United Airlines Awards Paralympic Athletes Gold for Gold
With the conclusion of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, United Airlines has recognized the achievements of the US Paralympic Team athletes. The airline is awarding Gold for Gold, granting MileagePlus Premier Gold status to the 59 Team USA athletes who earned gold medals at the games.
As MileagePlus Premier Gold status members through January 2018, the athletes will enjoy premier-level MileagePlus benefits including: Priority ticket counter check-in lines, security screening lines, boarding and baggage handling. Complimentary premium-cabin upgrades on domestic flights when space is available. Complimentary access to extra-legroom United Economy Plus seating.
A complimentary checked-baggage allowance. Benefits when traveling on Star alliance member airlines As the official airline of the United States Olympic Committee, United Airlines has flown Team USA athletes to Olympic and Paralympic Games for 35 years. United and the USOC recently extended their partnership through 2020.
“All of the US Paralympic Team athletes have inspiring stories of how hard work and commitment helped them achieve their Paralympic dreams,”notes Julia Haywood, United’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “United employees take pride in supporting the athletes along the way.”
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