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San Diego, USA, September 04, 2018

United Airlines MileagePlus Voted Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program in Trazee Award

United Airlines' MileagePlus loyalty program was awarded Favorite Frequent-Flyer program at the fourth-annual Trazee Awards 

"We are extremely proud that our customers voted MileagePlus as the favorite frequent-flyer program," said Luc Bondar, United's president of MileagePlus and vice president of Loyalty. "United continues to build and improve our loyalty program that provides great value for all of our members while offering a variety of earning and redemption opportunities."

"As the winner in this category, it is clear United MileagePlus is a trendsetter in the industry and a favorite of the millennial traveler, the most sought-after travel demographic," said Francis X. Gallagher, Publisher and CEO, FX Express Publications, Inc.

The Trazee Awards are hosted by Trazee Travel, a publication created for travelers by the teams at FX Express Publications, Inc. and Global Traveler. Reader nominations were collected from December 2017 to March 2018 via an online ballot on Trazee Travel. MileagePlus also holds the award for best loyalty program from Global Traveler for the past 14 years, every year since the inception of the GT Tested Reader Survey in 2004.

MileagePlus Explorer Card Enhancements

MileagePlus members continue to see enhancements to the program, including the new United MileagePlus Explorer Card, launched in June 2018, which now offers an expanded 2 miles per $1 spent on hotel stays and restaurant purchases in addition to 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases with United, valuable travel credits and inflight benefits and discounts. Customers can 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, such as a recently announced partnership with BP.

MileagePlus Exclusives

Through MileagePlus Exclusives, members are also able to use their miles on unique and memorable experiences with a VIP touch across the widest range of mileage levels. Upcoming examples of MileagePlus Exclusives include: an opportunity to be among the first to fly United's new route from San Francisco to Tahiti, be a VIP at Red Carpet events at the 70th Emmy® Awards, dine at world-renowned restaurants, and obtain club level and luxury suites packages for a variety of sporting events.

About Star Alliance: The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,400 daily flights to 1,300 airports in 191 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.