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United MileagePlus Program Continues to Take Off with More Awards

The 2018 Frequent Traveler Titan Award has been bestowed on the United MileagePlus Program. Last year United’s MileagePlus loyalty program was named the “Best Overall Frequent Flyer Program” in the world by Global Traveler for the 13th consecutive time. United MileagePlus Explorer Card Lands Awards

2017 Awards

Additionally, in United was named last year as Best Trans-Pacific Airline for the third straight year. The United MileagePlus Club Card from the nation’s top credit card issuer, Chase, was awarded as “Best Credit Card and Best Credit Card Rewards Program” and the “United MileagePlus Explorer Card as Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Redemptions.”

2018 Enhancements

Over the course of 2018 United has beefed-up its MileagePlus program, offering members new ways to earn and redeem miles

• The launch of the new United MileagePlus Explorer Card, which now offers an expanded 2 miles per $1 spent on hotel stays and restaurant purchases in addition to 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases with United, valuable travel credits and inflight benefits and discounts.

• The introduction, with BP, of the only program in the U.S. that lets customers earn and use U.S. airline miles at the pump for gasoline purchases.

• Recent enhancements to the MileagePlusX app to enable more ways for members to earn and redeem miles every day while shopping or dining.

• Continued expansion of MileagePlus Exclusives, allowing members to use miles on unique and memorable experiences with a VIP touch across a wide range of mileage levels.

Increased checked baggage allowance for Premier members.

• A new boarding process for all customers, allowing Premier 1K and Premier Gold members to board in an earlier group.

Other benefits included for the United Mileage Plus Explorer Visa card include:

2019 Perks

Other benefits included for the United Mileage Plus Explorer Visa card include:

Special Offer Expiring January 8th:

Earn 40,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open plus earn an additional 25,000 Bonus Miles. Earn an additional 25,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $10,000 total on purchases in the first 6 months your account is open.

Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA Precheck:  Fee Credit Receive a statement credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee for Global Entry or TSA Precheck when charged to your Card.

25% back on United inflight purchases: 25% back as a statement credit on purchases of food, beverages and Wi-Fi onboard United®-operated flights when you pay with your Explorer Card.

No foreign transaction fees: Purchases made with your Explorer Card outside the U.S. will not be subject to foreign transaction fees.

The United Mileage Plus Explorer Visa card carries a $95 annual fee, waived the first year. The interest rate is 17.99% to 24.99%, based on creditworthiness. These APRs will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate, Prime + 12.74% to Prime +19.74%.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.