CHICAGO, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines launches service tomorrow from Los Angeles to Frankfurt, strengthening its international network and providing one-stop connections to cities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent through its Star Alliance partnership and codeshare agreements. Introductory each-way fares are available for as low as $224 (weekday) and $234 (weekend) based on required roundtrip purchase.**
"We are continuing to expand our network and give customers the service they expect and the destinations they want," says Kevin Knight, United's senior vice president-Planning. "Our business travelers will have numerous dining and entertainment options that will leave them refreshed and ready to work right after they land."
Following an appetizer and soup, customers traveling in United First(R) will dine from a selection of entrees, including Charlie Trotter's orange and ginger cured duck confit with roasted shallot vinaigrette, braised fennel and hazelnut jasmine. United Business(R) customers will follow an appetizer with a choice of three entrees that includes Charlie Trotter's Thai barbecue braised boneless beef short ribs with Yukon gold potato puree, sauteed baby bok choy and caramelized pearl onions.
Customers in all cabins will have a wide range of entertainment options, including The Darjeeling Limited, Hairspray, Resurrecting the Champ, and Superbad. United First customers will have additional movies available through their personal video systems, including Ocean's Thirteen, Shrek the Third, and The Simpson's Movie.
United Flight 904 will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 5:25 p.m. Saturday and land at Frankfurt International Airport on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. local time. United Flight 905 will depart Frankfurt on Sunday at 3:20 p.m., arriving in Los Angeles at 6:14 p.m. the same day.
United will operate the combined passenger and cargo service using a B777 aircraft configured with 12 United First seats, 49 United Business seats and 197 United Economy(R) seats, including 83 Economy Plus(R) seats that offer up to five more inches of legroom. With the B777 aircraft, United has the capability to carry approximately 15 tons of cargo per flight between the Los Angeles and Frankfurt.
For a limited time, customers who purchase and fly roundtrip on United Flight 904 and United Flight 905 will earn between 1,500 and 7,500 bonus miles based on their fare class and following registration at http://united.com.*** Customers will also earn 500 bonus miles each time they purchase qualifying travel at http://united.com, which also offers no booking fees and the guaranteed lowest United fares.
United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAUA) operates more than 3,300* flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 897 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. United's 55,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at http://united.com.
* Based on the flight schedule between Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2007. ** Fare Facts: Fares are each way based on required roundtrip purchase for United Economy(R) travel on United Airlines(R), Ted(SM), and United Express(R) carriers. Tickets purchased through United reservation offices are $15 per ticket higher and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are $20 per ticket higher. Fares purchased through other distribution channels may also be higher. When purchasing from United, always go to http://united.com to find United's lowest fares. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates. Purchase Requirements: A 7 day advance purchase is required. Tickets for U.S. and Canada destinations must be purchased before departure, and ticketed within 24 hours of making reservations. Sale fares apply to U.S. point-of-sale only. Reservations and ticket purchases on http://united.com must be completed simultaneously. Travel Days/Dates: Fares shown above are valid for outbound transatlantic travel on Monday-Thursday between 12/11/07-12/18/07, and 12/24/07-3/23/08. All travel must be complete by 4/22/08. Fares for other days of the week are higher. Blackout Dates: None. See above for valid travel dates. International Min./Max. Stay: A Sunday night stay is required. A maximum stay of 30 days is permitted. Additional Taxes/Fees: U.S./Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands fares do not include a $3.40 per flight segment tax. A flight segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Fares do not include the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per segment and a U.S. airport or Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18, which may be collected depending on the itinerary. Fares for Hawaii and Alaska do not include a $7.50 (each way) departure tax. All international fares are subject to U.S. arrival and departure taxes and agricultural, immigrations and customs fees of up to $50. For travel to some countries, additional airport, transportation, embarkation, security, and passenger service taxes/surcharges of up to $175 will apply depending on destination. For return travel from some countries, fares do not include airport and/or departure taxes of up to $45, which may be collected by the foreign government. Itinerary Changes. Tickets are non-refundable. No changes may be made after ticketed departure date for any portion of the ticket. Tickets whose reservations are cancelled prior to the ticketed departure date are valid for travel one year from the original issuance date. Changes made on or before departure are subject to fare rules and a service charge of $100. If a reservation is not cancelled before the ticketed departure date, the ticket has no value. Other Conditions: Fares, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Lower fares may be available to select destinations. *** Terms & Conditions of Los Angeles-Frankfurt bonus miles offer To qualify for this offer, members must register, then purchase and complete one paid qualifying roundtrip flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Frankfurt (FRA) on United(R) flights 904 and 905 within the following ticketing and travel periods. Travel must begin in LAX. For this offer, a roundtrip is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel beginning in the outbound destination city back to the first origin city with all segments on United and booked under one reservation and one ticket. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Open jaw, circle trips and trips with stopovers do not qualify. You will earn 7,500 bonus miles for purchasing and flying published United First (F,A,P) fares, or 5,000 bonus miles for United Business (C or D) fares, or 3,000 bonus miles for United Business (Z) fares, or United Economy (Y,B,M,H) fares, or 1,500 bonus miles for United Economy (Q,V,W,S) fares. Ticketing Period: November 26, 2007 through March 31, 2008 Travel Period: January 10, 2008 through March 31, 2008 For tickets purchased in the US: Tickets purchased through United reservation offices are $15 per ticket higher and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are $20 per ticket higher. Fees are subject to change without notice. Not combinable with other noncombinable offers. Bonus may be earned on a maximum of three roundtrips. Passenger must be a member of United's Mileage Plus frequent flyer program for travel to qualify for this offer. Flights must be credited to the Mileage Plus account in order to qualify. Not valid on government fares. Registration Requirement: Registration is required anytime prior to travel, or within 30 days after travel, but must be completed by April 30, 2008 in order to qualify for the program. To register for the offer, go to http://www.united.com/offer/mpe008. Valid on United(R), but not on United-marketed code-share flights operated by other carriers. Bonus miles apply to base flight miles only, and do not count towards elite status. Bonus is in addition to paid flight miles and any applicable elite or class-of-service bonuses. Bonus miles will post 6-8 weeks after completed qualifying activity. Offer subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. (MPE008)
Source: United Airlines