PRNewswire-FirstCall CHICAGO Nov. 20 :
United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) today announced that it has been
named the airline with the `Best Frequent Flier Program` in the annual
reader`s poll conducted by Business Traveler magazine. This is the eighth
straight year the United Mileage Plus program has been named by Business
Traveler magazine as the best frequent flier program.
“We are delighted that the readers of Business Traveler magazine, who are
among the most discerning and well traveled executives, have selected
United Mileage Plus `Best Frequent Flyer Program` for the eighth
consecutive year,” said Martin C. White, Senior Vice President, Marketing
for United Airlines. “We`ve rewarded our 2003 true flyers and Million
Milers with additional miles and upgrades for their continued loyalty.
These 2004 program enhancements underscore our commitment to continually
improve the program for our 42 million enrolled members.”
“That United has won eight years in a row is a testament to their
unwavering commitment to rewarding Mileage Plus members for their
loyalty,” said Business Traveler Editor in Chief Eva Leonard.
An independent research firm has conducted the annual survey of Business
Traveler readers for the past fifteen years. However, the question
regarding the best frequent flyer program has only been asked since 1996,
and Mileage Plus has won this distinction every year it has been awarded.
United and United Express operate more than 3,400 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/ .
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 eight
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 .