United makes it easier to share award miles with family and friends

United becomes first major U.S. airline to allow members of its loyalty program, MileagePlus, to pool their miles with family and friends into a joint account

United today launched MileagePlus miles pooling, a new way for MileagePlus members to contribute and combine their miles into a joint account.

Available on, groups of up to five members can now share and redeem miles in one linked account.

United allows any MileagePlus member, whether relatives or close friends, to be in a pool with other members.

United is the first and only major U.S. airline to offer this feature.

Luc Bondar, Chief Operating Officer of MileagePlus said: “We’re always looking for new ways to provide the most value to all of our loyalty members and are proud to be the first major U.S. airline to allow our members to pool their miles with their loved ones and friends.

“MileagePlus miles pooling further reinforces United’s position as the leader in family and group travel and gives our members more flexibility to use their miles while making it easier to connect to the destinations and moments that matter most, with the people that matter most.”