United Airlines has joined the list of companies that are encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In a bid to this, the airline has launched a “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes. Under this, the airline will award vaccinated loyalty program members free flights. The company said that selected people will get to travel free of cost for one year. The free flights will be available for the selected loyalty program member and a companion. However, the number of people who will be selected for this scheme has been fixed to five. So, five lucky people who have got inoculated against COVID-19 will get to travel for free for one year.
In order to be part of this scheme, passengers who are members of United Airlines’ MileagePlus program will have to vaccination certificate on the mobile app of the company. The proof of vaccination can also be uploaded on the website of the airline. The company has announced that passengers will have to do this before June 22. The company will randomly select five customers on July 1. The selected passengers will win the grand prize of free flights of United Airlines for a year. “Free flights will be in any class of service and selected passengers can choose to go anywhere in the world United flies,” the company said. Also, United Airlines said that it would roundtrip tickets to 20 passengers who will participate in the sweepstakes. The eligibility criteria set by the airline is that the passengers should be a resident of the United States and must be above the age of 18 years. A random selection for roundtrip tickets will be done in June, the company added.
United Airlines said that the sweepstakes have been launched with the aim of supporting the Biden administration’s push to a large number of Americans vaccinated at the earliest. United CEO Scott Kirby said that they are proud to be part of the initiative and doing their part to incentivize people to get vaccinated. “It is important for travel point of view. More and more destinations are opening because of the vaccine. Customers are eager to fly and getting vaccinated is the only way forward. Through the sweepstakes, we are giving people one more reason to get vaccinated. This will help them reunited with their family and friend. Moreover, they can take the much-awaited vacation.” Health officials have been urging people to get vaccinated in large numbers and the White House is joining hands with different companies to encourage people for vaccination.