UNITED MILEAGE PLUS FREQUENT FLYER MILES
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There are a lot of benefits to joining the United MileagePlus frequent flyer miles program. United Airlines is a member of the StarAlliance, the world's largest global airline alliance, which gives you a wonderful opportunity to use your free flights to pretty much anywhere you can imagine. Trips to Cancun from the West Coast and East Coast alike are easy to come by. United flies to so many destinations, that it would seem crazy not to belong to Mileage Plus even if it's not your primary account. Here are some of the ways to get miles:
Air Miles with Credit Cards
This is the single best way to really pack on the air miles. Think - if you make $60,000 per year, you could have 60,000 air miles just from buying the things you buy normally. If you make $100,000, you can have 100,000 miles. That's four trips to Cancun in one year FOR FREE! United has teamed with Chase for it's Credit Card offerings. We use our air miles card for all our purchases - and we fly for free pretty much everywhere we want to go! What a great deal!
There are also a lot of other great ways to pick up air miles along the way with United. As a member of the Star Alliance, they have a wide list of worldwide partners making international travel really easy. If you are based in Europe, this is a great alliance to join, with Lufthansa and SAS in addition to United's massive European destination list.
Air New Zealand
Great Lakes Airlines
South African Airways
United Airlines also partners with the usual cast and crew of National car rental chains - if you're going to rent a car make sure to give them your airline miles number!
Car and Ground Transportation Partners
Mileage Plus Dining
Did you know that you can get bonus miles just for eating? You get a whopping 10 miles for every dollar spent on your ENTIRE bill - tips, alcohol and everything. And it's good at over 10,000 restaurants nationwide!
You can earn thousands of miles with everything from a checking account to real estate. Earn miles for investing, saving for college, or selling your home! Easy way to rack em up!
Fidelity Investments (Investments)
LifeLock (Identity Protection)
SoftCard (Mobile App)
Milege Plus Hotel Partners
United Airlines has a ton of Hotel Partners - almost anywhere you stay will be eligible for Miles. Hey, add some free miles to your next vacation or business trip! The long list of partners includes:
Hilton Grand Vacations
Holiday Inn Express
Marriott Vacation Club
Spring Hill Suites
Suburban Extended Stay
Shopping and Merchants
Like other airlines, United's frequent flyer program also offers many opportunities to earn miles simply by shopping. The MileagePlus Shopping website features over 850 different merchants to choose from, each of which can earn you more miles. Hey, if you have to shop anyway, might as well earn miles! In addition, the United MileagePlus program offers opportunities for significant mileage accumulation by using the following merchants:
Chic Outlet Shopping
IT&E (Guam and Mariana Islands)
MileagePlus Mall (Japan)
MileagePlus Reward Miles for Business
National Cancer Foundation
NRG Home Solar
Opinion Miles Club (Surveys)
Vinesse Wine Clubs
United Cruises - Earn Up to 20,000 miles for each cruise!
United Vacations - Earn Bonus miles by booking your vacation with United. Use your MileagePlus credit card and get double miles too!
This is the
part where we would normally link to United's website to show you where
to sign up. However, United's vaunted legal army is at it again,
threatening us with a lawsuit if we dare to send customers to their
website or show people where to sign up for the program. So we'll
just have to leave it up to you. You have a choice in air travel.
Make it wisely.
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