Oscar(R) Statuettes Travel to the Academy Awards(R) in Style on United’s p.s.

Sixth Annual ‘Flight Of The Oscars(R)’ Takes Off for Los Angeles with Oscar Statuettes and Celebrity Master Chef Wolfgang Puck

Passengers Onboard Oscar-1 Experience Luxurious VIP Treatment

CHICAGO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today passengers onboard United p.s.(SM) flight Oscar-1 will be flying with Hollywood’s most coveted awards — the 13-and-a-half inch tall Oscar statuettes. Oscar-1 will travel approximately five and a half hours from New York to Los Angeles with the 50 Oscar statuettes that will be presented at the 78th Annual Academy Awards(R) on Sunday, March 5. Passengers will receive a special gift from celebrity Master Chef Wolfgang Puck who will serve gold-coated chocolate Oscar statuettes, a signature item at the Governor’s Ball, which his company has catered for the past eleven years.

“United is thrilled to participate in this special ‘Flight of the Oscars’ tradition for the sixth year in a row,” said Dennis Cary, United’s senior vice president of Marketing. “Our award-winning p.s. transcontinental service is ideal for customers who prefer to travel coast to coast in high style just like a celebrity.”

All 50 of the gold-plated statuettes will be flown on Oscar-1 by Captain Dennis Taylor. Upon arrival, the statuettes will be handed over to Academy officials at Los Angeles International Airport. One special Oscar statuette will ride in United First(R) with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Executive Director Bruce Davis.

“The Academy entrusts United with our most valuable assets,” said Davis. “We look forward to providing the passengers on the flight with the opportunity to see an Oscar up close and feel a part of an American tradition.”

“I am really excited to be a part of the Oscar-1 flight and to give the passengers a little star treatment,” enthused Chef Puck.

Customers onboard “Flight of the Oscars” will travel on United’s p.s. — a premium transcontinental service that offers customers more space and comfort when they travel between New York City and San Francisco or Los Angeles. Extra legroom, high-quality dining and entertainment will be a few of the amenities customers enjoy on this special flight along with:

— Photographs with an Oscar statuette.
— An inflight Oscar trivia game with unique prizes from the Academy,
United and Wolfgang Puck.
— Chocolates shaped like Oscar statuettes created by Master Chef
Wolfgang Puck.

Today’s flight arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 12:04 p.m. (PST) in terminal 7, gate 72. At LAX, Sid Ganis, the president of the Academy, will personally welcome the Oscars to Los Angeles and distribute commemorative 78th Academy Awards posters to each passenger.

About Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck is a global brand in cooking, fine dining, casual dining, quick-casual dining, and food-related businesses providing superior quality meals, parties and events, food products, cookware, recipes, education and entertainment in all formats to consumers and food service operations. The three businesses sharing the Wolfgang Puck(R) brand as outlined below are: Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc.

— Number of dining customers served: 550,000+ per month
— Number of employees: 5200+
— Total number of locations: 63; United States (57), and
International (6)
— 5 million fresh and frozen pizzas sold per year

Web site at http://www.wolfgangpuckcatering.com/ .

About p.s.

United’s award-winning p.s. offers a three-cabin service including United First(R) — which offers the only lie-flat seats* in the United States — United Business(R) and United Economy Plus(R) seating throughout the economy cabin. United First and United Business customers enjoy premium onboard entertainment including hand-held DVD players and noise-reduction headsets. Customized onboard video programming is available to customers in all classes of service via United’s overhead entertainment system. Every seat onboard offers access to an adapter-free, 110-volt power outlet, and a phone.

* Comparisons based on U.S. carriers only, on nonstop flights between New York and San Francisco or Los Angeles.

About United

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAUA) 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 57,000 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 http://united.com/ .

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