Mileage Plus Elite Members Now Have More Reward Choices… Including a Chance to Win One Million Miles

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Where would you go with a million miles in your Mileage Plus(R) account? This year, United Airlines is rewarding its loyal Mileage Plus members for continuing to fly United with more rewards and more choices, including a chance to win one million miles as part of its Elite Choice Promotion(SM).

Now through Dec. 31, 2005, when elite members reach the promotional milestones of the Elite Choice promotion they will have the choice of three rewards: multiple entries in United’s Million Miles Sweepstakes*, triple flight miles in March 2006 or additional upgrades.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our members to earn more rewards, and choose the one that’s right for them,” says Dennis Cary, United’s senior vice president-Marketing. “The Million Miles Sweepstakes choice is perfect for members who want to fulfill their ultimate dream destination itinerary. While others may prefer to choose tripling their miles or receiving upgrades. Either way, members win because they get to choose.”

To qualify for a reward of their choice, members who currently hold Premier(R) status must reach 40,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) or 40 Elite Qualifying Segments (EQS) by Dec. 31, 2005. The promotional threshold for members currently holding Premier Executive(R) status is 75,000 EQM/75 EQS, and members currently holding 1K(R) status need 125,000 EQM/125 EQS to qualify for this offer. General Mileage Plus members who reach at least 40,000 EQM/40 EQS and register for the promotion will also be eligible. For more information and full terms and conditions, visit .

United’s Mileage Plus program continues to offer its most loyal customers more reward choices for new travel incentives and more valuable redemption opportunities, such as cruises, car rentals, hotel stays and most recently, restaurant rewards.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) operates more than 3,400 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 one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 790 destinations in 138 countries worldwide. United’s 58,500 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 .

*The Million Miles Sweepstakes choice is only an option for Mileage Plus members who are residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.


Online registration is required and must be completed by December 15, 2005. Qualifying travel must be posted to Mileage Plus account to qualify for the offer on/before December 31, 2005, and includes travel flown on United, United Express(R), Ted(SM) and Star Alliance(R). Only qualifying members who reach their EQM/EQS thresholds will be notified via e-mail no later than January 16, 2006, and will be given instructions on how to make their reward choice online at that time. Your Mileage Plus status as of September 30, 2005 determines the appropriate EQM/EQS threshold you must reach in order to qualify for the promotion. If you earn a higher Mileage Plus status during the promotion, you are still eligible to qualify for the bonus reward at your prior status if you do not reach the required milestone threshold for your new status. A maximum of one bonus reward/choice can be earned. This offer is neither transferable nor refundable. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger and additional taxes may apply for international residents. Mileage Plus number must be provided prior to flight departure for trip to qualify. Offer subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. United reserves the right to change or terminate the Mileage Plus program at any time without notice. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program, visit . A valid e-mail address with opt-in designation must be on file by December 15, 2005, in order to be notified of qualification in January 2006. Premier nominee must be a Mileage Plus member or join Mileage Plus by February 14, 2006, to be eligible for this offer. Nominated status is for Premier only and cannot be used to give someone Premier Executive or 1K status. Nominated Premier status for 2006 Premier benefits is valid through February 2007. Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. United, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners.

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