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United Airlines Mileage Plus

United Airlines has one of the oldest frequent flyer programs among U.S. carriers. Its Mileage Plus program was founded in May 1981, a week after American Airlines unveiled its AAdvantage program. It is now one of the top frequently flyer programs in the nation, with Global Traveler readers voting it the hest program six years running.

Members of United's loyalty program can earn miles a number of ways, including flying United or one of their partner airlines in Star Alliance. Mileage Plus members also earn miles by making online purchases through United's Shopping Mall, staying in partner hotels or renting cars from partners. United's frequent flyer program also offers a Mileage Plus Visa card with members earning miles for every dollar they charge.

United's loyalty program offers rewards for the really frequent flyers, depending on their Elite status. Members who fly at least 25,000 qualifying miles in a year qualify for Premier status; if they fly at least 50,000 qualifying miles in a calendar year, members are bumped up to Premier Executive status. It takes 100,000 elite qualifying miles to become a 1K member. There's also a special level for flyers that accumulate 1 million or more miles in their lifetime qualify for even more special rewards.
Details 
URL: United Airlines Mileage Plus Homepage
Customer Service contact number: US: 1-800-421-4655; DE: 069-50070387; UK: 0845-8444-777
Number of members in millions (2010): 56
Validity: 18 Months from transaction; 12 Months after enrollment
Miles/Points transferable to other members?: Yes, but fees apply and there is a limit of 60,000 miles per calendar year
Membership Levels 
LevelBenefitsActivity needed
Premier- Elite members at the Premier level will automatically earn a 25% mileage bonus every time they fly a paid United, United Express, US Airways or Continental flight. This bonus is also valid on transatlantic Lufthansa flights between the U.S. and Europe.
- Star Alliance Silver benefits: Priority reservations waitlist, Priority standby at the airport.
- Complimentary Access to United Economy Plus for Premier members.
- Exempt from baggage fees for the first two bags.
- Complimentary unlimited domestic upgrades.
When you fly 25,000 paid miles or 30 paid segments on United or one of the Airlines in the StarAlliance Network in a calendar year, you attain Premier status in the United Mileage Plus program.
 
Premier Executive- As a Premier Executive member, you will automatically earn a 100% mileage bonus every time you fly a paid United, United Express, US Airways, or Continental flights. This bonus is also valid on transatlantic Lufthansa flights between the U.S. and Europe.
- Star Alliance Gold benefits: Priority baggage allowance, Priority boarding and Priority airport check-in
- Access to Star Alliance lounges.
When you fly 50,000 paid miles or 60 paid segments on United in a calendar year, you attain Premier Executive status in the United Mileage Plus program. Your qualifying, paid flight miles earned on Star Alliance member flights also count toward elite status.
 
1K- As a 1K, you have access to an exclusive inventory of United Economy Saver Award seats reserved solely for your redemption (subject to capacity control).
- six Systemwide Upgrades for achieving the 1K status.
When you fly 100,000 paid miles or 100 paid segments on United in a calendar year, you receive the 1K status.
 
News 
11.11.2011: Earn double status and award miles on round-trip itineraries for nonstop flights between Chicago OHare (ORD) airport and Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) or Orange County (SNA). (Valid until: 12.31.2011)
10.21.2011: Earn triple award miles on eligible stays at any Radisson hotel worldwide from October 15, 2011 through December 15, 2011. (Valid until: 12.15.2011)
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Travelcards 
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The Travelcards give you a quick overview of earning possibilities of this frequent flyer program. Print the Travelcards to take them with you on your journey or have them ready when booking your travel.
Partner 
Earn Miles with these partnersTypeRemarks / Ratio
Adria AirwaysAirline1 Miles per flown Mile (minimum 500 Miles)
Air CanadaAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Air ChinaAirline1 Miles per flown Mile (minimum 500 Miles)
Air New ZealandAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
AlamoCar rental500 Miles per rental
Fifty miles per day on all qualifying paid rentals of 1 to 4 days.
All Nippon Airways ANAAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
aloft HotelsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
AmeriSuitesHotel300 Miles per stay
Anantara Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Ascent CollecionHotel250 Miles per stay
Asiana AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile (minimum 500 Miles)
Austrian AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
AvisCar rental50 Miles per day
Earn 500 miles for qualifying rentals of five or more days
Baymont Inns and SuitesHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Blue1Airline1 Miles per flown Mile
British Midland bmiAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Budget Car and Truck RentalCar rental50 Miles per day
Earn 500 miles for qualifying rentals of five or more days
Cambria SuitesHotel250 Miles per stay
Candlewood SuitesHotel1 Miles per spend 1 US$
Cham Palaces & HotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
ClarionHotel250 Miles per stay
Comfort InnHotel250 Miles per stay
Conrad International HotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
Continental AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Country Inns & SuitesHotel250 Miles per stay
Courtyard by MarriottHotel1 Miles per spend 1 US$
Croatia AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile (minimum 500 Miles)
Crowne Plaza Hotels & ResortsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Days InnHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Dollar Rent a CarCar rental50 Miles per day
500 miles for 4 days + rentals
Dusit Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Eaton HotelsHotel500 Miles per day
1,500 miles per stay max
Econo LodgeHotel250 Miles per stay
EgyptairAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Element HotelHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Embassy Suites HotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
Fairfield Inn by MarriottHotel1 Miles per spend 1 US$
Fairmont Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Four Points by SheratonHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Global Hotel AllianceHotel500 Miles per stay
Hampton InnHotel100 Miles per stay
Hawthorn SuitesHotel500 Miles per stay
Hertz Car RentalCar rental50 Miles per day
Earn 500 miles for qualifying rentals of five or more days
Hilton Garden InnHotel500 Miles per stay
Hilton Grand Vacations ClubHotel500 Miles per stay
Hilton HotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
Holiday Inn ExpressHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Holiday Inn Hotels & ResortsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Homewood Suites by HiltonHotel100 Miles per stay
Hotel IndigoHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Howard JohnsonHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Hyatt Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Hyatt PlaceHotel500 Miles per stay
Inter-Continental Hotels & RessortsHotel500 Miles per stay
JW MarriottHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Kempinski Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Knights InnHotel2 Miles per spend 1 USD
Landis Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Langham Hotels InternationalHotel500 Miles per stay
Up to 1,500 miles per stay
Langham PlaceHotel500 Miles per day
1,500 miles per stay max
Le Meridien Hotels and ResortsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
LOT Polish AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile (minimum 500 Miles)
LufthansaAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Mainstay SuitesHotel250 Miles per stay
Marco Polo Hotel GroupHotel500 Miles per stay
Marriott HotelsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Marriott Vacation ClubHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Microtel Inns & SuitesHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
National Car RentalCar rental50 Miles per day
Earn 500 miles for qualifying rentals of five or more days
New Otani HotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
Omni HotelHotel500 Miles per stay
Pan Pacific Hotels and ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Park Hyatt HotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
Park InnHotel250 Miles per stay
Park Plaza InternationalHotel500 Miles per stay
Parkroyal Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Preferred Hotels & Resorts WorldwideHotel500 Miles per stay
Qatar AirwaysAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Quality Inn and SuitesHotel250 Miles per stay
Radisson Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Raffles International Hotel & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Ramada International Hotels & ResortsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Regent International HotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
Renaissance Hotels, Resorts & SuitesHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Residence Inn by MariottHotel1 Miles per spend 1 US$
Rodeway InnHotel250 Miles per stay
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Shanghai AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Shangri-La Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Sheraton Hotels & ResortsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Singapore AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
SixtCar rental500 Miles per rental
Sleep InnHotel250 Miles per stay
SN Brussels Airlines (Sabena)Airline1 Miles per flown Mile
South African AirwaysAirline1 Miles per flown Mile (minimum 500 Miles)
SpanairAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Springhill Suites by MariottHotel1 Miles per spend 1 US$
St. RegisHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Starwood Hotels & ResortsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Staybridge Suites by Holiday InnHotel1 Miles per spend 1 US$
Sterling HotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
Suburban Extended Stay HotelHotel250 Miles per stay
Summerfield SuitesHotel500 Miles per stay
Summit Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay
Super 8 MotelHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
SwissAirline1 Miles per flown Mile (minimum 500 Miles)
SwissotelHotel500 Miles per stay
TAMAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
TAP Air PortugalAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
Thai AirwaysAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
The Doyle CollectionHotel500 Miles per stay
The Leela PalacesHotel500 Miles per stay
The Luxury CollectionHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
The Waldorf-Astoria CollectionHotel500 Miles per stay
Thrifty Car RentalCar rental50 Miles per day
500 miles maximum
Towneplace Suites by MariottHotel1 Miles per spend 1 US$
Traders HotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
TravelodgeHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Turkish AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile (minimum 500 Miles)
United AirlinesAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
United ExpressAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
US AirwaysAirline1 Miles per flown Mile
W HotelsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Westin Hotels & ResortsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
Wingate InnsHotel2 Miles per spend 1 US$
WorldhotelsHotel500 Miles per stay
Wyndham Hotels & ResortsHotel500 Miles per stay

Transfer 
Transfer Points from ... to United Airlines Mileage PlusRatio
Priority Club10000 Points = 2500 Miles
Starwood Starpoints2 Starpoints = 1 Miles

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