United Airlines’ MileagePlus loyalty program was named the favorite frequent flyer program at the fourth annual Trazee Awards during a special awards event at the 2018 Global Business Travel Association convention in San Diego.
“We are extremely proud that our customers voted MileagePlus as the favorite frequent flyer program,” said Luc Bondar, United’s president of MileagePlus and vice president of Loyalty. “United continues to build and improve our loyalty program that provides great value for all of our members while offering a variety of earning and redemption opportunities.”
“As the winner in this category, it is clear United MileagePlus is a trendsetter in the industry and a favorite of the millennial traveler, the most sought-after travel demographic,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, FX Express Publications, Inc.
The Trazee Awards are hosted by Trazee Travel, an online publication created for travelers by the teams at FX Express Publications, Inc. and Global Traveler. Reader nominations were collected from December 2017 to March 2018 via an online ballot . MileagePlus also holds the award for best loyalty program from Global Traveler for the past 14 years; they have won the award every year since the inception of the GT Tested Reader Survey in 2004.
MileagePlus members continue to see enhancements to the program, including the new United MileagePlus Explorer Card, launched in June 2018, which now offers an expanded 2 miles per $1 spent on hotel stays and restaurant purchases in addition to 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases with United, valuable travel credits and inflight benefits and discounts. Customers can 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, such as a recently announced partnership with BP.