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United Expands Award Options by Turning Mileage Plus Miles Into Dining Dough.

United Mileage Plus Elite Members Now May Redeem Miles for Restaurant Certificates and Online Culinary Purchases

CHICAGO, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mileage Plus(R) miles continue to go even further for United Airlines' most frequent travelers -- 1K(R), Premier Executive(R) and Premier(R) Mileage Plus members -- who may now redeem them for restaurant certificates and online culinary purchases with Dining Dough(R).*

"We continually look for new ways to make the miles earned by our most loyal customers even more valuable," said Dennis Cary, senior vice president- Marketing. "Our customers are asking for new ways to use their miles and United is responding with cruises, car rentals, hotel stays, and now, restaurant rewards. With this offer, Mileage Plus elite members may now use their miles to treat themselves to thousands of dining options nationwide."

Elite Mileage Plus members may redeem 1,000 miles for $25 Dining Certificates and 5,000 miles for $125 Dining Certificates, valid at more than 6,000 restaurants nationwide. The certificates are also valid for use with select online merchants, such as Lobster-Gram, Wine.com, Mrs. Fields Cookies and Allen Brothers Steak Company.

To redeem miles for Dining Dough, elite members simply visit Mileage Plus "Awards Redemption Center" at http://www.united.com/awards before Oct. 31, 2005, and follow the redemption procedure to obtain their certificate(s) at specific restaurant(s).

About United Mileage Plus

United Mileage Plus, with over 45 million enrolled members, has been voted the best frequent flyer program by readers of Business Traveler for the past nine years (1996-2004) and by Travel Savvy magazine (2004). Members earn miles by flying on United, Ted(sm), United Express or Star Alliance airlines, or by purchasing products or services through the comprehensive network of over 100 participating Mileage Plus partners at over 10,000 locations worldwide. Mileage Plus also offers one of the most extensive selections of award travel destinations, including over 700 destinations in more than 130 countries. For more information, a complete list of Mileage Plus partners, or to enroll, visit http://united.com/ .

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world's second largest airline and operates more than 3,400 flights a day on United, United Express and Ted 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 is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to nearly 800 destinations in 139 countries worldwide. United's 58,500 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 http://united.com/ .

* Terms and Conditions for Dining Dough Certificates: Redemption must be complete by October 31, 2005. Dining Dough Promotional Certificates may be redeemed solely for merchandise offered through http://www.united.com/startdining . Dining Dough Promotional Certificates have no cash value and may not be redeemed for cash at any time. The products available through http://www.united.com/startdining are subject to change without prior notice and there is no guarantee that a particular merchant will be available at all times. Upon redemption of a Dining Dough Promotional Certificate for a restaurant certificate, all rules and limitations of the participating restaurant apply. Dining Dough Certificates may not be redeemed for more than one (1) certificate per restaurant. United and Dining Dough are not responsible for restaurants that go out of business or that change their location(s). The restaurant locations listed at this site are listed as a guide only, and United and Dining Dough do not guarantee the accuracy of this information. United and Dining Dough do not assume responsibility or liability for the actions, product, or content of any restaurant. United and Dining Dough are not responsible for lost or stolen Dining Dough Certificates or reference numbers. Fulfillment: Electronic certificates will only be delivered to a valid e-mail address. Electronic Certificate is valid towards use on http://www.united.com/startdining to redeem for dining certificates. Eligibility: Offer valid for recipients who reside in the domestic U.S. Mileage Plus: Mileage Plus miles will not be redeposited into the member's account once redeemed for a Dining Dough electronic certificate. During the offer period, multiple electronic Dining Dough certificates may be redeemed using miles. United may change the Mileage Plus program rules, regulations, awards and special offers or terminate the Mileage Plus program at any time and without notice. Mileage Plus participation may not be permitted in some countries. This award may not be valid where prohibited or restricted by law. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program visit http://united.com/ . Offer subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
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