Millennials Choose United Airlines MileagePlus

United Airlines’ MileagePlus loyalty program was crowned Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program for the fourth time by the Trazee Awards. The United Explorer Card from Chase was also awarded the Favorite Credit Card among voters for the second consecutive year.
“This honor is particularly meaningful because this comes directly from our millennial customers,” says Luc Bondar, United’s President of MileagePlus and Vice President of Loyalty. “We deliver the possibilities of award travel to all members, including our adventurous millennial travelers, and we are proud to offer more award destinations than any other US carrier.”
Chase Co-Brand Cards President Leslie Gillin adds, “Customer feedback is priceless, and this recognition is special knowing it is from them. With the United Explorer Card, we listened to our cardmembers to provide opportunities to enjoy even more value on the things they want, whether taking a flight, trying a new restaurant, or booking a hotel.”
The Trazee Awards are hosted by, a digital platform created for travelers 40 years and younger by the teams at FX Express Publications, Inc. and Global Traveler. Over 15,000 reader votes were collected from December 2018 to March 2019 via an online ballot on MileagePlus has also won the GT Tested Reader Survey award for Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program for 15 consecutive years from the readers of Global Traveler magazine.
Francis X. Gallagher, Publisher and CEO of FX Express Publications, Inc., says, “Congratulations to United MileagePlus for securing four years as Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program. Coupled with Chase United Explorer Card as Favorite Credit Card makes MileagePlus a respected and valuable brand for the millennial traveler.”
United continues to enhance its MileagePlus program, offering members new ways to earn and redeem miles, as well as increased benefits. Highlights include:

  • The June 2018 launch of the enhanced United Explorer Card, with an expanded two miles per $1 spent on hotel accommodations and restaurant purchases and 25 percent back on inflight wi-fi, food, and drinks, in addition to the existing two miles per $1 spent on United purchases, plus other travel benefits
  • Recent enhancements to the MileagePlusX app to enable more ways for members to earn and use miles while shopping or dining
  • Greater opportunities to use miles, starting as low as 1,000 for e-gift cards

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