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United Launches 2012 Team USA Sponsorship, Kicks Off "Fly Me to London" Sweepstakes

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

United Launches 2012 Team USA Sponsorship, Kicks Off "Fly Me to London" Sweepstakes12:00 EDT Tuesday, May 15, 2012GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL ATTEND THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES TO CHEER ON TEAM USA NO PURCHASE NECESSARYCHICAGO, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines has launched its 2012 Team USA sponsorship effort with the "Fly Me to London" Sweepstakes, offering three grand-prize winners the chance to cheer on the U.S. Olympic Team with two roundtrip tickets to London, hotel accommodations and entry to the London 2012 Olympic Games. In recognition of the 17-day Olympic Games and United's 17 daily nonstop flights to London, 17 first-place winners will receive two roundtrip tickets to anywhere United flies in the United States.Participants may enter for a chance to win by visiting or United's Facebook page before May 30, 2012, clicking the menu and claiming a "virtual seat" onboard one of United's 17 daily nonstop flights to London. Participants will not be booked on an actual flight; instead, United will automatically enter participants into the random drawing. Participants may also invite others to enter for a chance to win by sharing the sweepstakes on Facebook or posting a tweet on Twitter. For each friend who enters in response to the invitation, participants will receive one additional entry into the drawing. Participants can submit a new entry each day of the 17-day sweepstakes with a maximum of 10 entries per person, per day. At the conclusion of the sweepstakes, United will select three grand-prize-winning "virtual seat" entries and 17 first-prize winners from the drawing. "As the official airline of Team USA, United is proud to have flown our U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes to and from training, competitions, Trials and the Olympic Games for the past 32 years," said Mark Bergsrud, senior vice president of marketing. "'The Fly Me to London' Sweepstakes offers customers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share in the excitement of the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games and cheer on Team USA to victory."Official Terms & Conditions are at No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law. Three Grand Prizes, each with an Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of $13,675. Seventeen First Prizes, each with an ARV of $599. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Participation open only to legal residents of the U.S. who are 18 or older as of the date of entry. Sponsored by United Air Lines, Inc.About UnitedUnited Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,605 flights a day to 374 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 125 new aircraft deliveries from 2012 through 2019, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Airbus A350XWBs. 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 190 countries via 25 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.For further information: United Continental Holdings, Inc. Worldwide Media Relations, +1-312-997-8640,