United Airlines launches credit card with MBNA
3 September 2009
MBNA today announced the launch of a new credit card with United Airlines. The card offers a competitive rate of interest plus travel rewards through the award-winning United Mileage Plus programme.
The new United Mileage Plus American Express Credit Card from MBNA is being launched with a special offer for applications received before 30 April 2009: 2 miles for every £1 spent on purchases using the card for the first six months after the account is opened. After this, Cardmembers will earn a standard 1 mile for every £1 spent on purchases using the card.*
In addition, Cardmembers may also earn valuable Mileage Plus miles by flying on United , renting cars, staying at hotels or using the products and services of Mileage Plus programme partners. United Airlines is a member of Star Alliance, so Cardmembers are also able to earn miles whenever they fly with any of the Alliance airlines such as bmi, Lufthansa , Singapore Airlines and US Airways.
Cardmembers can redeem their Mileage Plus miles for air travel, upgrades, United Red Carpet Club memberships and more.
The new United Mileage Plus American Express Credit Card from MBNA offers 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months from the date the account is opened (3% handling fee applies), plus 0 % on card purchases for the first three months. A typical rate of 15.9% APR (variable) applies.
Graham Atkinson, president of Mileage Plus, said: "The United Airlines Mileage Plus credit card is the card of choice for many of our members in the U K, and we are pleased to partner with MBNA and American Express to continue offering them another way to earn miles and take advantage of our global travel awards.”
Greg Reed, President of MBNA UK Card, said: "MBNA is delighted to link up with United Airlines to offer this competitive card programme. Cardmembers can earn Mileage Plus miles with both United and their partner airlines, so this card programme is of real benefit to frequent travellers.”
Anyone interested in taking out the new Mileage Plus American Express Credit Card from MBNA should visit unitedairlines.co.uk.
* Applications received on or after 1 May 2009 will receive 1 mile for every £1 spent by using the card to make a purchase. This annual fee free card offers 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months from the date the account is opened (3% handling fee), plus 0% on card purchases for the first 3 months. A typical rate of 15.9% APR (variable) applies.