In 2012, as part of the merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines, United MileagePlus took over the Continental Airlines OnePass program. Features of OnePass are now incorporated into United MileagePlus memberships. Benefits include award miles earned through shopping, dining and entertainment, home and energy, auto, and travel.
Continental OnePass, now part of United MileagePlus, is United Airlines' award-winning frequent flyer program. Members can earn award miles by traveling with United, Copa Airlines, Star Alliance Airlines, or United Express. They can also earn points by shopping for products and services from over 100 participating partners worldwide, as of 2015. Members can redeem their points for a number of rewards, from dining to travel to shopping.
The elite level of this program, the United MileagePlus Elite membership, gives frequent travelers four levels of membership. The highest level is the One Million Miler status, which gives the highest tier of travelers lifetime Premier Executive status. Premier Executive status opens a whole other level of benefits, including Mercedes-Benz incentives, priority travel services and mileage bonuses.
Other benefits of United MileagePlus memberships include the ability to buy, transfer or give award miles and accumulate miles for business travel. It also offers shopping discounts and preferential boarding. For customers who travel with Amtrak, rail service is included in the reward program.