United links 'miles,' car purchases

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United Airlines, Chicago, on Sept.1 begins promoting to its Mileage Plus members a new plan where members can earn 10,000 frequent flyer miles when they buy or lease a new or used vehicle from one of hundreds of participating U.S. car dealers. United is launching the new Odometer Miles program with an auction for a 1998 Infiniti QX4 luxury sport-utility vehicle. The minimum bid will be 350,000 miles.

Copyright August 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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