United and US Announce Frequent Fliers Benefits


United Airlines and US Airwayså® are taking the next step in their marketing relationship by implementing new benefits for members of each airlineså’ frequent flier programs.  Beginning tomorrow, members of Unitedå‘s Mileage Pluså® Program and US Airwayså’ Dividend Mileså® program can earn miles in their respective programs and class-of-service bonuses when they fly on either airline.
United customers will be able to accrue flight miles on published fares on all US Airways, US Airways Express® and US Airways Shuttle® flights worldwide.  US Airways customers will be able to accrue flight miles on valid published United and United Express® flights worldwide.  Customers in each loyalty program will earn 100 percent of the miles flown, based on origin and destination, with a minimum of 500 miles per flight.  Miles for each flight may only be credited into one frequent flier program.


Additionally, beginning Nov. 1, members of each airline’s frequent flier program will earn class-of-service bonus miles on United and US Airways flights.  United Mileage Plus customers will earn a 25 percent mileage bonus when they fly on a paid US Airways Envoy Class® ticket and a 50 percent bonus when they fly on a paid US Airways First Class ticket.  US Airways Dividend Miles customers will earn a 50 percent mileage bonus when they fly on a valid and paid United Business® or United First® ticket.


Earlier this month, US Airways and United introduced interline electronic ticketing.  This enhancement allows customers to use a single electronic ticket when their itineraries include travel on both carriers, providing a simpler and more seamless travel experience.


Interline electronic tickets can be issued by both US Airways and United through their respective reservations centers, airports and ticket offices.  Also, under this agreement, passengers whose flights are canceled can present their electronic ticket confirmation and a picture ID at the other airline’s ticket counter and be rebooked.  Beginning in early-to-mid November, all travel agencies operating the Sabre, Apollo or Galileo reservations systems also will have the capability to issue interline electronic tickets to passengers of either airline.


For more information on United’s Mileage Plus Program and the US Airways Dividend Miles program including program enrollment, promotions and to find out how to view your mileage summary online, visit each airline’s respective web sites at www.united.com and www.usairways.com.

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US Airways, the US Airways Express carriers and US Airways Shuttle offer service to 203 destinations worldwide.  United operates more than 1,700 daily flights on a route network that spans the globe.


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