MileagePlus solidifies its standing as the industry's leading loyalty program for its third win in four years
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines' MileagePlus loyalty program was awarded Favorite Frequent-Flyer program at the fourth-annual Trazee Awards last night at a special awards event at the Global Business Travel Association convention in San Diego.
"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.
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.
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".
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