United Airlines Assists Tsunami Relief Effort

5th Jan 2005

United Airlines today announced
several initiatives to assist with the tsunami relief effort in Asia,
including the donation of available cargo space to ship relief supplies to
southern Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and other coastal areas on the
Indian Ocean. Starting this week, cargo shipments of relief supplies will depart the
U.S. on United for Bangkok, beginning with the first shipments from the
Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. In addition, United will help
relief organizations transport doctors and other health care workers to
the region.

United is working with several major international agencies in the relief
effort to help fulfill supply and shipping needs as determined in the
region by these agencies and the affected governments. Specific partners
include Airline Ambassadors International, the American Red Cross,
AmeriCares, Operation USA, Save the Children and Sarvodaya USA.

In a separate initiative, United customers and employees may earn United
Mileage Plus(R) redeemable bonus miles by contributing to the relief
effort. United will reward those who contribute $50 USD or more directly
to any of United’s non-profit tsunami relief partners, listed above and at
http://www.united.com/ , with a one-time 500 mile bonus.* United will
contribute up to 5 million miles to support this bonus mile offer. To
receive this mileage award, participating customers should fax a copy of
their donation receipt and Mileage Plus(R) number to United toll-free at
866-219- 7239, or from outside the U.S. at 212-884-0614.

In addition, Chase will provide up to a total of five million miles to
Mileage Plus members making a donation on their Mileage Plus Visa card.
Customers will receive double miles for their qualifying** charitable

United is also encouraging Mileage Plus(R) members to donate miles to
Airline Ambassadors, the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Operation USA and
Sarvodaya USA as part of its Charity Miles program. Many international
relief organizations send personnel and volunteers to assist in the
affected region, and the donation of miles will help defray their
expenses. Through the Charity Miles program, Mileage Plus(R) members can
donate a minimum of 1,000 miles to any of these groups involved in the
relief effort, or others listed on united.com. United is taking the first
step in this endeavor by donating 2 million miles to be divided equally
among the relief partners listed. To donate miles, members should call
Mileage Plus Customer Service at 1-800-421- 4655.



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