If you’re itching to start traveling again after being cooped up for the past year, join the club! I recently flew after 15+ months stuck at home, and it was nice to be back in the swing of things. And United’s flight crew did a good job of keeping everyone on board safe, following COVID-19 protocols and such. Though the lack of snacks was a bummer..
Now, United Airlines is offering its loyalty program members the chance to win free flights for a year’s worth of travel, in support of the Biden administration’s national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination.
Under the terms of the Your Shot to Fly sweepstakes, any new/existing MileagePlus member who uploads their vaccination records to the airline’s mobile app or website between now and June 22nd can be entered to win a roundtrip flight for two, in any class of service, to anywhere in the world United flies. Sign me up for first class tickets to Hawaii!
United will give away 30 pairs of tickets throughout the month of June. And on July 1st, United will announce five randomly selected MileagePlus members who have entered the sweepstakes for a grand prize of travel for a year for themselves and a companion (up to 26 roundtrips), also in any class of service, anywhere in the world United flies.
“We’re proud to do our part to incentivize people to get their shot,” said United CEO Scott Kirby. “Thanks to the vaccine, more and more destinations are opening up for travel – and we know our customers are eager to fly. We’re excited to give people one more reason to get vaccinated so they can reunite with friends and family or take that long-awaited vacation which all could be just one shot away.”
If you want to get a head start and start planning out all the places you want to travel to when you win that amazing grand prize, United has an interactive map that shows all the places you can go. With the EU finally reopening to Americans this summer, destinations like Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and Iceland all sound pretty awesome.
To enter the sweepstakes, MileagePlus members will need to upload their vaccination card to United’s mobile app or website at United.com/YourShotToFly between May 24th – June 22nd. If you’re using their mobile app, look for the United Travel-Ready Center when uploading your certificate.
United’s Your Shot to Fly sweepstakes is open to any United States resident who is at least 18 years old and a MileagePlus member. Not a member? Sign up for the frequent-flier program for free today and upload your vaccination docs ASAP for your chance to win.
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