‘Your Shot to Fly’: Airline offers vaccinated travellers chance to win free flights for a year

*United Airlines says it is ‘proud’ to encourage Coronavirus vaccinations, as it offers winners a chance to fly on any class of service, and travel to any location across the globe for 12 months for free

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

In a way to encourage as many consumers as possible to get vaccinated against the damaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, United Airlines has announced that passengers who upload their vaccination records to its app or Web site will be entered to win 12-month free flights.

ConsumerConnect gathered that the “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes will run from May 24 through June 22, 2021.

In June, United plans to give away 30 pairs of tickets. Then, on July 1, the airline will randomly select five MileagePlus members who have entered the contest as the winners of its grand prize of free flights for a full year, agency report said.

The airlines says winners will get to fly with one other person, be seated on any class of service, and travel to any location across the globe.

The grand prize is limited to a total of 26 round-trip flights taken during the year.

Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Airlines, in a press release said: “We’re proud to do our part to incentivise people to get their shot.

“Thanks to the vaccine, more and more destinations are opening up for travel and we know our customers are eager to fly.

“We’re excited to give people one more reason to get vaccinated so they can reunite with friends and family or take that long-awaited vacation which all could be just one shot away.”

United is reported to have joined other companies offering incentives for consumers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

ConsumerConnect had reported that Krispy Kreme is giving free doughnuts to vaccinated customers, Budweiser is running a free beer giveaway, while Shake Shack also announced Friday, May 21, that it plans to expand its vaccination promotion of free fries in the United States (US).

Likewise, Uber and Lyft also have joined the continual effort at encouraging people to get vaccinated.

The ride-sharing giants had announced a new partnership with the White House through which they will offer free rides to anyone going to a vaccination site to get their COVID-19 shots, according to report.

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