CarTrawler Partners with United Airlines to Deliver a World-Class Car Rental Platform

Dec 6, 2021

Signaling further inroads into the North American market, CarTrawler has partnered with United Airlines. As one of the top airlines in the US, United serves 300+ destinations worldwide and has an industry-leading loyalty program, MileagePlus, that provides more opportunities to earn and redeem miles worldwide to over 100 million members. This partnership will enable MileagePlus members to earn miles on car rentals or redeem miles they have already accumulated while helping United to maximize ancillary revenue by delivering flexible, data-driven car rental options to millions of its passengers. As part of the multi-year partnership, United has integrated CarTrawler’s award-winning technology across and the United Airlines app, making it even easier to book cars through United’s car rental partner, Avis Budget Group.

As a society, the way we travel is changing and as a business, our goal is to lead from the front – establishing new services and partnering with leading brands around the world to innovate and support the next era of car rental and mobility. This partnership demonstrates our ability to help airlines expand their loyalty capabilities and drive new streams of ancillary revenue.

Supporting our technology is a team of data scientists who aggregate and analyze customer and flight data to deliver insights that will ensure United passengers always have access to the most relevant information and car rental offers, regardless of destination.

For CarTrawler, this partnership is the latest in a long line of partnerships with North American travel brands including Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Hopper,, American Express, WestJet and Uber.

United has always embraced innovation and close collaboration with strategic partners where the intended objective is to deliver a differentiated and elevated travel experience for our passengers. CarTrawler is setting a new standard in B2B travel platforms. We’re looking forward to harnessing those enhanced digital capabilities across our MileagePlus program and we believe this partnership will not only strengthen the value proposition for our existing loyalty members, but it will also serve as another compelling reason for why all airline travelers should join MileagePlus.

Shane Smith, Managing Director of Product and Partnerships at United.

CarTrawler’s goal is to drive long-term revenue growth for our partners. The pandemic has reinforced how important this is for airlines in particular. We’re looking forward to collaborating with United to help them build even more brand loyalty by providing passengers with the most relevant car rental choices for their needs.