United Airlines’ subsidiary MileagePlus and MBNA have launched a new MileagePlus Credit Card Account for eligible new customers in the UK.

The MileagePlus Credit Card Account comes with no annual fee and offers new customers the opportunity to benefit of MileagePlus bonus award miles on all of their spending.

With the account, new customers will earn 2.5 MileagePlus award miles for every £2 they spend on their MileagePlus American Express Credit Card from MBNA and 1.25 MileagePlus award miles for every £2 they spend on their MileagePlus Visa Credit Card.

The account also offers a welcome bonus of 12,000 award miles for customer spending a minimum of £1,000 on card purchases within 90 days of opening the account.

Provided with two credit cards, one American Express-branded card and one Visa card, customers will also have zero percent interest on all United Airlines transactions for 12 months from the date the account is opened.

Michael Donald, MBNA’s business development and marketing executive, said: "We’re delighted to be launching the new MileagePlus Credit Card Account in partnership with United Airlines. We hope that UK-based United Airlines customers and frequent flyers take advantage of the great benefits that come with this new card programme."

Praveen Sharma, United’s vice president, loyalty and business development, said: "The lucrative 12,000-mile welcome proposition makes this no-annual-fee card account the top choice for earning miles for UK residents. MileagePlus miles can be redeemed for award flights and upgrades with United Airlines from every city served in the UK or any of the Star Alliance carriers to more than 1,300 global destinations. Currently, you can fly on a Saver Award to any Star Alliance destination in Europe with only 12,500 miles.

According to the new offer, in addition to award miles, customers using the MileagePlus American Express Credit Card can receive exclusive worldwide benefits from the American Express Selects Programme, including retail, dining, travel and entertainment offers.


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