New or existing members of United’s MileagePlus loyalty program who upload their vaccination record to the United airline’s mobile app by June 22 can be enrolled to earn free flights for one year of travel, the United States announced on Monday. Chicago-based company.
“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 offering 30 pairs of round-trip flights for two in first class or any other class to any destination it has flights to during the month of June, according to the airline, which is launching new routes to the Croatia, Greece and Iceland, and plans to resume flights to Italy, Portugal, Spain and France this summer.
Additionally, United on July 1 will announce five randomly selected grand prize winners for a full year of travel for themselves and a companion.
In addition to participating in the airline’s raffle, passengers who upload their vaccination records with United will save time at the airport and also know they are ready to fly to places where vaccine presentation is required. , the airline said.
To help spur slowing vaccination rates, companies and states have developed incentives to encourage people to get vaccinated. Target this monthto those getting vaccinated at CVS pharmacies inside its stores nationwide, while Ohio last week reported an increase in the number of people vaccinated after its governor said the state would do so residents. are also among the many corporate gifts offered to vaccinated adults.
President Joe Biden recently set a target for 70% of the population to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 1.Population.
Public health experts disagree on the precise proportion of the U.S. population that needs to be vaccinated to stop the spread of COVID-19 and achieve what the medical field calls herd immunity. Most estimates range from 70% to 85%.