Love Is in the Air – With United

United Offers a Special Fare Sale, Romantic Getaways, Goodie Bags and Bonus Miles for Gift Purchases in Honor of Valentine’s Day

CHICAGO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Lovers and others are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with United(R) and by snapping up last-minute special fares to see faraway loved ones, whisking a sweetheart away on a UnitedEscapes(R) package, indulging in luxurious holiday goodie bags on United’s p.s.(SM) service or earning Mileage Plus(R) bonus miles for lavishing valentines with FTD flowers, Nirvana Belgian chocolates or other luxurious treats from Mileage Plus partners.

“United’s customers deserve the best this Valentine’s Day, and we are thrilled to show our affection for them by offering excellent sale fares, vacation packages, decadent gifts and bonus mile rewards for people who fly, vacation or shop with United,” says Arnold Lewis, vice president-Marketing Programs. “We hope to delight our customers this holiday.”

Slip into something more comfortable — like a Valentine’s Day sale fare on United. Customers can surprise faraway loved ones by traveling on a sizzling special fare on United this Valentine’s Day (purchase by Feb. 11, 2005, is required). Outbound travel must occur between Feb. 10-12, 2005, with return travel between Feb. 13-15, 2005. Travel dates for some international markets may be different and blackout dates may apply.

Sample fares* are each-way and based on required roundtrip purchase; a full listing of special Valentine’s Day fares – indicated with a gold star — is available at Customers who book a paid, qualifying roundtrip flight through or anytime by Dec. 31, 2005, also earn a booking bonus of 1,000 bonus miles.**

Sample domestic fares include:

Boston – Washington, D.C. (1,2) $60
Chicago – New York $99
Newark – Los Angeles $127
San Francisco – Phoenix on (TedSM) $74

Sample international fares include:

Chicago – Punta Cana (3) $85
Chicago – Osaka $270
San Francisco – Paris $204
Washington, D.C. – Zurich $154

Make your weekend getaway red hot — take your sweetheart out of town with UnitedEscapes.

Special Valentine’s Day 3-night vacation packages, air and hotel included, are available from $198*** for booking now on . Sample packages include San Francisco (3-night) — air plus hotel from $198 (roundtrip from Los Angeles), and Paris (4-night) — air plus hotel from $637 (roundtrip from Chicago). Customers earn 1,000 Mileage Plus bonus miles when they purchase and complete a UnitedEscapes package that includes a roundtrip United, Ted or United Express(R) flight by Dec. 31, 2005.

Treat yourself on p.s.

On Feb. 12 and 13, p.s. customers flying from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to Los Angeles or San Francisco in United First(R) and United Business(R) will be treated to special Valentine’s Day goodie bags, plump with products that are sure to delight the mind, body and soul. The goodie bags will be available on flights in both directions on these routes on Feb. 14. United’s p.s. launched its first flight in October 2004 and is designed with more comfort, space and deluxe amenities for the high-end traveler between California and New York. The bags come prepared by Madison & Mulholland ( ), the newest luxury lifestyle company launched by Buzz Bag co-founder Jane Ubell-Meyer. Each bag is a treat and contains more than $1,000 worth of gifts, including:

— Scrumptious Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolates in a heart-
shaped box
— Murad Soothing Lip Therapy lip balm for the most kissable lips
— Okara hair care kit by Rene Furterer for luscious locks
— Biotherm Aquasource moisturizing gel for velvety skin
— Golden Door “In Room” Work Out DVD for sculpting the body
— Kushyfoot socks for snuggling
— The Travel Company gift certificate
— Luggage Express gift certificate
— Gift certificate for Media Training by Bill McGowan of Biomentary
— Cold Stone Creamery gift certificate, with ice cream samples at select
— Advance copies of Hyperion Books, including J.A. Konrath’s Bloody Mary,
Ridley Pearson’s Cut and Run, Elizabeth Becka’s Trace Evidence and Jim
Fergus’ The Wild Girl

Earn miles for being sweet.

Lavish your honey with flowers and gifts from or the Mileage Plus Mall,**** and earn miles for your thoughtfulness. Surprise your special someone with fresh flowers and unique gifts from and earn 20 miles per dollar spent through Feb. 28, 2005 (that’s double the miles regularly earned). Or, visit and select one of these featured merchants to earn special Valentine bonus miles per dollar spent through Feb. 23, 2005:

— Earn five miles per dollar spent at Sharper Image
— Earn four miles per dollar spent at Harry and David or RedEnvelope
— Earn three miles per dollar spent at, Illuminations, Spa
Finder, Nirvana Belgian Chocolates or Bose(R)

Customers must register and shop at to earn miles at more than 100 brand-name online retailers.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline, operating more than 3,500 flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is the largest international carrier based in the United States.***** United is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to more than 700 destinations in more than 130 countries worldwide. United’s nearly 62,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company’s Web site at

For the sample fares above, service is provided by United Airlines, except where noted. Portions of this service may be operated by the following carriers doing business as United Express(R) or as a code share partner:

1. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation
2. Mesa Airlines
3. US Airways.

* U.S./International Fare Facts: Fares above are each-way based on required roundtrip purchase for United Economy(R) travel on United Airlines(R), Ted(SM), and United Express(R) carriers and Economy Class on Lufthansa. Tickets purchased through United reservations offices are $5 per ticket higher and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are $10 per ticket higher. Fares purchased through other distribution channels may also be higher. When purchasing from United, always go to to find United’s lowest fares. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates. Purchase Requirements: Tickets for U.S., Canada and International destinations must be purchased and ticketed within 24 hours of making reservations, but no later than 2/11/05. Sale fares apply to U.S. point-of-sale only. Reservations and ticket purchases on must be completed simultaneously. Travel Days/Dates: Fares shown above are valid for travel commencing between 2/10/05 and 2/12/05. All travel must be completed by 2/15/05 except where noted. Fares for Pacific destinations are valid for travel commencing between 2/10/05 through 2/15/05 but must be completed by 2/28/05. Fares for China are valid for travel on all days of the week and fares to all other Pacific destinations are valid for travel Monday through Thursday. Fares on other days of the week are higher. Blackout Dates: U.S., Canada and Caribbean fares have no blackouts. Fares are not valid for outbound travel to Japan on 2/12/05. Min./Max. Stay: U.S. and Canada fares have no minimum or maximum stay. Fares for Latin destinations require a 3-day minimum. Fares for Pacific destinations require a 4-day minimum stay. Fares for Atlantic destinations require a Sunday minimum stay and have a 5-day maximum stay. Booking Class: Sale fares are booked in T, S or W classes of service, except where noted below. Additional Taxes/Fees: U.S. fares do not include a $3.20-per-flight segment tax. A flight segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Fares do not include the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 maximum per roundtrip or Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18, which may be collected depending on the itinerary. Fares for Hawaii and Alaska do not include a $7.00 (each-way) departure tax. For travel from Canada, fares do not include U.S. Inspection fees of $7, taxes/fees imposed by the Canadian government of up to $19.50, and a $27.40 international departure and arrival tax if outside of the 225-mile buffer zone. Fares for San Juan, PR do not include a $14.10 (each-way) arrival and departure tax. All international fares are subject to U.S. arrival and departure taxes and agricultural, immigrations, customs and security taxes/surcharges of up to $40. For travel to some countries, additional airport, transportation, embarkation, security, passenger service taxes/surcharges of up to $124 will apply depending on the destination. For return travel from some countries, fares do not include airport and/or departure taxes of up to $36 which may be collected by the foreign government at the time of departure. Itinerary Changes – Domestic: U.S. and Canada tickets are non-refundable. No changes may be made after ticketed departure date for any portion of the ticket. Tickets whose reservations are cancelled prior to the ticketed departure date are valid for travel one year from the original issuance date. Changes made on or before departure are subject to fare rules and a service charge of $100. If a reservation is not cancelled before the ticketed departure date, the ticket has no value. Itinerary Changes – International: Tickets are non- refundable, but the return portion may be changed for a fee ($150 for Latin, $150 for Pacific and $200 for European, Middle East, and African destinations), provided the new itinerary is within the parameters of this offer, minimum and maximum stay requirements are met, and the origin and destination are not changed. If the reservation is cancelled before the ticketed departure date, the itinerary may be rebooked up to one year from the original ticket issue date for a service charge ($150 for Latin, $150 for Pacific and $200 for European, Middle East, and African destinations). If a reservation if not cancelled before the ticketed departure date, the ticket has no value. Other Conditions: Fares are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Lower fares may be available to select destinations. Special fares do not apply for travel to/from Tokyo on United flights 800, 801, 866, 867 and 879-884 on the transpacific sector. Special fares do not apply for travel to/from Osaka on United flights 885, 886, 832 and 833 on the transpacific sector.

** Terms and Conditions of 1,000 mile online booking bonus: 1,000 mile booking bonus offer is effective for bookings made through Dec. 31, 2005. E- Fares and award travel are not eligible for the 1,000 mile booking bonus offer. Bonus miles will be awarded to the passenger booking the flight(s). The passenger booking the flight shall be the registered user logged into the web site. Mileage Plus membership number must be provided at the time of purchase in order to receive the bonus miles awarded in connection with this offer. Roundtrip travel required. A roundtrip is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel beginning in the outbound destination city back to the first origin city with all segments on United(R), Ted (SM), or United Express(R). One-way and open-jaw itineraries do not qualify, nor do United-marketed code-share flights operated by other carriers. Qualifying flights must be posted to the Mileage Plus account to qualify for this bonus. Bonus miles do not count toward Elite status. Miles accrued, awards issued and bonus offers are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. Please allow 4 to 8 weeks after completing qualifying travel activity for bonus miles to be posted to your Mileage Plus account. The Mileage Plus Program, including accruals, awards and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program, visit .

*** UnitedEscapes packages are subject to certain limitations and restrictions. Check for details. Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on required roundtrip air travel. Passenger is responsible for any other taxes, fees and charges that may apply to car or hotel services not included in the package. Exact price depends upon selected day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel selected, hotel room category, and class of airfare available. Sample package prices were found on during the month of January 2005 for travel February 11, 2005 through February 14, 2005, and may not represent current prices which are subject to both change and availability. All offers are subject to availability, limited, and apply to new bookings only. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions may apply.

**** Mileage Plus Mall: United, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies or partners. Please allow 8-10 weeks after completed qualifying activity for bonus miles to be posted to your Mileage Plus account. Members must be registered at to earn miles shopping at retailers. Bonus miles and miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward elite status. Bonus mile offers vary by merchant and are subject to change without notice, see site for details.

***** Measured by revenue passenger miles as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation for 12 months ending September 2004, the most recent comparison data available.

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