Airline partners and global alliances

Alliances built around your needs

You can earn and use MileagePlus miles on more than 35 airlines worldwide. Select a Star Alliance™ or MileagePlus partner airline below for more information about earning miles on flights operated by that airline.

We give you more globe by aligning with the stars

We're excited to align with the Star Alliance member airlines. Together with our other worldwide and regional partners, plus the Star Alliance network, we keep you connected.

Star Alliance member airlines

Earn and use MileagePlus miles on any Star Alliance member airline. United Club℠ members and customers with qualifying tickets can access eligible airport lounges around the globe. More details about the Star Alliance network.​

Other worldwide partners

Star Alliance connecting partners

All members can earn and redeem MileagePlus miles on eligible connecting partner flights. Premier® Gold, Platinum and 1K® customers traveling on a Star Alliance itinerary that includes a flight on a connecting partner will be offered a tailored set of privileges detailed on the specific connecting partner page.​

Former partners

MileagePlus rules

The accrual of miles and Premier® qualifying credits, redemption of and provision of benefits through the United MileagePlus program, including the Premier Program, are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the MileagePlus program.

See the complete rules and details of the MileagePlus program