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United Airlines today announced that customers purchased from the United
website ( ) in record numbers in March 2004,
beating the previous record for usage, bookings and booked sales set in
January 2004. Compared to March 2003, booked sales for online tickets were
up nearly 60% in March 2004.
Pete Peterson, President, Travel Distribution, UAL Loyalty Services, said,
“We are delighted that customers have broken usage records on
for March and the entire first quarter in 2004, and we look forward to new
records being set in the months to come. We would like to thank our
customers for making March 2004’s best month to date, and we
hope they continue to visit for low prices, complete vacation
packages at the guaranteed lowest price(1), no booking fees and 1,000
bonus miles with eligible purchases(2).” has also added a number of new and enhanced site features over
the past months to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of its
customers and to provide the easiest and most convenient online travel
services available.

** Lowest Fares Available: has made new improvements to the
site that make finding the lowest available fares possible in just a few

** 1,000 Miles Online Booking Bonus: customers who are also
members of United’s award-winning Mileage Plus frequent-flyer program can
earn 1,000 bonus miles every time they purchase qualifying air travel on In addition, customers who complete a car rental with one of
the Mileage Plus preferred partners and take advantage of their special
offers can earn 250 extra bonus miles when booked through

** No online booking fees: “Continuous improvements in our low-fare search
functionality, plus our 1,000 mile booking bonus on every qualifying
flight purchased at are driving even more customers to purchase
at,” said Peterson. “Also, different from online agencies,
there is no booking fee, so really is the best place to buy a
United Airlines ticket.”