Score a 1,000-Mile Bonus by Riding United's New Partner
On the tail of the news from our sis HotelChatter that Hyatt has begun offering Uber's services from within its own app, United announced yesterday that it would also partner with Uber to help its customers get to and from the airport.
Uber's services will soon be embedded in United app's menu or in the "My Reservations" card on a current reservation. Here, still within United's app, information on Uber rides will be displayed, including types of available vehicles, estimated wait times, and prices. Once a customer selects a ride, they will automatically be transferred to the Uber app to complete the transaction. Or, if the person does not have the Uber app, to the Uber website to sign up for an account.
For those who are already signed up for Uber, well, there's not really much benefit here to you. As these "sign up deals" tend to go, not being a member of Uber is how you get the most benefit. In celebration of the partnership, United customers who sign up for Uber via the United app and use it to hail their first ride will receive 1,000 MileagePlus award miles.
This offer is only going to be available "for a limited time," so if you're not yet an Uber user and typically take cabs or public transit to the airport, make your next ride via the United app to grab some bonus miles.