Ted Serves Up Low Fares and Fun as Official Airline of Taste of Chicago

United’s low-fare service, Ted, sponsors 25th annual festival Taste customers treated to Chicago dishes and Ted flight discounts

CHICAGO, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Ted(SM), United Airlines’ low- fare service, once again joins an old Chicago tradition by being the Official Airline sponsor of the 25th Annual Taste of Chicago, beginning June 24, 2005, in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Ted joins the bevy of enticements, including deep dish pizza, cheesecake and a diversity of ethnic dishes, at the beloved food and musical festival.

“We are pleased to partner with the Taste of Chicago on its 25th anniversary. With service to Chicago O’Hare on the north side and Chicago Midway on the south, Taste customers from out-of-town have many options for flying in to enjoy the great food and music of this Chicago tradition,” says Tim Simonds, director-Ted/United Express Marketing and Planning. “In addition, Ted stands alone among low-fare carriers in providing extensive mileage redemption opportunities through United’s award-winning Mileage Plus(R) program, giving worldwide access to Ted customers by enabling them to redeem miles to 139 countries.”

Through the eleven-day-long food and music festival — the country’s largest free-admission festival of its kind — customers will be invited to Ted’s Taste of Fun tent to relax and enjoy their purchases of “tastes” from all over Chicago. Each weekend (including Fridays) at the festival, Ted brand ambassadors will contribute to the atmosphere of irresistible treats by giving away promotional goodies and flight discount coupons to Taste-goers.

In addition to the great activities Ted is offering at the Taste, customers who book and fly a paid, qualifying roundtrip flight on Ted through flyted.com by Dec. 31, 2005, earn a booking bonus of 1,000 bonus miles.*

United Has Taste, Too

United’s behind-the-scenes personalities also will be in on the act, as United Executive Chef Gerry Gulli will appear at the festival. On June 25 at the Dominick’s Cooking Corner, Gulli will give an hour-long cooking demonstration of his deliciously light Thai chicken wrap — offered on select United flights. A question-and-answer session will take place during the demonstration, giving audience members the chance to ask questions, as well as win free merchandise.

From June 7 through July 6, 2005, customers in United First(R) and United Business(R) on select flights to Chicago will be treated to a special Taste of Chicago menu, featuring Parmesan-crusted chicken, the Thai chicken wrap and scrumptious seared salmon. All are dishes from Eli’s Restaurant, Marcello’s, A Father & Son Restaurant and Polo Cafe and Catering Bridgeport USA, popular Chicago eateries participating in the Taste.

At the Taste Press Preview on June 15, 2005, United flight attendants will give away samples of the Ted goodies that will be distributed during the festival. To commemorate Taste’s 25th anniversary, the flight attendants will be wearing uniforms from 1980.

United has sponsored the Taste of Chicago 16 times; this is Ted’s second year as the festival’s Official Airline.

In its first year, Ted carried more than seven million passengers, achieving a load factor greater than 84 percent. Daily flights have increased as well, from 20 flights per day in February 2004 to 206 flights today. Ted serves more than 27,000 customers each day, to destinations across United’s route network.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline, operating 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 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 nearly 800 destinations in 139 countries worldwide. United’s 60,000 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 united.com.

* 1,000 mile booking bonus offer is effective for bookings made through Dec. 31, 2005, on flyted.com. 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 united.com 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 http://www.united.com/ .

** 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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