BY Christopherson Business Travel |

United – Did You Know?

United was ranked #1 in the healthiest airline food survey by, noting their Tapas and Turkey Sandwich as some of the healthiest (and tastiest) choices in the sky.
While the frequent flyer programs of United and Continental won’t be fully merged until 2012, enhancements are being rolled out, such as travelers being able to earn 2012 status by combining Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) flown on either UA or CO in 2011.
By mid-2012, Premier Executives who earn 75,000 EQMs (or 90 Elite Qualifying Segments – EQS) will be upgraded ahead of other Premier Executive members.
There is still time to register for the triple bonus award mileage promotion LAX/SFO-JFK.  Available through December 31, 2010.  Just ask your travel advisor for help!
Travelers can earn 1,000 bonus award miles for using mobile check-in on their web-enabled mobile device through December 31, 2010.
United is now bundling food and beverage purchases on board to offer savings.  A sandwich and beer can be combined for a 20% savings, as can tapas and wine and wine and cheese.
A one-day Red Carpet Club pass is $39 online and $50 at the airport.  The pass is also valid at Continental Presidents Club.  It includes complimentary snacks, beverages, and Wi-Fi service.  Ask your travel advisor for more information.
As the integration between United and Continental continues, CO has now located to Terminal 1 at ORD.  With the reciprocity of lounge membership, CO Presidents Club customers may now use the Red Carpet Clubs located in T1 at O’Hare.
In December United will begin testing mobile devices called “LineBusters” which enable CSRs to assist customers in line versus, waiting for each to get to the counter.  This will reduce line wait times and let the CSRs provide real-time rebooking and flight protection.  All 5 UA hubs will have the technology by the end of the year.