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United's Flight to Haiti Departs Tomorrow
Airline Increases Relief Efforts and Offers Frequent Flyer Miles to Mileage Plus Members who Donate Cash
CHICAGO, Jan 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- United Airlines continues its support of the earthquake relief effort in Haiti with a flight on Wednesday between Chicago O'Hare and Port-au-Prince. United is transporting 15,000 pounds of water donated by Walgreens, 384 sleeping tents from Feed the Children and communications equipment from Airline Ambassadors. On the flight United is also carrying relief workers from some of the above organizations as well as Edge Outreach, Ramopo Haitian Task Force and World Vision. Returning to Chicago on the evening of January 20, United will be transporting people from Haiti to the United States. This is the first of up to 30 flights that United will operate between Haiti and the U.S.

"These flights will deliver thousands of pounds of food, water and necessary medical supplies to our neighbors in Haiti who are in great need," said Sonya Jackson, president of the United Airlines Foundation. "Providing our aircraft to transport these much-needed resources to and from Haiti will save lives and help it recover from this devastating event."

In a separate initiative, United customers and employees may earn United Mileage Plus(R) redeemable bonus** miles by contributing to the relief effort. United will reward a one-time 500-mile bonus to individuals who contribute $50 U.S. dollar or more directly to any one of the four organizations: American Red Cross, Airline Ambassadors, Clinton Bush Haiti Relief Fund and Operation USA. United will contribute up to 5 million miles to support this bonus mile offer. To receive this mileage award, participating customers should e-mail a copy of their donation receipt and Mileage Plus number to

For Mileage Plus members and employees who would like to donate miles instead of cash, they can do so through United's nonprofit relief partners that are part of the Charity Miles program.

About United

United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of UAL Corporation (Nasdaq: UAUA), operates approximately 3,300* flights a day on United and United Express to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 1,077 destinations in 175 countries worldwide. United's 47,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at

*Based on United's forward-looking flight schedule for October 2009 to October 2010.

**500 Redeemable Bonus Mile Terms and Conditions:


Must be a Mileage Plus member to participate; to join go to

2. To receive a bonus, member must e-mail An electronic receipt from the American Red Cross, Airline Ambassadors, Clinton Bush Haiti Relief Fund or Operation USA, showing donation of $50USD (your contribution may be tax deductible, please consult a tax professional) or more, with their name and Mileage Plus number clearly included in the email message with the receipt
3. Receipt must be dated no earlier than January 14 and must be received by March 1, 2010.
4. Donor's name must match the name on the Mileage Plus account provided with the emailed receipt.
5. Please allow 6-8 weeks for mileage to post to account.
6. Bonus can be earned a maximum of one time.
7. A maximum of 5,000,000 miles will be donated by the United Airlines Foundation as part of this program and will be given on a first-come-first-served basis.
8. This offer is combinable with other offers and is subject to change without notice.
9. Bonus miles are redeemable for Mileage Plus awards and do not count toward elite status.


Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. United, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program, visit

SOURCE: United Airlines

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