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What is the United Airlines MagsforMiles program?

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The United Airlines Magazines for Miles program, also known as MagsforMiles, invites United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flyer members to redeem unused, expiring or orphan miles for magazines. Synapse Group, Inc. runs this program through its CAP Systems division, which partners with publishers and airlines to offer this miles redemption option. Members select magazines from categories such as entertainment, travel, sports and business.

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Magazines for Miles is available to United Airlines frequent flyer members, credit card holders and retail shoppers. Synapse Group, Inc. is the leading independent provider of magazine subscriptions in the United States, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Inc. As of 2015, Time Inc. has a portfolio of 22 titles in the United States and is the country’s largest magazine publisher.

In addition to United Airlines, which includes Continental Airlines as of 2015, Magazines for Miles partners with many premier American airlines to offer frequent flyers the opportunity to redeem miles in exchange for magazine subscriptions. Other participating airline frequent flyer programs include the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, Spirit Airlines FREE SPIRIT Miles, American Airlines AAdvantage, Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns and Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles. Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines also participate in Magazines for Miles through the Delta Airlines SkyMiles frequent flyer program.

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