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Chase Celebrates the Holidays with VIP Lounges for United MileagePlus Cardmembers

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Chase and United Airlines will roll out the red carpet once again this holiday season with a VIP Lounge experience for United MileagePlus cardmembers at two major shopping malls in San Francisco, Calif., and Short Hills, N.J., two of the airline’s major hub cities. Beginning November 22, 2014, in Short Hills and November 24, 2014, in San Francisco through December 24, 2014, United MileagePlus(R) cardmembers and up to three guests can take a break from shopping to enjoy complimentary amenities such as refreshments, gift wrapping, bag and coat check, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs in addition to weekly events exclusively for cardmembers.

This year Inside Access will offer special events at both VIP Lounge locations:

  • Celebrity Chef Event: Renowned celebrity chefs Todd English, Mark Murphy and Alex Guarnaschelli will participate in a walk around tasting and meet and greet at the VIP Lounge in Short Hills, N.J. on November 28, 2014.
  • Chalk Talk with Victor Cruz: Wide receiver Victor Cruz will host a chalk talk and meet and greet event at the lounge in Short Hills, N.J., on Monday, December 8, 2014.
  • Chalk Talk with Steve Young: Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young will host a chalk talk and meet and greet at the lounge in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Additional VIP Lounge Events:

  • Toys for Tots Tuesdays: Cardmembers can bring a new, unwrapped toy to the lounge on Tuesdays to receive one United Clubsm pass. Last year the VIP Lounge donated more than 12,000 toys to the Toys for Tots Foundation and the tradition continues in both locations this year.
  • Carlo’s Bakery Fridays: Sample delectable baked goods from TV personality Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo’s Bakery.
  • Football Sundays: Cardmembers can experience live game action on TVs at the VIP Lounge.

“The holiday shopping season is never an easy feat and our annual holiday VIP lounges provide United MileagePlus cardmembers a break from the chaos,” said David Gold, general manager, Chase. “We offer unique benefits outside of the airport for cardmembers such as the VIP lounges and Inside Access events to help deliver a best-in-class customer experience.”

The VIP Lounges located in the Westfield San Francisco Centre in San Francisco, Calif., and The Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, N.J., will offer the following complementary amenities:

  • Snacks and beverages
  • Gift wrapping
  • Bag and coat check
  • Caf’e seating
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Weekly special events

In addition to the VIP Lounge experience, United MileagePlus cardmembers receive premium benefits and services, inside the airport and beyond.

United MileagePlus Club cardmembers receive exclusive benefits, including:

  • United Club membership
  • Premier Access travel services
  • First and second checked bags free with the purchase of a ticket using their United MileagePlus Club Card
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Luxury hotel and resort collection or concierge service

United MileagePlus Explorer cardmembers receive special privileges, including:

  • First checked bag free
  • Priority boarding
  • Two United Club passes per year
  • Luxury hotel and resort collection

For more information and a full calendar of events visit

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) , a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 70 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,600 bank branches, 20,000 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at, @Chase and Chase Facebook.

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