-Limited Time Offer:
-Get 25,000 miles for signing up and making your first purchase.
-Earn 5,000 additional miles when you add an authorized user. You can do this when you apply for the card, giving you 30,000 miles!
-Receive a $50 statement cashback credit after your first purchase
-No Annual Fee for the First Year, a $60 value.
-Earn 1 mile per $1 spent on all purchases you make with your card with no limit to the miles you may earn
-Receive a one-way upgrade certificate and a $25 travel certificate after your first purchase
United allows you to redeem for one-way award tickets at half the rate of round-trip awards, so a one-way domestic ticket is 12,500 miles and a one-way ticket to Israel would be 37,500 miles. United also doesn’t charge award expedite/close-in fees!
Sometime this year you will be able to transfer your United miles to Continental and Continental miles to United. The program will them be merged and all miles will be combined into the new program.
All elite miles earned on United and Continental this year will be combined as well at the end of the year. Lifetime flown miles will also be combined!
AMEX Membership Rewards points will no longer transfer to Continental after 09/30/11, so be sure to stock up on Continental and United miles wherever you can!