United Airlines (UAL) has announced a special way for fans of the iconic Boeing 747 fleet to keep a piece of the aircraft forever, the company said.
A combination of ´buy now´ and ´bid now´ items will be available at http://exclusives.mileageplus.com/747hardware exclusively for MileagePlus members to use their award miles on pieces of 747 aircraft flown by the carrier.
MileagePlus Exclusives offers members access to buy or bid on unique experiences, exciting events and one-of-a-kind items. The proceeds from this auction through MileagePlus Exclusives will provide middle school students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend Air Camp to learn the science, technology, engineering and mathematics of aviation and aeronautics through hands-on experiences. Air Camp students develop leadership and community service skills while learning what it takes to become a pilot, aircraft maintainer, an aeronautical engineer and other aviation careers.
To give more customers their own 747 keepsake, United will offer 747-themed Premium Transcon and United Polaris amenity kits on flights through January 2018. The kits include 747 branded items and a selection of 747 trading cards featuring images of United 747 aircraft through the years. Customers can collect all 15 cards in the series to complete their set.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers.