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Chase and United Celebrate New United MileagePlus® Explorer Card with First-Ever Pop-up Baggage Claim Events Featuring Appearances by Team Visa Olympic Athletes

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Chase and United Celebrate New United MileagePlus® Explorer Card with First-Ever Pop-up Baggage Claim Events Featuring Appearances by Team Visa Olympic Athletes

Chase and United Celebrate New United MileagePlus® Explorer Card with First-Ever Pop-up Baggage Claim Events Featuring Appearances by Team Visa Olympic Athletes

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To celebrate the unique cardmember benefits of the recently-launched United MileagePlus® Explorer Card, Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE: JPM], and United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: UAL] are hosting a series of cross-country MileagePlus Explorer Card Baggage Claim pop-up events where consumers can walk away with MileagePlus bonus miles as well as luxury travel and lifestyle rewards.

“Every consumer that attends our events will walk away a winner. We’re giving away more than 45 million MileagePlus miles, cameras, eReaders and many other prizes and look forward to our next two United hub cities, Chicago and Washington, D.C.”

The first of four exciting MileagePlus Explorer Card Baggage Claim pop-up events occurred August 18 – 19 at The Americana at Brand in Los Angeles. Consumers visited the Los Angeles pop-up baggage claim carousel to claim a bag, with the hopes of winning one of many prizes. The Baggage Claim event then traveled to San Francisco on August 24 – 25. Consumers that attend the events have a chance to win numerous prizes including:

  • 1 Million MileagePlus Bonus Miles
  • 100,000 MileagePlus Bonus Miles
  • 50,000 MileagePlus Bonus Miles
  • 25,000 MileagePlus Bonus Miles
  • Luxury Hotel & Resort Getaway
  • Fujifilm DSLR Cameras
  • $200 Tumi Gift Cards
  • eReaders

“We are excited to showcase and celebrate some of the benefits of the United MileagePlus Explorer Card through these events,” said David Gold, general manager, Chase Card Services. “Every consumer that attends our events will walk away a winner. We’re giving away more than 45 million MileagePlus miles, cameras, eReaders and many other prizes and look forward to our next two United hub cities, Chicago and Washington, D.C.”

In addition to taking home prizes, consumers will have the opportunity to meet Olympic athletes Dan Jansen and Kerri Walsh, who will be on-site at the events scheduled to take place in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Details for the next cities are:

  • Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 (Chicago)
    • Location: Pioneer Court – 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Team Visa Olympic athlete on-site: Dan Jansen
      • September 1: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 19 – Sept. 20 (Washington D.C.)
    • Location: Main Hall at Union Station – 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.
    • Time: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Team Visa Olympic athlete on-site: Kerri Walsh
      • September 20: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Introduced last month, the MileagePlus Explorer Card offers unique benefits that enhance the cardmember travel experience at the airport and beyond. MileagePlus Explorer cardmembers receive special privileges when traveling on United, including:

  • First checked bag free* – Primary cardmembers and up to one traveling companion will receive their first checked bag free – worth up to $100 per roundtrip.
  • Priority boarding – Primary cardmembers are able to board United and Continental flights immediately after elites and prior to general boarding, so they have earlier access to overhead space and can relax as the rest of the plane boards.
  • United airport club passes – Each year, primary cardmembers will receive two United airport club passes on their membership anniversary date – a $100 value.
  • Upgrades on Reward tickets for Elites – MileagePlus Elite customers who are also cardmembers are eligible to receive upgrades on domestic reward tickets in the same way as with purchased tickets beginning in early 2012.
  • Redeem MileagePlus miles for any seat, any time, on any United flight – If seats are available for sale, they can be redeemed at the Standard Award level. There are no restrictions or blackout dates – a benefit that will be reserved for cardmembers and Elite travelers beginning in early 2012.
  • Double miles on United tickets – Cardmembers will earn two miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased with the Card from United and Continental.
  • Miles bonus – 10,000 additional bonus miles with $25,000 or more in eligible spend each calendar year.
  • Miles do not expire – Miles earned in the MileagePlus program by Explorer cardmembers will not expire as long as program members are MileagePlus Explorer cardmembers.

For more information about the United MileagePlus Explorer Card or to apply, visit www.TheExplorerCard.com or call 1-888-744-6899.

* Fees for additional/oversized/overweight bags will apply. Purchase of ticket(s) with MileagePlus® Explorer Card required. See www.united.com/chasebag for details.
**Event location details and timing subject to change.

About United Continental Holdings, Inc.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate an average of 5,765 flights a day to 377 airports on six continents from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers more than 21,200 daily flights to 1,185 airports in 185 countries. United and Continental’s more than 80,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. For more information about United Continental Holdings, Inc., go to UnitedContinentalHoldings.com. For more information about the airlines, see united.com and continental.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves consumers and small businesses through 5,200 bank branches, 16,200 ATMs, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships and schools and universities. Chase also has issued more than 90 million credit cards. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.

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