United Announces 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway
CUSTOMERS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITE CHARITY
CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2012
CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced the launch of
the 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway, encouraging members of its MileagePlus
loyalty program to vote for their favorite of 38 charitable organizations to
receive a portion of a 10-million-mile grant.Each of the participating
organizations, such as The American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish America,
Wounded Warrior Project, Feeding America and Salvation Army, will receive at
least 25,000 award miles. Charities with the largest number of votes will
receive a larger share of the mileage grant.
MileagePlus members can visit 10millioncharitymiles.com through Dec. 25, 2012,
to vote and to view voting results. Voting is also open to individuals who are
not currently members of MileagePlus. United invites members to spread the
word, particularly on Facebook and Twitter, about the holiday miles donations.
MileagePlus will announce the results in January 2013.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,557 flights a day
to 378 airports on six continents from the airline's hubs in Chicago,
Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco,
Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other
airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142
million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in
first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any
other airline in North America. United now has 180 airplanes featuring
DIRECTV®, offering customers more live television access than any other
airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has
orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022. In 2012, United
was the first North American airline to take delivery of new Boeing 787
Dreamliner aircraft. United was rated the world's most admired airline on
FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired
Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus
program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is
a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries
via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S.
state and in countries around the world.For more information, visit
united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of
United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE
under the symbol UAL.
SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.
Contact: United Continental Holdings, Inc. Worldwide Media Relations,
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