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Unmatched Travel Benefits

The new MileagePlus Explorer Card provides exclusive privileges

AS PART OF THE continued progress we are making to create the world’s leading airline, we recently announced that MileagePlus will be the loyalty program at the new United beginning in 2012. Moving to a single loyalty program is a significant step in the integration of United and Continental.

After choosing a single loyalty program, we unveiled the all-new MileagePlus Explorer Card in partnership with Chase Card Services, which provides exclusive airline privileges and unmatched travel benefits when cardholders fly on United. The card also provides other benefits that extend throughout our customers’ entire travel experience. Just a few of the perks include first checked bag free, priority boarding, complimentary United airport club passes and more award seat redemption options. The MileagePlus Explorer Card benefits are also available on the Continental Airlines OnePass Plus Card.

Our partnership with Chase enables MileagePlus members to earn even more miles with their everyday spending, which can be redeemed for travel on United and all 27 Star Alliance member airlines, as well as for hotel stays, car rentals and merchandise.

The new MileagePlus Explorer Card was designed for those looking to enhance their entire travel experience; it is truly unmatched in the marketplace in the access it delivers and value it offers to United customers.

The card also offers a comprehensive suite of travel protection benefits, including trip cancellation and trip delay coverage, auto rental collision damage waivers, roadside assistance and 24/7 travel emergency services.

So go ahead, be an explorer and see all that the new MileagePlus credit card has to offer.

For more information about the United MileagePlus Explorer Card, or to apply, visit www.UnitedExplorerCard.com or call 1-888-744-6899. The $95 annual fee for the new MileagePlus Explorer Card will be waived for the first year on a promotional basis. New MileagePlus Explorer Cards will exclusively be Visa cards. Fees for additional/oversize/overweight bags will apply. Purchase of ticket(s) with MileagePlus Explorer Card required. See www.united.com/chasebag for details.



With Captain Mike Bowers

Q: What do the chimes we hear in the cabin after takeoff and before landing signify?
A: The chime sound onboard the aircraft is one of several ways for the pilots to communicate with the flight attendants. We also have interphone and public address functions available to us. For routine operations we use the chimes because they are less distracting for the pilots and more accessible to the flight attendants. The chimes you hear when passing 10,000 feet while climbing let the flight attendants know that they can announce the use of approved electronic devices and also that they can begin their service. On descent, they mean just the opposite, that the flight attendants can announce the end of electronics usage and that they need to terminate their service and prepare the cabin for landing.

Do you have a question for Captain Bowers?
Write to him at askthepilot@united.com

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