All-New Ultimate Guide to United Airlines Miles: Part 2 – Step-by-Step Guide to Opening an Account

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United Airlines miles are valuable for award travel, especially for short-haul flights, from North America to Central America, the Pacific, and around Africa on Star Alliance partners like Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, and Turkish Airlines.

It’s FREE to open a United Airlines account online, so you can earn and redeem miles.  You can also transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards to United Airlines.

How To Open A United Airlines Account
You Can Easily Open a Free United Airlines Account Online to Book Award Flights to Destinations Like Quebec City on Air Canada

I’ll show you step-by-step how to open a free United Airlines account online.

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How To Open a United Airlines Account Online

Step 1.   Go to the United Airlines Website

Link:   United Airlines

To open a United Airlines account, first navigate to the United Airlines website.  Click on “MileagePlus: Sign in or join” on the left side of the page.

How To Open A United Airlines Account
You Can Register for a United Airlines Account Online Free!

After clicking, you’ll see a new link to register for a United Airlines account.  Click “Join Now” to register.

How To Open A United Airlines Account
Click “Join Now” to Register

Step 2.   Complete The Registration Form

Complete the registration form with your personal details.

Anybody can have their own United Airlines account, but if the member is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian should register on that person’s behalf.

You will need to provide:

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Five security questions

Make sure you entered your information correctly, because you can NOT review it prior to confirming your account.

Once the form is complete, click on “Accept and Enroll” to instantly create a FREE United Airlines account.

How To Open A United Airlines Account
Double-Check Your Information Before Confirming Your Account

Step 3.   Confirmation

You’ll instantly receive a copy of your United Airlines account number online and by email.  Make sure to record that number for future use.

How To Open A United Airlines Account
You Can Use Your New United Airlines Number to Earn and Redeem Miles!

You can use your United Airlines account number to earn miles on United Airlines, United Express, and all Star Alliance partner airlines.  Plus non-alliance partners like Aer Lingus or Eurowings.

You will NOT receive a physical card in the mail unless you have elite status.  You can print a copy of your card or use the United Airlines smartphone app to display an electronic copy.

Bottom Line

You can open a FREE United Airlines account online, so you can earn and redeem miles for award travel.

Remember, you don’t have to use United Airlines miles for United Airlines flights!  They’re handy for booking award travel with Star Alliance and some non-alliance partner airlines, too.

And once you set up an account, it’s easy to earn United Airlines miles through co-branded credit cards or by transferring flexible points from Chase.

Next, I’ll explain how to search for and book award travel with United Airlines miles.  Stay tuned!