Saturday, September 15, 2012

United Airlines Awards 11 New Vehicles to Employees With Perfect Attendance: Airline rewards employees for dedication and dependability

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- United Airlines today will celebrate the perfect attendance of 11 employees at an event at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and award each employee a new Ford vehicle this weekend.

The employees, representing six work groups and based in seven cities around the globe, each achieved perfect attendance during at least one of three six-month periods beginning July 1, 2010. Thousands of employees were eligible, and United randomly selected 11 winners in a drawing in May. Each winner chose between a Ford Explorer, a Ford Escape, a Ford Mustang and a Ford Focus. The company will pay all expenses associated with the vehicle, including sales tax, title and license.

"Our people and their commitment to service and reliability are at the core of our effort to build the world's leading airline," said Donna Towle, vice president of Employee Relations at United. "Perfect attendance facilitates a work environment of dependability and trust, and enables us to provide our customers with consistent, reliable service."

Eligible employees may participate in an annual drawing to win a new vehicle, with the company awarding 11 new cars each year. Employees are also eligible for a rolling six-month perfect attendance award of $50 cash, a $50 donation to United's employee relief fund on the employee's behalf, or 5,000 frequent flyer miles.

The airline has awarded employees more than 180 new vehicles since the Perfect Attendance Program began in 1996.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,574 flights a day to 377 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 25 Airbus A350XWBs, and 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. United was rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world.

For more information, visit or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.


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