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United Mileage Plus Visa Cards With 'Blink'

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 08:29:06 -0400

Chase, United Are First to Offer Airline Rewards With 'blink'
Technology; United Mileage Plus Visa Cards with 'blink,'
Increased Speed, Convenience for Travel, Home
- Aug 30, 2005 08:00 AM (BusinessWire)

WILMINGTON, Del. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2005--Chase Bank
U.S.A., N.A., a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), and
United announced today that the United Mileage Plus Visa* card is the
first airline rewards card to feature "contactless" technology called
"blink." The United Mileage Plus Visa cards with blink were first
issued this summer to over 200,000 cardmembers in Colorado, a United
hub destination.

To use United Mileage Plus Visa cards with blink, Colorado cardmembers
simply hold their card near a special point-of-sale terminal at
checkout, instead of swiping their card or handing it to a store
employee. As cardmembers hold their card with blink near the
point-of-sale terminal, the terminal will quickly emit a tone and
light up to signal payment confirmation.


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