Customers Vote: United Is Best Airline for North American Travel

United Mileage Plus(R) Rated Best Frequent Flier Program for 10 Years in a Row

CHICAGO, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United was voted best airline for North American travel and United Mileage Plus was voted best frequent flyer program for the 10th year in a row, in Business Traveler’s annual travel industry contest.

“United and its employees understand our customers’ needs and work hard to deliver a differentiated experience for them,” said Dennis Cary, United’s senior vice president-Marketing. “We are pleased that our customers recognize our collective efforts to continually raise the bar. New and improved services we offer inflight, at the airport and through our frequent flyer program, clearly elevate our customers’ travel experience across North America, and in fact, across the globe.”

This fall, a sampling of Business Traveler’s 60,000 subscribers in the continental United States voted for their favorite travel destinations, airlines and hotels — worldwide.

“Business Traveler’s readers represent a tremendously influential group, one always seeking the best in global business travel,” said Craig Pavia, group publisher-Frank Publishing. “For 17 years, we have polled these passionate experts who are eager to name the best, and this year they voted for United Airlines in two very prestigious categories, recognizing its North America service and Mileage Plus frequent flyer program.”

About Business Traveler

Business Traveler, published by Frank Publishing, is the magazine of choice for premium business travelers. Business Traveler brings the world of the traveling executive into focus, with guides to destinations and business venues, insightful news on airlines, hotels and local restaurants, and the best business travel deals available across the U.S. and around the world. Business Traveler-e, the magazine’s weekly e-mail newsletter, keeps readers on top of airline and hotel news and deals. To subscribe, visit or call 646-660-9400.

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 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

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