News and Updates
Find our latest merger news and announcements here. Check back often, we’ll be updating this section with the latest information on combined services, programs and benefits — as well as our integration progress.
United Red Carpet Club® and Continental Presidents Club® have joined to form United ClubSM
October 4, 2011
Welcome to United ClubSM — the new brand for our airport club locations, effective October 1, 2011. While our club name has changed, club members and guests can continue to enjoy the same great amenities, including complimentary bar service, light snacks, free Wi-Fi, conference room access and more. Visit one of our more than 50 club locations around the world on your next journey. Learn more
2012 MileagePlus® program
September 21, 2011
We are pleased to share with you the details of the 2012 MileagePlus program and are committed to bringing you the world’s most rewarding loyalty program for the world’s leading airline.
Beginning in early 2012, the MileagePlus will adopt new status level names and terms for qualifying miles and segments. Learn more about the MileagePlus Premier® levels and qualification, as well as other program details.
Announcing our new United apps
September 15, 2011
We're proud to announce the launch of our new combined apps, offering both United® and Continental® mobile services. Now available for download on iPhone®, iPod® and Android® devices, our new apps let you take care of your United and Continental travel needs anytime. Book both United and Continental flights, check flight and upgrade status, view your MileagePlus® or OnePass® account information, check in and receive a mobile boarding document and more, all from your mobile device. Learn more
You can now use Regional Premier Upgrades and Global Premier Upgrades on most United flights
August 18, 2011
Elite members receive Regional Premier Upgrades or Global Premier Upgrades at several Elite Status Mile/Segment thresholds during the calendar year. You may already enjoy using these upgrades on Continental flights. Now you can use them on most United flights, too. Learn more
Mileage Plus will be the loyalty program for the new United beginning in 2012
June 29, 2011
Continental's OnePass® loyalty program will end on December 31, 2011, followed by a wind-down period during the first quarter of 2012 when OnePass members will be automatically enrolled in Mileage Plus®. OnePass members can be assured that their reward miles, upgrades, Elite Qualification Miles and Elite Qualification Points will be secure as we transition to a single program in 2012. Learn more
United & Continental work to streamline your travel
March 18, 2011
United Airlines and Continental Airlines have made several changes in order to provide you with a more consistent travel experience. Learn about some of the changes
Economy Plus® will be part of the new United®
February 17, 2011
You can continue to enjoy up to five extra inches of legroom on United Airlines flights, worldwide. And starting in 2012, Economy Plus® seating will be expanded to Continental aircraft as part of a multi-year conversion. Learn more
Important Elite program updates for 2011
November 12, 2010
The Continental OnePass® and United Mileage Plus® program integration continues with Elite program developments for 2011. See how the changes benefit you
OnePass Elite members get seating benefits on United
October 12, 2010
Now OnePass® Elite members can access the best seats and travel in more comfort on United Airlines flights. See details
Letter from the CEO
October 1, 2010
We are pleased to announce that we have completed the legal closing of the merger with United Airlines. We can now begin our journey to create the world’s leading airline. Read more
United and Continental close merger
October 1, 2010
View the official news release announcing the legal close of the United and Continental merger, including the new board of directors and other details about the new company. Read more
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About the new company
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 a total of approximately 5,800 flights a day to 371 airports throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers more than 21,200 daily flights to 1,172 airports in 181 countries worldwide through its 28 member airlines. United’s 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, and follow each company on Twitter and Facebook.