Mileage Plus members can earn miles by contributing to the relief effort
Mileage Plus to donate up to 1 million miles to support member contributions
United’s relief partners include the American Red Cross, Operation USA and AmeriCares
CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United Airlines today announced initiatives to assist with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast regions, including a United Mileage Plus(R) offer thanking Mileage Plus members who contribute $50 U.S. or more to any of United’s non-profit hurricane relief partners with a one-time mileage bonus of 500 redeemable miles.*
Mileage Plus will commit up to 1 million miles to support this offer for contributions made before Oct. 31, 2005. To receive the mileage award, participating members should fax a copy of their donation receipt and Mileage Plus number to United toll-free at 866-583-5943.
United is working with several major nonprofit organizations in the hurricane relief effort to help fulfill supply and shipping needs as determined in the region by these groups and the affected governments. Specific partners include the American Red Cross, AmeriCares and Operation USA.
United is also encouraging Mileage Plus(R) members to donate miles to these organizations as part of its Charity Miles program. Many relief organizations send personnel and volunteers to assist in the affected region in the event of a disaster, and the donation of miles helps defray their expenses. Through the Charity Miles program, Mileage Plus(R) members can donate miles to any of these groups involved in the relief effort, or others listed on united.com/charitymiles.
About United Mileage Plus
United Mileage Plus, with over 45 million enrolled members, has been voted the best frequent flyer program by readers of Business Traveler for the past nine years (1996-2004) and by Travel Savvy magazine (2004). Members earn miles by flying on United, Ted(sm), United Express or Star Alliance airlines, or by purchasing products or services through the comprehensive network of over 100 participating Mileage Plus partners at over 10,000 locations worldwide. Mileage Plus also offers one of the most extensive selections of award travel destinations, including nearly 800 destinations in more than 139 countries. For more information, a complete list of Mileage Plus partners, or to enroll, visit united.com.
About Charity Miles
Since 1996, more than 700 million miles have been donated as part of United’s Charity Miles program to meet the urgent travel needs of children, families, humanitarian aid workers and volunteers across the United States. As part of United’s worldwide focus on education, health and humanitarian relief, the company is committed to improving the quality of life by supporting its customers and employees through programs such as Mileage Plus Charity Miles.
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*500 Redeemable Bonus Mile Terms and Conditions (MPDD95): 1. Must be a Mileage Plus member to participate; to join go to united.com. 2. Member must fax a legible receipt from an approved Charitable organization showing a minimum donation of $50USD with their name circled and Mileage Plus number clearly printed on the receipt. 3. Approved charitable organizations include: American Red Cross, AmeriCares and Operation USA. 4. Receipt must be dated no earlier than August 30, 2005 and faxes must be received by October 31, 2005. 5. Donor’s name must match the name on the Mileage Plus account provided with the faxed receipt. 6. Please allow 6-8 weeks for mileage to post to account. 7. Bonus can be earned a maximum of one time. 8. United is not responsible for non-transmitted faxes. 9. A maximum of 1,000,000 miles will be awarded to the first 2,000 respondents for this program and will be awarded on a first- come-first-served basis. 10. This offer is combinable with other offers and is subject to change without notice. 11. Bonus miles are redeemable for Mileage Plus awards and do not count toward elite status. 12. 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. 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 http://www.united.com/ .
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