UA Support Nepal: $1 Million in One Day

Surpassed $100,000 in donations within the first 100 minutes of campaign

The Luxonomist. 01/05/2015
The latest official death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday brings to nearly 5,500 the number of the dead and 11,000 injured. Click to donate

United Airlines announced that in just one day, customers and employees have generously donated more than$1 millionto the airline’s disaster relief partners the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Airlink and OperationUSAto aid those affected by the earthquake that struckNepalonApril 25.

«This immediate outpouring of support is remarkable and shows a great deal of compassion from our customers and employees,» saidMark Anderson, senior vice president of corporate and government affairs at United. «These generous donations will go a long way in helping those impacted by the devastating earthquake inNepal

Since Monday April 27, more than 7,800 United customers and employees have made contributions to relief efforts inNepalthrough thecompany’s fundraising site, and United has provided a$50,000match donation to these partner organizations. The airline is also providing a one-time mileage bonus to MileagePlus members who donate. United is contributing up to 5 million miles for this initiative. MileagePlus members who give between$50-99will receive 250 bonus miles, those who contribute$100-249will receive 500 bonus miles, and members who donate more than$250will receive 1,000 bonus miles.

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United Airlines employees have generously donated part of million dollars made so far. Click to donate

For more information and to make a donation, customers and employees may visit United’s fundraising page at The 5 million bonus miles will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis based on contributions made through11:59 PM CDTonMay 15, 2015.

MileagePlus members with accrued miles can donate their miles to a charity throughUnited’s Charity Miles program. Many international relief organizations send personnel and volunteers to assist in the affected region, and the donation of miles will help defray their expenses. Through these programs, MileagePlus members can donate a minimum of 500 miles to any of the designated groups involved in the relief effort. Customers may also donate miles by calling MileagePlus Customer Service at 1-800-421-4655.

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MileagePlus members with accrued miles can donate their miles to a charity through United’s Charity Miles program. Click to donate your miles

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 373 airports across six continents. In 2014, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 138 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs inChicago,Denver,Houston,Los Angeles,New York/Newark,San FranciscoandWashington, D.C.United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 34 new Boeing aircraft, including the 787-9 and the 737-900ER. United is also welcoming 49 new Embraer E175 aircraft to United Express.

The airline is a founding member ofStar Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information,, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

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