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United Sweepstakes Gives Vaccinated Customers a Shot to Win Free Flights, a Year of Travel

United Sweepstakes Gives Vaccinated Customers a Shot to Win Free Flights, a Year of Travel, United Airlines

United Airlines is offering its loyalty program members the chance to win free flights for a year's worth of travel, in support of the Biden administration's national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

Under the terms of the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, any new or existing MileagePlus® member who uploads their vaccination records to the airline's mobile app or website between today and June 22 can be entered to win a roundtrip flight for two, in any class of service, to anywhere in the world United flies. United will give away 30 pairs of tickets throughout the month of June. In addition – on July 1 United will announce five randomly selected lucky MileagePlus members who have entered our sweepstakes for a grand prize of travel for a year for themselves and a companion – also in any class of service, anywhere in the world United flies. For video and photos of the upload process, click here.

United remains the only U.S. airline that gives customers the ability to upload COVID-19 testing and vaccination records directly to the airline's digital platforms including its award-winning mobile app though the airline's Travel-Ready Center. By uploading your vaccine record with United, customers will save time at the airport and be confident they are ready to fly to destinations where showing proof of vaccination is required.

"We're proud to do our part to incentivize people to get their shot," said United CEO Scott Kirby. "Thanks to the vaccine, more and more destinations are opening up for travel – and we know our customers are eager to fly. We're excited to give people one more reason to get vaccinated so they can reunite with friends and family or take that long-awaited vacation which all could be just one shot away."

United is giving sweepstakes winners – and all customers - more options to visit dream destinations, as the airline is launching brand-new routes to Croatia, Greece and Iceland, and resuming flights to Italy, Portugal, Spain and France this summer. The airline is also growing its presence in Africa, with new nonstop flights from New York/Newark to Johannesburg, South Africa starting June 3* (*subject to government approval), complementing recently launched service from Washington, D.C. to Accra, Ghana and seasonal nonstop flights from New York/Newark to Cape Town, South Africa. United will also resume service between San Francisco and Tahiti in June.

The sweepstakes is open to any resident of the United States who is at least 18 years old and a MileagePlus member. For more information and to enter, visit United.com/YourShotToFly.

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United Airlines Applauds Spain's Decision to Reopen to Vaccinated Travelers

United Airlines Applauds Spain's Decision to Reopen to Vaccinated Travelers

United Airlines applauds Spain following its decision to reopen travel to vaccinated visitors beginning June 7. The announcement comes following the European Union Council's formal recommendation that EU Member States can reopen to fully vaccinated tourists and United looks forward to welcoming back customers on over 30 daily flights to 16 destinations in Europe this summer, including service between New York/Newark and Barcelona and Madrid. United is also making traveling to and from these countries easier with its industry-leading Travel-Ready Center which allows customers to view COVID-19 entry requirements, find, schedule and receive uploaded test results from local providers and upload any required testing and vaccination records for domestic and international travel, all in one place. United is the first and only U.S. airline to integrate all these features into its mobile app and website. "The EU Council's recommendation represents the turning of the page in the pandemic for our customers, employees and residents of the EU, and brings us all closer to reuniting the world," said Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances at United. "In addition to offering service to more destinations in Europe than any other U.S. carrier, only United allows customers to easily upload vaccine records and testing results to our app making international travel much easier." United also recently announced a new collaboration with Abbott and became the first U.S. carrier to set up an easy way for international travelers to bring a CDC-approved test with them, self-administer while abroad, and return home through an innovative collaboration with Abbott. To see how it works click here. This summer, United is expanding its service to Europe including recently announced new routes to Dubrovnik, Croatia; Reykjavik, Iceland and Athens, Greece as well as adding more flights into Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels that provide broad connectivity throughout the region. United is increasing flights across Europe and will operate the following routes to European countries which have recently announced plans to welcome tourists who meet the destination requirements: Italy: United will increase flights between New York/Newark and Rome to daily in July United will increase flights between New York/Newark and Milan to daily in July United's flights from New York/Newark and Rome and Milan are part of Italy's COVID-tested flights program - customers traveling on these flights may avoid self-isolation and must present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, performed no more than 48 hours prior to departure and a negative antigen test on arrival. Spain: United will resume 5x weekly service between New York/Newark and Barcelona beginning in July United will resume 6x weekly service between New York/Newark and Madrid beginning in July All of these flights are available for purchase on united.com and to see the full list of reopened countries where United is flying visit united.com/reopen. Customers should review local country requirements before they travel. Committed to Ensuring a Safe Journey United is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of every customer's journey, with the goal of delivering an industry-leading standard of cleanliness through its United CleanPlusSM program. United has teamed up with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to redefine cleaning and health safety procedures from check-in to landing and has implemented more than a dozen new policies, protocols and innovations designed with the safety of customers and employees in mind. To manage entry requirements in different destinations, and find places to get tests, customer can visit United's Travel Ready Center. About United United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of UAL is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

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United Celebrates 40 Years of MileagePlus by Awarding Millions of Miles to Healthcare Workers

United Celebrates 40 Years of MileagePlus by Awarding Millions of Miles to Healthcare Workers

United Airlines is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the MileagePlus® program this month, and to recognize this milestone the airline is giving away four million miles to essential healthcare workers. The contest will recognize four deserving healthcare workers with one million miles each. In addition, United is showing its appreciation to MileagePlus members around the world with domestic and international fare sales, surprise customer giveaways and 10 exclusive promotions with MileagePlus partners. "Throughout the past forty years, MileagePlus has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our members as well as reward their loyalty," said Luc Bondar, vice president of marketing & loyalty and president of MileagePlus at United. "That's why we celebrate this major milestone by offering our members generous promotions throughout May. We're also taking this occasion to launch the contest to show appreciation for the healthcare workers who stepped up to protect our communities during the pandemic." Essential Healthcare Worker Contest From now until May 17, 2021, customers are invited to nominate any frontline healthcare worker in the U.S. that goes above and beyond to make a difference for their community and embody some of United's core values including: Safe: They make the world a safer place for everyone around them. Caring: They show appreciation for all members of their community by being welcoming, kind and compassionate. Dependable: They're the person you can rely on for anything, big or small. Determined (Efficient): They keep things going even when the going gets tough. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges comprised of Dr. Pat Baylis, corporate medical director at United, Luc Bondar, and Dr. Jim Merlino, chief clinical transformation officer at Cleveland Clinic. Four winners will be announced in June and each will receive 1 million MileagePlus miles, which never expire like all MileagePlus miles, allowing these heroes to book award flights to more than 1,000 destinations when they are ready to travel. The contest is just the latest way the airline is showing support for healthcare workers during the pandemic; in 2020, United flew more than 3,000 healthcare workers to hotspots around the U.S. and Guam to be on the frontlines of battling COVID-19. To nominate an essential healthcare worker and for the full contest terms, customers can visit united.com/essentialthanks and write a short explanation of why this person, or themself, deserves recognition. No purchase necessary. Member Promotions To recognize all MileagePlus members for their loyalty, United is launching a variety of promotions throughout May. Leading up to and on the MileagePlus anniversary, United will have discounted glasses of Moët champagne available at United Clubs across the country. Full details on the upcoming award sale will be announced later this week. The airline also worked closely with its MileagePlus partners on 10 anniversary offers for members to earn more miles and celebrate with exclusive deals including giveaway opportunities and the chance to win bonus miles. Highlights include: MileagePlus X eGift Cards: Earn up to 2x miles on eGift cards from 40 select brands using the United MileagePlusX(SM) app, now through May 31. United Cruises: Earn up to 7 miles per $1 spent, plus up to 40,000 bonus miles on select cruise lines when you book a cruise through 2023. Book now through May 31. Buy Miles: Starting May 5, boost your balance with 40% off when you buy miles through May 10. MP Dining: Starting May 10, dine out and enter for a chance to win bonus miles in our 1,000,000 Mile Sweepstakes. Valid through June 10. And more offers to launch throughout the month of May. To take advantage of the anniversary offers, customers must be a MileagePlus member. For the full list of 40th anniversary promotions visit united.com/mp40. A 40-Year Legacy Over the past four decades, MileagePlus has continued to be a leading airline loyalty program, with a number of industry-first innovations designed to enhance the travel experience for members. United first introduced its airline Premier program in 1983 and then its first loyalty credit card in 1987. More recently, in 2019, United announced that MileagePlus award miles never expire, and introduced PlusPoints for MileagePlus Premier members, giving customers more flexibility in how they choose to fly. United has also proudly worked together with MileagePlus members to contribute to the communities it serves, most notably donating 3.4 billion miles to charity organizations since 2003. MileagePlus was named the 2020 Best Frequent Flyer Program by Global Traveler for the 17th consecutive year and was recently recognized as the Best Overall Frequent Flyer program by WalletHub. For more milestones in MileagePlus's history throughout the past 40 years visit united.com/mp40. About United United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of UAL is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

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