movies.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,341 flights a day to more than 360 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 195 countries via 28 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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