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GT readers also name United the Best Trans-Pacific Airline; MileagePlus the Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program

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Readers of Global Traveler voted United’s MileagePlus loyalty program the Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program in the world for 2015, marking the twelfth consecutive year that MileagePlus has received the award. Global Traveler readers who participated in the 2015 GT Tested Reader Survey bestowed Unitedwith the honor, affirming MileagePlus’ position as the industry’s leading loyalty program.

Global Traveler readers also selected United as the Best Trans-Pacific Airline and, for the second straight year, named MileagePlus the Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program. Thomas F. O’Toole, United’s senior vice president, chief marketing officer and president of MileagePlus, accepted the honors at the annual Global Traveler awards dinner inBeverly Hills, California, earlier this month.

“The 2015 Global Traveler awards, voted on by savvy travelers worldwide, recognize our ongoing commitment to advancing United’s service to our customers,” said O’Toole. “We are particularly gratified that readers voted MileagePlus as the Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program in the world for the twelfth consecutive year, which attests to our continued development of the industry’s top loyalty program.”

“Congratulations to our friends at United Airlines on their recent wins in our GT Tested Reader Survey awards. Twelve consecutive years as Best Frequent-Flyer Program is quite an accomplishment,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. “United is not just a favorite of our readers, but also a favorite of our staff, and we can see why the carrier continues to win accolades year after year.”


MileagePlus is United’s industry-leading loyalty program. With a wide network of partners through which members may earn and redeem miles, MileagePlus offers the most “Saver” award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines, according to the sixth annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany inMay 2015. MileagePlus members earn award miles by flying United, United Express, Star Alliance airlines or other airline partners, and by purchasing products or services from partners around the globe. Members enjoy a host of options for using those award miles, including to pay for travel, hotel stays, car rentals and merchandise.

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