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LA's Newest Star: The United Polaris Lounge Opens at Los Angeles International Airport

January 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning January 12, United customers traveling in United Polaris® business class, the airline's international premium cabin travel experience, will now be able to relax and dine before their travels in the new United Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport.

The award-winning Polaris lounge experience builds on the airline's concept to be uniquely United while embracing the energy and distinct culture of Southern California and the exciting destinations United serves from here. This Polaris lounge features Southern California-style throughout, including works by local, Los Angeles-based artists, Rema Ghuloum, Chris Trueman and Ruth Pastine, and a food and beverage program inspired by the City of Angels. It is conveniently located in Terminal 7 between Gates 73 and 75A and faces west to capture the city's vibrant sunset skies.

The United Polaris lounge is the most recent investment United has made at LAX, where the airline recently completed a $573 million renovation of Terminal 7. Customers also can now take advantage of the recently completed cut-through, a new road that provides a shortcut to avoid the LAX "horseshoe" road around the terminals to help ease their travels. In addition to the Polaris lounge, United recently opened a new United Club in Terminal 7, and offers customers who want a more upscale experience access to The Private Terminal. These latest improvements and amenities help give United customers the best possible airport experience at LAX.

The airline is also committed to the greater Los Angeles community, having announced last year a $1 million grant to Southern California-based First Place for Youth.

"Los Angeles is one of United's most important gateways, particularly to Asia and Australia, and this lounge provides our customers with a best-in-class experience before they board their flights, especially for those customers with late-night departures and early-morning arrivals," said Janet Lamkin, United's California President. "We continue to expand our presence in Los Angeles, connecting customers from all over California and the U.S. to our global network. The addition of the United Polaris lounge is yet another way we provide customers with the best possible travel experience at LAX."

United Polaris Lounge at LAX Facts & Highlights

  • More than 12,000 square feet
  • 140 seats, with a variety of seating areas for productivity, privacy and dining
  • 272 power outlets and 120 USB ports
  • Luxurious shower suites, featuring rainfall showerheads and Soho House & Co's Cowshed Spa products
  • Private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding
  • Customers are invited to enjoy a full restaurant-quality experience in The Dining Room before their flights. With a menu that blends international comfort foods developed by Los Angeles native Chef Tritia Gestuvo, highlights include: almond-crusted fish and chips, chilaquiles, Korean bulgogi arancini, fresh crafted sandwiches on La Brea Bakery® bread, flavorful street tacos and house-made cinnamon churros.
  • In a nod to the innovative cocktail culture of Los Angeles, the lounge features signature cocktails inspired by the City of Stars, including the Let's Rumble, made from Cruso Spiced Rum, fresh lemon, prickly pear puree and house-made simple syrup and the On Sunset, a playful take on the tequila sunrise, made from Casa Noble Tequila, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal and agave nectar.

The United Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is the fifth Polaris lounge to open. Other United Polaris lounge locations include: Chicago O'Hare International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental in Houston, Newark Liberty International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

The focus behind the United Polaris experience has always been to provide long-haul travelers with what they've asked for: the best sleep in the sky. On average, United continues to add one aircraft with the new United Polaris business class seat every 10 days from now through 2020. On Monday, the airline's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, officially entered service, featuring the Polaris business class seat as well as the airline's new United Premium Plus seat. United in the first North American carrier to operate the 787-10 and the only airline in the world to operate all three models of the Dreamliner.

For more photos of the United Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport, visit the United Newsroom.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,800 flights a day to 353 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 770 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 559 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

SOURCE United Airlines

For further information: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640, media.relations@united.com

United Airlines Unveils New United MileagePlus X App

January 10, 2019

CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Airlines is introducing the relaunch of the United MileagePlus X app, which offers United MileagePlus® members a unique opportunity to earn award miles for everyday purchases. The app has been refreshed to integrate additional programs to make it even easier for members to accumulate miles. Additionally, the app features the launch of United Visa Rewards with offers from merchants like Sam's Club®, Wayfair®, and StubHubTM, offering UnitedSM Chase Visa Cardmembers even more ways to earn miles.

App enhancements

  • MileagePlus DiningSM: The existing MileagePlus Dining program has been integrated into the MileagePlus X app. With seamless enrollment and showcasing nearby restaurants, members' ability to choose where to dine and earn miles is now in the palm of their hand.
  • MileagePlus Shopping: The longstanding shopping program is now available through the MileagePlus X app, and offers members the ability to shop and earn miles on the go at more than 900 retailers.
  • United Visa Rewards: This new program is powered by Visa Commerce Network, which allows enrolled individuals to receive valuable offers within MileagePlus X thanks to the power of the Visa payments network. United Visa Rewards is available exclusively to United Chase Visa Cardmembers in the U.S. who are now able to enroll their eligible card into the program via the app. From there, they can view active enhanced mileage earning offers from participating merchants. Once program participants make a qualifying purchase with a participating merchant, they will receive a near real-time reward notification within the app. As a special launch offer, from now until March 31, 2019, United Chase Visa Cardmembers can earn 1,000 bonus award miles by simply enrolling their eligible credit card for the first time into the program.1

"We are excited to launch the new MileagePlus X app, which allows MileagePlus members to earn and redeem award miles in real time for their everyday purchases at hundreds of merchants across the U.S, matching the increased benefits our UnitedSM Explorer Cardmembers received with the new credit card last summer," said Luc Bondar, president of MileagePlus Holdings and vice president of loyalty at United Airlines. "As mobile payments become more commonplace, it was a natural tie for United to update the features, enable members to make purchases and earn and use miles on the go."

"Visa and United have been working together for over 20 years," said Terry Angelos, SVP, loyalty & offers, Visa. "As digitally-savvy individuals continue to help shape the future of digital commerce, Visa continues to work with United and Chase to bring new ways to reward consumers for their loyalty. At the same time, participating merchants will benefit from Visa Commerce Network's ability to deliver custom solutions that will help increase their customer base and loyalty, ultimately helping them continue to grow their business."

Through the MileagePlus X app, members can purchase eGift Cards from hundreds of restaurants and retailers. One of the savviest ways to take advantage of this feature is to buy an eGift Card in the amount of the purchase price while at checkout at a participating merchant. In addition, primary United Chase Cardmembers earn a 25% bonus on miles earned from MileagePlus on eGift Card purchases made through the app. Customers can find eGift Cards from a variety of categories such as shopping, dining, transportation, lodging, music, and more.

About MileagePlus®

MileagePlus® is United's industry-leading loyalty program. With a wide network of partners through which members may earn and redeem miles. MileagePlus members earn award miles by flying United, United Express, Star Alliance airlines or other airline partners, and by purchasing products or services from partners around the globe. Members enjoy a host of options for using those award miles, including award travel, hotel stays, car rentals and merchandise. For the 15th consecutive year, Global Traveler voted United's MileagePlus® loyalty program the best overall frequent-flyer program in the world.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,800 flights a day to 353 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 770 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 559 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

1 Available to first time enrollees only

 

SOURCE United Airlines

For further information: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, 872.825.8640, media.relations@united.com

United Airlines Named Best Overall Frequent Flyer Program in the World for 15th Consecutive Year

December 20, 2018

CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 15th consecutive year, readers of Global Traveler, a monthly publication written exclusively for frequent business and luxury travelers, voted United's MileagePlus loyalty program the Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program in the world. United has been recognized with this distinction every year since the inception of the GT Tested Reader Survey in 2004.

In the survey completed by frequent business and luxury travelers, United's MileagePlus program was also named the Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program for the sixth consecutive year.

Additionally, the United MileagePlus Club Card from Chase was named Best Credit Card and Best Credit Card Rewards Program, both for the seventh consecutive year.

"It is an honor that United's MileagePlus loyalty program is consistently recognized by Global Traveler as the Best Frequent Flyer Program. It represents our continued commitment to our MileagePlus members and credit card holders," said Luc Bondar, United's vice president of loyalty. "We are proud to offer a service that continues to be consistent and meets the standards our members expect."

MileagePlus members earn award miles by flying United, United Express, Star Alliance airlines or other airline partners, and by purchasing products or services from partners around the globe. Members enjoy a variety of options for using those award miles, including to pay for travel, hotel stays, car rentals and merchandise.

United continues to enhance its MileagePlus program, offering members new ways to earn and redeem miles as well as increased benefits. Highlights from the last 12 months include:

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 760 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 546 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

 

SOURCE United Airlines

For further information: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640, media.relations@united.com

MileagePlus Named Top Airline Loyalty Program in the Americas by the Frequent Traveler Awards

December 05, 2018

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MileagePlus, the loyalty program for United Airlines' customers, has been awarded the 2018 Frequent Traveler Titan Award as the leading and most innovative airline loyalty program in the Americas. The Titan Awards are awarded to one airline, hotel and rental car company by a board of notable loyalty leaders who have been an integral part of building the loyalty industry.

"It's a tremendous honor to be recognized by this industry's leadership for having the best airline loyalty program in the Americas," said Luc Bondar, United's president of MileagePlus and vice president of Loyalty. "It is our goal to make sure MileagePlus members are taken care of at every step of their travel journey and we look forward to continuing to find new opportunities to enhance the experience for all of our members." 

"We congratulate United MileagePlus for earning the prestigious Frequent Traveler Titan Award for the Americas," said Henry Harteveldt, Titan Awards chair and noted airline industry analyst. "Our distinguished panel of six travel industry loyalty pioneers recognizes MileagePlus's industry-leading strength and value across the Americas."

United continues to enhance its MileagePlus program, offering members new ways to earn and redeem miles as well as increased benefits. Highlights from the last 12 months include:

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 760 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 546 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

 

 

SOURCE United Airlines

For further information: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640, media.relations@united.com

Swing into Miles as United Airlines Debuts MileagePlus Golf

November 29, 2018

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holiday season, members of United Airlines' loyalty program, MileagePlus®, have a new way to earn miles with the launch of MileagePlus Golf, a dedicated program that awards miles for purchases from four leading golf retailers. Through a dedicated website, www.mileageplusgolf.com, and soon to be launched mobile app, MileagePlus Golf allows members to earn airline miles for purchases on golf merchandise and tee times all through one online portal. 

Partner

Miles Earned*

Golf Direct Now - a leading online golf retailer

Earn 4 miles per dollar on all golf merchandise and equipment and 6 miles per dollar on closeout and sale merchandise

GolfNow - an online booking service for tee times

Earn 4 miles for every $1.00 spent for eligible daily tee times

GolfLogix - a GPS app featuring 35,000 course maps

Earn 250 miles on an annual premier membership and 50 bonus miles just for downloading the free GolfLogix app

Tathata - a top golf instructional program

Earn 1,000 miles when purchasing the Tathata Golf annual training program

"Our members are passionate about many things that complement travel, and golf is one of their top interests, making MileagePlus Golf an exciting addition to the program," said Luc Bondar, president of MileagePlus Holdings and vice president of loyalty at United Airlines. "We are committed to providing MileagePlus members with a wide variety of ways to earn miles for use on travel and other unique experiences."

MileagePlus members seeking a one-of-a-kind experience can also take advantage of MileagePlus Exclusives, www.exclusives.mileageplus.com, which offers top access to some of the world's best experiences. An upcoming golf opportunity includes a private lesson and round of golf at TPC® Potomac at Avenel Farm tournament, with past experiences that included a chance to play in the Pro-Am at The National in June or the chance to walk inside the ropes during the tournament.

There is no fee to join MileagePlus. Visit www.mileageplusgolf.com for more information about MileagePlus Golf.

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 760 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 546 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

*MileagePlus miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to the rules of the MileagePlus program. For details, visit www.united.com/mileageplus and www.mileageplusgolf.com.

 

SOURCE United Airlines

For further information: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640, media.relations@united.com

Foodies and Flyers Unite: United Airlines Named Official Partner of MICHELIN Guides USA

August 13, 2018

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to continue offering travel inspiration while highlighting some of the top cities in the U.S., United Airlines today announced a new partnership as the official airline partner of the MICHELIN® Guides USA. Created in France in 1900, the MICHELIN Guide was originally published as an aid to the very first motorists and was filled with handy information such as maps, how to change a tire, where to fill up with petrol and the best places to eat and sleep. The four MICHELIN Guides for the USA highlight cities known for tourism and cuisine – New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Chicago – all of which serve as hub markets for United.

As part of this partnership, MileagePlus members will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to attend Michelin events in these cities. Through the MileagePlus Exclusives program, MileagePlus members will be able to bid their miles to attend five unique events. Experiences include guide launch events with cocktails and tasting stations from some of the newly selected and highly talented Michelin chefs of 2019 in each of the different MICHELIN Guide cities.

"This partnership is exciting on so many levels. Discovering new foods, flavors, and dining destinations is an integral part of any great travel experience and our relationship with MICHELIN guides not only continues to promote travel to some of our favorite cities, but also gives our MileagePlus customers the unique opportunity to redeem their miles to enjoy delicious experiences around the world," said Luc Bondar, United's vice president of Loyalty. "Foodies have long recognized the MICHELIN Guides as the preeminent authority on culinary excellence and we're thrilled to be their official airline partner, and to be able to extend the benefits of this partnership to our customers."

"As a mobility company, Michelin is proud to partner with United Airlines in the spirit of creating unforgettable experiences for travelers throughout the world," said Alexandre Taisne, director of Michelin Travel Partner. "MileagePlus members will enjoy exclusive access to private launch events that celebrate culinary excellence in outstanding establishments."

MileagePlus members will be able to bid their miles to attend the following Michelin events:

  • D.C. Guide Launch event at the French Embassy on September 13
  • Chicago Guide Launch event at The Loyalist on September 26
  • New York City Guide Launch event on November 6
  • New York City Matter of Taste wine event on November 10
  • San Francisco Guide Launch event on November 29

For more information on each of these experiences, and to bid miles, customers can visit exclusives.mileageplus.com/michelin.

About the MICHELIN Guide

The MICHELIN guide selects the best restaurants and hotels in the 30 countries it covers. Providing a showcase of gourmet dining around the world, it highlights the culinary dynamism of a country, as well as new trends and emerging young chefs. Creating value for restaurants through the distinctions that it attributes each year, the MICHELIN guide contributes to the prestige of the local gastronomy, thereby making cities and countries more attractive to tourists. Backed by its rigorous selection method and longstanding knowledge of the hospitality industry, the MICHELIN guide provides customers with unique expertise that enables it to offer them a true quality service.

The different selections are available in both print and digital versions. They are accessible via the Web and on a full range of mobile media that offer navigation capabilities adapted to individual usage as well as an on-line booking service. With the MICHELIN guide, the Group continues to support millions of travelers, allowing them to live a unique mobility experience.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 757 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 551 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

 

SOURCE United Airlines

For further information: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640, media.relations@united.com

Polaris Star Shines Bright in Texas: United's Newest Business Class Lounge Opens in Houston

June 26, 2018

HOUSTON, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this Friday, customers traveling in United Polaris® business class, the airline's international premium cabin travel experience, will be able to relax before their travels and enjoy locally-inspired food and beverage offerings with the opening of the new United Polaris lounge at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

"As we continue to increase momentum of the roll-out of United Polaris, we're thrilled to bring this industry-leading lounge concept to Houston, where the lounge décor, food and drink are all a reflection of the city," said Mark Krolick, United's Vice President of Marketing. "We specifically designed this United Polaris lounge location to feel like a boutique hotel, with dedicated spaces for relaxation, refreshing and dining and we're confident that our Houston customers and those connecting through this award-winning airport will enjoy a best-in-class lounge experience."

United's latest Polaris lounge exhibits distinct flair from Houston, the culinary and cultural capital of the South. Unique artwork is featured throughout the lounge by two Houstonian artists – Shane Tolbert and Terrell James. Food highlights include a Texas breakfast skillet, Cajun andouille sausage and chicken étouffée, Argentinean roasted chimichurri chicken, tres leches bites and the United Polaris Burger, which will be on the menu at all United Polaris lounges. The cocktail menu includes the Caliente on the Rocks, which combines Casamigos® Tequila, orange juice and a homemade sour mix, garnished with a jalapeño for an extra kick and caipirinhas, the traditional Brazilian cocktail made from muddled lime, sugar and cachaça. The lounge also serves house-made star anise-infused vodka and oolong tea-steeped bourbon.

United Polaris Lounge at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Facts & Highlights

  • 191 seats
  • 324 power outlets and 264 USB ports
  • 2 private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding
  • 6 luxurious shower suites, featuring rainfall showers and Soho House & Co's Cowshed Spa products
  • Personal valet services, including steaming garments
  • A private dining area with table service for up to 28 guests
  • 11 pieces of contemporary art

The opening of the United Polaris lounge in Houston closely follows the debut of United Polaris lounges at San Francisco International Airport in April and at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this month. The United Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is expected to open later this year. 

On average, United plans to add one aircraft with the new United Polaris business class seat every 10 days from now through 2020. Beginning July 1, every seat in the United Polaris cabin will be provisioned with a cooling gel pillow. The gel pillow, previously available by request, has proven to be one of the most popular items of United Polaris bedding.

United's Polaris Lounge in Houston is conveniently located in Terminal E, next to Gate E12. This is the most recent of several investments United has made in Houston, including the carrier's announcement of a $1M grant to the Houston Food Bank as well as its long-term lease commitment at 609 Main in downtown Houston.

For photos of the Polaris lounge in Houston, visit the United newsroom.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

 

SOURCE United Airlines

For further information: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640, media.relations@united.com

New United Explorer Card: Cardmembers Are Now Rewarded In the Air and on the Ground

June 01, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. – June 1, 2018 –  Chase Card Services, the leading co-brand credit card issuer in the U.S., and United Airlines today introduced the new UnitedSM Explorer Card. The card will now offer an expanded 2 miles per $1 on hotel stays and restaurant purchases in addition to 2 miles per $1 on purchases with United, valuable travel credits and in-flight benefits and discounts. Additionally, to celebrate the enhanced benefits, this summer Chase and United be giving away up to 20 million miles to select United travelers.

New Benefits:

  • 2 miles per $1 spent on hotel stays
  • 2 miles per $1 spent on restaurants purchases
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check statement credit
  • 25 percent back on United in-flight purchases when using the card (includes Wi-Fi, food and beverages)

Existing Benefits:

  • 2 miles per $1 spent with United Airlines
  • 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free checked bag when you pay with the card (for primary and one other person)
  • Priority boarding
  • 2 United ClubSM passes per year
  • Miles don’t expire as long as you have the card
  • No blackout dates
  • Last seat availability
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Inside Access from Chase program offers more than 30 unique event experiences per year in entertainment, food, sports and fashion
  • All for $0 intro annual fee for the first year, and $95 annually every year after

In addition to the enhanced card benefits, for a limited time new United Explorer Cardmembers can earn 40,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first three months after account opening.  Plus, a $100 statement credit after the first purchase is made on the card and a zero introductory annual fee for the first year, and $95 thereafter.

“We’re excited to introduce an upgraded United Explorer Card and celebrate our customers all summer long. We listened to customer feedback and worked with Chase to provide enhanced rewards that deliver on what our customers value most,” said Luc Bondar, United's Vice President of Loyalty, “By offering additional benefits such as up to $100 Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check statement credit, and 25 percent back on United in-flight purchases, the new United Explorer Card rewards customers for their everyday purchases and throughout their travel journey.”

“We know travel extends far beyond the airport, so we are providing opportunities for cardmembers to enjoy more value and earn more rewards before, during and after their travel experiences,” said Leslie Gillin, Chase Co-Brand Cards President. “No matter if you are taking a flight, trying a new restaurant or booking a hotel, with the new United Explorer card we are rewarding you for your travel and providing benefits and perks along the way.”

A Rewarded Summer

To reinforce the increased value cardmembers will receive with the new United Explorer Card, this summer United and Chase will introduce the new Rewarded marketing campaign featuring award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross. Tracee will showcase how cardmembers will be rewarded at every point in their travel experience.

Additionally, customers will have the opportunity to feel rewarded all summer long with activities including:

  • Rewarded Flights: In select gate areas at three surprise locations within United hubs, customers will be greeted with fanfare and a sweepstakes giving away prizes such as hotel stays or restaurant vouchers and inflight perks. The ultimate surprise will be on three “rewarded” flights where customers can win a portion of up to 20 million United MileagePlus miles. No purchase necessary, see the Official Rules for the sweepstakes here: Rewarded.ChaseOnlineSweepstakes.com
  • Twice in a Lifetime Rewarded: Starting later this month, PopSugar.com will be hosting a promotion for United cardmembers and MileagePlus members.  Stay tuned for more information.   
  • United Explorer Card Food Truck: Together with Visa, the United Explorer Card food truck will roam New York City throughout July, rewarding consumers with a sampling of treats from some of the popular restaurants at the airline’s New York area hub at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The refreshed United Explorer Card is part of a credit card program that also includes the UnitedSM TravelBank, United MileagePlus® Explorer Business and United MileagePlus® Club Cards. For more information about the new United Explorer Card, please visit www.theexplorercard.com.  

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: 5,100 branches, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to Chase.com.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles,  New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star AllianceTM, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL."

Dinner with the Queen: United Airlines MileagePlus Members Can Dine with Aviation Royalty

May 15, 2018

CHICAGO, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate United Airlines' (UAL) recently retired fleet of iconic Boeing 747 aircraft, MileagePlus Exclusives is giving MileagePlus members a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the weekend of June 1-3, 2018 with the "Queen of the Skies."

Through an auction currently live on the MileagePlus Exclusives website, members can bid miles to travel to Tupelo, Mississippi for a private tour of Universal Asset Management (UAM) Aircraft Disassembly Center, an aviation asset management facility that is currently home to a number of retired United 747 aircraft. The tour will culminate with a champagne toast in the 747 first-class cabin of N118UA, followed by dinner under the belly of the aircraft, which operated the airline's final 747 revenue flight last year.

In total, MileagePlus Exclusives is offering only five packages for this one-of-a-kind event – two packages are available to bid on by all MileagePlus members, two packages are reserved for bids from MileagePlus Premier members and one package is for United MileagePlus Cardmembers. Each package is for two guests.

Package Details:  

  • Roundtrip United Economy® domestic airfare for two to Memphis, Tennessee
  • Two-night hotel accommodations at a Marriott hotel property in Memphis
    • Check-in: Friday, June 1, 2018
    • Check out: Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Access for two to tour UAM's hangar and aircraft disassembly center that holds some of United's 747s on Saturday, June 2, 2018
    • Tail numbers: N118UA, N117UA and N121UA 
  • Access for two to tour UAM's Global Distribution Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • A champagne toast in the first-class cabin of a United 747 on Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Complimentary dinner outside with the "Queen of the Skies" on Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Roundtrip shuttle bus transportation from Memphis to Tupelo on Saturday, June 2, 2018

"Through MileagePlus Exclusives, we aim to offer our members access to unique experiences that money can't buy, and there's no better example of that then getting up close with the 747 in a setting not typically experienced by the public," said Luc Bondar, president of MileagePlus Holdings and vice president of loyalty at United Airlines. "We're thrilled to be able to offer this uniquely United chance of a lifetime to aviation and engineering enthusiasts."

MileagePlus members have until May 24 to bid for this experience. To claim your spot visit: https://exclusives.mileageplus.com/747-400

In addition to this exciting experience, in July, MileagePlus members will have an opportunity to own a piece of three United 747s. Members will be able to bid on or buy parts of this historic aircraft fleet, including tail numbers, windows and more. For details, visit: https://exclusives.mileageplus.com/747-400

United's final revenue flight operated by a 747 took place on Nov. 7, 2017, when the airline recreated its very first 747 flight, flying from San Francisco to Honolulu.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on 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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Pack Your Bags for Summer Sun, Fun and Adventure: United's 2018 Summer Schedule Offers Customers More Destinations Than Ever Before

April 26, 2018

CHICAGO, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) kicks off its 2018 summer seasonal travel schedule offering more options for customers from more than 100 North American cities to conveniently connect to Europe and Latin America with just one stop. United's new offerings this summer include Iceland, Portugal, Scotland and Switzerland and the return of nonstop services between six of its U.S. hub cities and popular destinations in Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

"This summer, United is offering customers more opportunities for international travel than any other U.S. airline," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network. "Customers now have more options to visit new destinations in Europe or to return to their favorite cities in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Choose from 25 European destinations this summer
In addition to offering customers new destinations, including Reykjavik, Iceland, and Porto, Portugal, United will be returning with seasonal service to 25 destinations, including Athens, Greece; Glasgow, Scotland; Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; Rome and Venice, Italy; Shannon, Ireland; and more.  

This year, United has extended its trans-Atlantic summer route schedule from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington/Dulles, offering flights earlier in the season and operating through October. The airline's daily seasonal service between Chicago and Edinburgh, Scotland, and between San Francisco and Munich, Germany, begins May 4 and ends October 26, and seasonal service between Chicago and Dublin and between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal, started earlier this month and will end October 26.

Rediscover beautiful Caribbean Islands and Mexico
United is also resuming service to many of the Caribbean destinations impacted by hurricanes last year, including St. Maarten and St. Thomas. Earlier this year, United reinstated daily service between New York/Newark and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and continues ramping up service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where United offers up to twice-daily service from New York/Newark and up to daily service between San Juan and Chicago, Houston and Washington, D.C. United currently offers daily service between Washington, D.C., and St. Thomas.

Customers in Louisiana and Texas looking for another way to get to Cancun, Mexico, can choose United's new weekend seasonal service from New Orleans and San Antonio beginning June 9.

Vacation shouldn't end in the summer
This fall, United will launch nonstop service between San Francisco and Pape'ete, the capital of Tahiti, the South Pacific's gateway to more than 118 islands in French Polynesia, including Bora Bora, Moorea, the Marquesas and Raiatea.

United is the only U.S. carrier offering nonstop service to Tahiti from the mainland United States and will connect customers to the South Pacific's white sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons, coral atolls and volcanic mountain peaks. Visitors to the islands experience a tropical paradise with countless spaces to relax and reconnect in natural beauty and authentic French Polynesian island culture.  

Customers can now book nonstop service from San Francisco to Pape'ete's Fa'a'ā International Airport for travel beginning Oct. 30, 2018, through March 28, 2019.

United's 2018 Seasonal Schedule


Airport

Destination

Start

Chicago (ORD)

Dublin, Ireland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Rome, Italy

Now flying

May 4

May 4

Denver (DEN)

London

Now flying

Houston (IAH)

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

St. Thomas, U.S. VI

June 9

April 28

 

New York/Newark (EWR)

Athens, Greece

Bermuda

Glasgow, Scotland

Hamburg, Germany

Porto, Portugal

Reykjavik, Iceland

St. Maarten

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Shannon, Ireland

Stockholm, Sweden

Venice, Italy

May 23

June 7

May 4

April 25

May 4

May 23

Now flying

Aug. 25

Now flying

May 4

Now flying

San Francisco (SFO)

Munich, Germany

Zurich, Switzerland

Pape'ete, Tahiti

May 4

June 7

Oct. 30

Washington, D.C. (IAD)

Barcelona, Spain

Dublin, Ireland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Lisbon, Portugal

Madrid, Spain

Rome, Italy

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

May 23

Now flying

May 23

Now flying

May 4

Now flying

Now flying

New Orleans (MSY)

Cancun, Mexico

June 9

San Antonio (SAT)

Cancun, Mexico

June 9

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on 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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United Airlines Unveils United Polaris Lounge at San Francisco International Airport

April 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning April 30, customers traveling in United Polaris, the airline's international premium cabin travel experience, will be able to relax and dine prior to their travels or refresh upon arrival in the new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) conveniently located in the International Terminal near Gate G92.

Thoughtful California touches are incorporated into the lounge's look as well as the food and beverages so that customers – visiting us from all over the globe – get a glimpse into the Bay Area's unique aesthetic.

United Polaris Lounge at SFO Facts & Highlights

  • Two levels across more than 28,000 square feet
  • 440 seats
  • 19 different types of seating
  • 492 power outlets and 492 USB ports
  • 8 pieces of art by prominent Bay Area artists, all San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Art Award honorees
  • 5 private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding
  • 8 luxurious shower suites, featuring rainfall showers and Soho House & Co's Cowshed Spa products
  • Personal valet services, including steaming garments
  • "The Dining Room" – a private restaurant style dining area with a menu designed by Chef Tritia Gestuvo, a California native, that blends international comfort foods — such as a traditional Chinese congee breakfast and hand-cut pappardelle pasta with mushroom ragout — with staples like the United Polaris Burger
  • A bistro-like buffet that includes a ramen noodle bar in the afternoon and additional unique-to-San Francisco treats that align with the flight schedule and destinations of United and Star Alliance partners
  • Cocktails inspired by the Bay Area, including the Mai Tai, invented in Oakland in 1944, and the Pisco Punch, featuring pisco which became all the rage during the California Gold Rush of 1849

The United Polaris lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport is expected to open by early June, the lounge at George Bush Intercontinental in Houston this summer and the lounge at Los Angeles International Airport this fall.

The focus behind the United Polaris experience has always been to provide long-haul travelers with what they've asked for: better sleep in the sky. On average, United plans to add one aircraft with the new United Polaris business class seat every 10 days from now through 2020. Beginning July 1, every seat onboard will be provisioned with a cooling gel pillow. The gel pillow, previously available by request, has proven to be one of the most popular items of United Polaris bedding.

In response to customer feedback, beginning May 1, United will offer customers a pre-arrival dessert in place of the pre-departure chocolate that is currently served. On flights departing the U.S., customers will be served a white chocolate cranberry cookie from Christie Cookie Co., handcrafted from gourmet ingredients in Nashville, Tenn. Customers on flights that originate outside the U.S. will receive a box of chocolates.

For more photos of the United Polaris lounge at SFO, visit the United Newsroom.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on 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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BP and United Airlines® Introduce the Only Joint Reward Program of Its Kind

March 07, 2018

CHICAGO, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, BP and United Airlines will offer BP Driver Rewards and United MileagePlus members the option of earning and using miles on fuel purchases at participating BP U.S. retail locations. This is the only program in the U.S. that allows customers the ability to earn and use U.S. airline miles at the pump for gasoline purchases.

 

When BP Driver Rewards and MileagePlus members sign up for this new program, they can earn 200 bonus award miles after joining and making their first fuel purchase with a linked debit or credit card.* Members can multiply their earnings through the following options:

  • One award mile for every gallon of fuel purchased*
  • Two award miles for every gallon of fuel purchased with a linked debit or credit card**
  • Three award miles for every gallon of premium-grade fuel purchased with a linked debit or credit card**

In addition, BP Driver Rewards and MileagePlus members will be able to use 60 award miles per gallon to save 50 cents per gallon with a linked debit or credit card.***

"We are thrilled to work with United Airlines to launch this exciting partnership," said Rick Altizer, senior vice president of sales and marketing at BP. "We know that consumers want more choices when it comes to how they are rewarded by BP, and this program makes it even easier for our customers to save money on fuel purchases."

"This partnership also builds on BP's strategy to develop high-quality, differentiated fuel and convenience offers to provide consumers with choices that help simplify their busy lifestyles," Altizer said.

"This unique program demonstrates our commitment to providing MileagePlus members with an industry-leading experience," said Luc Bondar, president of MileagePlus Holdings and vice president of loyalty at United Airlines. "We want our members to have a variety of ways to earn and use miles, and they will be able to conveniently do so for fuel purchases with BP." 

For more information and to register for the program, visit www.mybpstation.com/united.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 744 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 518 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

About BP

BP is a global producer of oil and gas with operations in over 70 countries. BP has a larger economic footprint in the U.S. than in any other nation, and it has invested more than $100 billion here since 2005. BP employs about 14,000 people across the U.S. and supports more than 106,000 additional jobs through all its business activities. For more information on BP in America, visit www.bp.com/us.

Notes:
There is no fee to join the BP Driver Rewards or the United MileagePlus programs.

*The 200 bonus award miles offer is open to all BP Driver Rewards members who select United MileagePlus award miles as their reward type in their Driver Rewards account and have linked a form of payment to their account. To earn the bonus, members must then make a fuel transaction at a participating BP station that earns MileagePlus award miles. Limit one bonus per account, per person for a maximum of 200 bonus miles. MileagePlus award miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. For details, visit www.united.com/mileageplus

**Driver Rewards members who select United MileagePlus award miles as their reward type in their account will earn 1 award mile per gallon of BP fuel purchased at participating BP locations. Link a form of payment to your Driver Rewards account to earn 1 additional award mile per gallon of regular or mid-grade fuel purchased (for a total of 2 miles per gallon), or earn 2 additional award miles per gallon of premium-grade fuel purchased (for a total of 3 miles per gallon). Maximum 20 gallons per fuel purchase. Member must enter their Driver Rewards number or swipe a linked card at the pump. Not valid with other offers earning or redeeming cents off per gallon. Not valid where prohibited by law. MileagePlus miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to the rules of the MileagePlus program. For details, visit www.united.com/mileageplus. If you are an existing Driver Rewards member and choose to earn miles, your existing cents per gallon balance will convert to miles as a one-time courtesy at the rate disclosed at the time of conversion. If you choose to make the one-time conversion, the transaction is non-reversible and can only occur one time per person, per Driver Rewards account.

***Use 60 United MileagePlus award miles per gallon for $0.50 off per gallon on a maximum of 20 gallons (for a maximum of $10 off) per fuel purchase. To be eligible to use miles at participating BP stations, you must have an eligible form of payment linked to your Driver Rewards account and have at least 1,200 miles in your MileagePlus account at the time of purchase. For the option to use miles for cents off per gallon, swipe your linked form of payment at the pump. MileagePlus miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to the rules of the MileagePlus program. For details, visit www.united.com/mileageplus.

 

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