United Airlines Partners with the PGA TOUR to Offer MileagePlus Members Player-Friendly Benefits

Feb 11, 2014, 15:40 ET from United Airlines

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and the PGA TOUR are teaming up to offer members of the company's MileagePlus loyalty program special discounts and access to courses within the PGA TOUR's TPC Network – a collection of more than 30 world-class golf destinations throughout North America.

United is the official airline of the PGA TOUR. Through this partnership, MileagePlus Premier members may receive a 20 percent discount on starting times and golf club rentals at more than a dozen TPC properties as well as other unique benefits across the TPC Network.

All other MileagePlus members may receive a 10 percent discount on starting times and golf club rentals at more than a half dozen TPC resorts and other properties, and all members may receive a 10 percent discount at TOURAcademies within the TPC Network.

Customers should visit www.united.com/tpc to take advantage of the offers.

"Through our relationship with the PGA TOUR, MileagePlus members can play on some of the top golf courses in the country, with the added benefit of player-friendly discounts," said Praveen Sharma, United's vice president of loyalty and business development. "This offer is a great addition to our already strong portfolio of MileagePlus member benefits."

About MileagePlus

MileagePlus is United's award-winning loyalty program. According to the fourth annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May 2013, MileagePlus offers the most "Saver" award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines. Also, Global Traveler magazine has named MileagePlus the "Best Frequent-Flyer Program" for 10 consecutive years.

MileagePlus members earn award miles by flying United, United Express, Star Alliance airlines or other airline partners, and by purchasing products or services from various partners worldwide. Members may then use those award miles to pay for travel, hotel stays, car rentals, merchandise and other benefits, including PGA TOUR packages auctioned on MileagePlus Headliners.

MileagePlus also offers:

  • A partnership with Mercedes-Benz USA that provides exclusive incentives for MileagePlus Premiers
  • The RewardsPlus partnership, with Marriott Rewards, which offers benefits for all MileagePlus members
  • A United Cruises program that offers the best rates for cruises, provides significant mileage-earning potential for members and, for MileagePlus credit card customers, is the richest offer in the market

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million customers. United is delivering a more flyer-friendly experience, offering more premium-cabin flat-bed seats and extra-legroom, economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S. global carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi, including on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on more than 200 aircraft, with more live television access than any airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and, in 2014, will take delivery of 36 new Boeing aircraft and welcome the E175 aircraft to United Express. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2013, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the Best Frequent-Flyer program for 10 consecutive years. Air Transport World named United the Eco-Aviation Airline of the Year Gold Winner in 2013. 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.

About the TPC Network

Licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 32 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf's most elite architects. Eighteen of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world renowned PLAYERS Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA TOUR with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world's best golfers compete.

TPCs are known for their outstanding conditioning and amenities, as well as a commitment to environmental excellence. The TPC Network is also distinguished by its unwavering commitment to further the PGA TOUR's "Together, anything's possible" giving back mission through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, please visit www.tpc.com. For the most up-to-date news, follow the TPC Network on Twitter (@PlayTPC), Instagram (@PlayTPC) or Facebook.com/TPCNetwork.

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