You may have used your United MileagePlus® miles to book flights, but did you know you can redeem your miles for travel extras (like inflight Wi-Fi and seat upgrades) or shop for your favorite name-brand products and plan exclusive VIP experiences? Here are some ways you can make your miles go further this year.
Get Inflight Wi-Fi and Snacks
Stay connected while you fly when you use miles to pay for inflight Wi-Fi. You can also indulge in other onboard extras, including snack boxes and drinks, starting as low as 450 miles.
Hotels, Rental Cars, and Cruises
Whether it’s a beachside resort, a bustling city escape, or a cozy bed and breakfast, your miles can transform into nights of relaxation when you use them to book hotel stays. Plus, explore every corner of your destination, at your own pace, by redeeming your miles for car rentals. For those seeking a different kind of adventure, consider using your miles to embark on a cruise. Sail away to exotic locales while enjoying the comforts and amenities of a luxury cruise liner. Your miles open the door to a sea of possibilities!
Experience Exclusive VIP Events
Travel is about more than just reaching your destination; it’s about creating lifelong memories. Turn miles into milestones and get VIP access to events, concerts, and once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a culture connoisseur, there’s an experience waiting for you.
Make a Difference
Find a cause that speaks to you and donate your miles. MileagePlus Members have donated more than 496 million miles since 2019. United teams up with a range of charitable organizations, allowing you to contribute to meaningful projects and positively impact the world.
Choose and Upgrade Your Seat
Dreaming of a little extra legroom or a cozy lie-flat bed? Your miles are now your golden ticket to choosing the best seat for you. Unwind in Economy Plus® and arrive at your destination refreshed and ready for adventure, or take advantage of MileagePlus Upgrade Awards, which allow you to use miles plus a co-pay to upgrade to United Polaris® business class on international flights.
Check Your Bags
Packing for a longer trip or just wanting to avoid the hassle of carry-ons? Pack everything you need—and use your miles to cover the cost of checked bags.
Breeze Through Security
Streamline every trip when you use your miles to pay for your TSA PreCheck® application or renewal fees so that you can get to your gate faster.
Enjoy the United Club
Step into a realm of unparalleled comfort by using your miles toward a United ClubSM membership. United’s exclusive lounges redefine the airport experience, offering an oasis where members can unwind, recharge, and indulge before their flight. Enjoy premium amenities, from complimentary snacks and beverages to dedicated workspaces and high-speed Wi-Fi.
If you can’t make it to the United Club for a pre-flight snack or meal, use miles to pay for food at select restaurants and bars at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
Earn and Spend Miles Simultaneously
Don’t forget to explore MileagePlus Shopping®, where you can earn additional miles while making everyday purchases. Whether it’s shopping for electronics, fashion, or home goods, it’s an earn-earn for you. You can also use miles to treat yourself or a loved one with gift cards from your favorite retailers. You can even download the MileagePlus X app to earn miles on everyday purchases, like your morning coffee.
Give Your Miles a Boost
Buy miles and build your balance to get closer to booking your next award flight, or gift your miles to family and friends so you can all travel together.
Not a MileagePlus member yet? Visit united.com/MileagePlus to learn more and begin earning miles today!