United Airlines has announced that effective immediately, MileagePlus reward miles will never expire, making a change from the usual loyalty scheme.

The carrier says the moves will give members “a lifetime to use miles on flights, experiences, hotels and more”.

Luc Bondar, VP of loyalty and president of MileagePlus at United, commented: “We want to demonstrate to our members that we are committing to them for the long-haul and giving customers a lifetime to use miles is an exceptionally meaningful benefit. Our MileagePlus programme provides customers more ways to earn and use miles than any other US airline. More customers used miles to book award trips in 2018 than in any year before, and we expect with today’s announcement that even mire will use miles to travel the world in the years to come.”

MileagePlus members can use miles to purchase award flights to more than 1,300 destinations through the United and Star Alliance network, seat upgrades, hotel stays, car rental and other products and services with the airline’s partners.

The news comes after United announced plans to expand its international network, which could boost the number of award flights available to MileagePlus members.


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