Registration just opened for Continental’s annual “Mileathon,” whereby you earn credits for completing certain tasks with Continental (purchasing certain ticket types, signing up for a credit card, etc.), which can be redeemed for miles at the end of the promotion. While it’s probably not worth going out of your way to fly Continental just because of the Mileathon, it certainly can’t hurt to pick up a few extra miles along the way.
Registration is open through February 28.
While this seems to be Continental’s annual “bonus” for flyers, I’m still crossing my fingers that United will announce an “Elite Choice” program for this year, though it’s doubtful at this point, in my opinion.