As part of United’s “Your Shot to Fly” contest, frequent flyers of the airline’s MileagePlus program can upload their vaccination records to a mobile app or website until June 22.
On July 1, the airline will announce the five MileagePlus members who have earned one year of travel for themselves and a companion, in any class of service, wherever United flies.
United will also be distributing 30 pairs of tickets to attendees for a round-trip flight for two, in any class of service, wherever the airline flies.
“We are proud to do our part to get people to get vaccinated,” United CEO Scott Kirby said in a press release. “Thanks to the vaccine, more and more destinations are opening up to travel – and we know our customers are eager to fly. “
United is the only airline that allows U.S. customers to upload COVID-19 vaccination and test records directly to a digital platform. According to the airline, the system saves travelers time at the airport if they are traveling to a destination where proof of vaccination is required.
Several companies and states have offered free products or have turned to lotteries to encourage vaccinations.