Earn Miles for Holiday Shopping

PRNewswire-FirstCall CHICAGO Nov. 17 :

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) ushered in the holiday shopping
season today with an expanded Mileage Plus Mall shopping area (
http://www.mileageplusmall.com/ ) that features more than 70 name-brand
retailers, offers shoppers up to 10 bonus miles* for every dollar they
spend, and lets customers earn up to double miles at select retailers
during December. The extra convenience, selection, savings and guaranteed
satisfaction at Mileage Plus Mall make this online destination a one-stop
shop for gift-giving this holiday season.
“Shoppers at the Mileage Plus Mall can get all the benefits of shopping
online, including 24/7 access and a spectacular selection from dozens of
the most popular brands, while simultaneously earning miles for future
family trips or a romantic winter vacation,” said Robert Sahadevan, Senior
Vice President - UAL Loyalty Services. “In addition to finding everything
they need to make their holiday gift giving special, shoppers can earn
miles for all of their holiday purchases, and take advantage of special
offers and promotions changing weekly at the mall.”

According to Jupiter Research, U.S. consumers will spend $16.8 billion
online in November and December, up 22% from the $13.8 billion spent in
those same two months in 2002. This year more than ever, Mileage Plus
Mall`s expanded retail selection and unique gift ideas make it easy for
holiday shoppers to find something for everyone on their lists and to earn
miles at the same time with the following great features:

** More than 70 name brand retailers such as Best Buy, sharperimage.com,
Eddie Bauer, GiftCertificates.com(tm), Lands` End, PETsMART.com,
Discoverystore.com, wine.com, Harry and David, Hammacher Schlemmer,
RedEnvelope.com and many others;

** The added bonus of earning even more miles when shoppers purchase items
in the Mall with their United Mileage Plus Visa;


** Deals and discounts from retailers such as L.L. Bean and Best Buy that
offer free shipping and special online holiday bargains;

** Greater bargains and special bonus offers for United 1K fliers
exclusively on the members United Premier Executive 1K Website; and

** Shopping anytime from anywhere—Mileage Plus Mall is open twenty-four
hours a day, seven days a week, helping to make the season a little less
The amount of miles a shopper can earn on purchases varies by retailer.
For instance, shoppers who buy from igourmet.com through the Mileage Plus
Mall can earn 8 miles for every dollar spent. Shoppers who buy from
FTD.COM at the Mall can earn 10 miles for every dollar spent. So, start
shopping today. Visit http://www.mileageplusmall.com/ .

*In most instances, miles are calculated on the net purchase amount,
excluding taxes, shipping and special handling charges. Shoppers can
complete their shopping transaction by making payment within the same
session and earn Mileage Plus miles for their purchase right away.

About Mileage Plus
Enjoy award travel worldwide with United Mileage Plus. With over 42
million enrolled members, Mileage Plus has been voted the number one
frequent flyer program by readers of Business Traveler magazine for seven
years running. Mileage Plus members can earn miles and redeem awards to
nearly 700 destinations in more than 120 countries when you fly United or
any one of the 15 Star Alliance(TM) member airlines. Mileage Plus members
also can earn and redeem miles with nine other non-Star Alliance partner
airlines. Earn miles when you stay at a hotel, rent a car, make a
long-distance phone call, make a purchase on your Mileage Plus Visa, dine
at a restaurant, shop or invest online—and more—with over 100
Mileage Plus partners around the world. For more information or to enroll,
visit united.com/mileageplus .
About United Airlines
United and United Express operate more than 3,300 flights a day on a route
network that spans the globe. News releases and other information about
United can be found at the company`s web site at http://www.united.com/ .