United Airlines recently announced the launch of its MileagePlus Small Business Network, which enables small businesses that sign-up for the program to earn and redeem miles on a variety of business purchases. New members can also earn 1,000 bonus miles if enrolled prior to August 17, 2013.
Earned miles can be redeemed for travel awards and upgrades or can be used to bid on merchandise and dining awards in the United’s MileagePlus headliner auction program. The program also allows companies to buy, transfer, or donate their miles to charitable organization. Small Business Network is the first of its kind specifically designed for small and midsize businesses.