Members of United Airlines’ and
Continental Airlines’ frequent flyer programs who have earned
elite status will receive unlimited, complimentary domestic
upgrades on flights operated by both airlines when space is
Continental’s elite-level frequent flyers also
will have complimentary access to United’s Economy Plus seating,
offering additional legroom near the front of the Economy cabin.
United’s elite-level frequent flyers will have complimentary
access to Continental’s Premium Seating as well.
These new benefits will begin to roll
out in mid-2010.
Unlimited domestic upgrades and preferred economy class
seating for elite-level frequent flyer members are the latest
additions to the suite of benefits available to United and
Continental customers since the two carriers announced a
wide-ranging global partnership in June 2008 and since Continental
joined the Star Alliance on 27 October 2009 – benefits that include new
access to dozens of cities around the world, recognition of elite
status, and the ability to accrue and redeem miles on each other’s
“The partnership between United and
Continental means more comfort and better rewards for our most
loyal customers,” said Graham Atkinson, president of Mileage Plus.
“While our elite-level customers enjoy significant benefits on
Continental through its membership in Star Alliance, we are
delighted to build on those benefits to provide travelers the best
our industry has to offer.”
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