The airline was founded on 6th April 1926 at Baise in Idaho. Its original name was Varney Air Lines. Its airport lounge is named Red Carpet Club and it is a member of the Star Alliance. It offers flights to 216 destinations across the world and its parent company is United Continental Holdings. It is based at Chicago, Illinois. It has 359 airplanes in operation. 97 of these are Airbus A320s and 96 are Boeing 757-200s. The American airline also has 55 Airbus A319s at its disposal along with 35 Boeing 767-300ERs. There are200ERs and 24 Boeing 747-400s along with 19 Boeing 777-200s.
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United Airlines offers flights to Accra and Lagos in Africa. In the Caribbeans, its flights can be boarded from cities such as Oranjestad, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, San Juan and Punta Cana. In Central and North America, its flights head to Liberia, Cancun and Calgary apart from several destinations in USA. Mileage Plus is the Airlines's frequent flyer program. The main benefit of the program is that the recipients receive never-ending mileage. However, in order for this to be effective, the flyer has to either redeem or earn travel miles every eighteen months.
United Airlines also provides elite-level memberships. This provides more benefits than the standard memberships. This facility was initiated in 2010 and was accessible only by members who held Premier, 1K and Premier Executive Membership status. These members could also get limitless upgrades on domestic flights. However, these facilities are provided only if there is sufficient space in the flights.