United Airlines Auctions off Flight Simulator Experience on eBay
CHICAGO, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines is putting one lucky guest in the captain's seat in the fight against cancer. In support of the American Cancer Society (ACS), United is auctioning off a behind-the-scenes tour and flight simulator experience at the United Airlines Flight Training Center in Denver, Colo., including two domestic roundtrip tickets to Denver and one night's accommodations at a Starwood hotel. The item is currently available to bid on at http://www.ebay.com and full terms and conditions are below.**
"We're pleased to give our customers a fun way to contribute to an important cause -- eliminating cancer as a life-threatening disease," says Sonya Jackson, President -- United Airlines Foundation. "Our customers have always been generous in contributing to the causes we support, and the funds raised through this auction will be critical in the everyday battles that the Society fights and wins."
The funds raised will support the Society's efforts to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease, educate individuals about cancer prevention, support those with the disease, and fund research to find new and better treatments. The auction is part of fundraising efforts associated with the ACS Illinois division's annual gala, the Discovery Ball, which is being chaired this year by United CEO Glenn Tilton and his wife Jackie. United is the Presenting Sponsor of the Discovery Ball.
Earlier this year, United's "Kenny Hugyou" campaign raised over $500,000 in cash and Mileage Plus miles for the Society and resulted in 10,000 teddy bears being delivered to children across the country undergoing cancer treatment.
United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) operates more than 3,300* flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia- Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 897 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. United's 55,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at united.com.
*Based on the flight schedule between Feb. 12, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2008.
**United Flight Training Center Tour/Simulator Experience Terms and Conditions
Package consists of roundtrip, domestic air travel for two (2) people to Denver, Colorado from the airport nearest the participant's home residence served by United Airlines; a VIP tour of the United Flight Training Center and a flight simulator experience; and one night hotel accommodations in Denver at a Starwood hotel. Additional amenities not specified herein are the responsibility of the participant. Participants are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes. Except as specifically provided herein, package does not include insurance, telephone charges, personal expenses, travel arrangements between the participant's home and airport of departure nearest participant's home and served by United, gratuities, ground transportation, incidental charges or any item not specifically described in these rules. All expenses for any of the foregoing are the sole responsibility of the participant choosing this experience. No cash redemptions or experience substitutions allowed by participants; however, United reserves the right to substitute an experience of equal or greater value if the experience is unavailable for any reason. Scheduling of tour/simulator experience will be on a space available basis, and the possibility of cancellation does exist. Should cancellation occur, your tour/simulator experience will be scheduled for another date. Time and date of United Flight Training Center Tour/Simulator Experience to be determined upon experience selection, but must take place no later than April 16, 2009. After that date, the right to claim the experience and utilize tickets ceases to exist without remuneration. Experience may not be transferred and will be awarded to the participant choosing this experience only. Tickets may be used only for travel on United Airlines, UAX, or Ted. Tickets or any portion thereof cannot be endorsed or refunded. Participants will be required to complete and sign a liability release. Failure to timely return the document, or the return of any experience notification as undeliverable, may cause the experience to be forfeited, in which case the participant will not have the choice of another experience. Participants must be U.S. citizens and at least 13 years old. For security purposes, Participant and guest are required to provide a current address, citizenship information (SSN or U.S. passport number) and a photo I.D. Participants will be subject to a security screening and must comply with all FAA and TSA security regulations. No camera or video equipment is permitted.
|SOURCE United Airlines|
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