CHICAGO, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) today
announced that it will begin a fourth daily nonstop flight from Chicago's
O'Hare International Airport to London Heathrow Airport. The new flight
starts on October 31, 2001 and will be flown with Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
With this expanded service, United offers an early departure from Chicago,
which allows customers connecting from key Midwest cities, same day travel all
the way to London Heathrow. The flight is available for sale today and to
commemorate the new addition, United is offering special economy class fares
as low as $299 roundtrip*.
"With the addition of this flight from Chicago to London Heathrow,
travelers will benefit from scheduling flexibility and choice," said Graham
Atkinson, United Airlines' senior vice president-International. "The new
expanded schedule allows for a variety of convenient travel times and
customers can benefit from a wide range of convenient connections at both
Chicago and London Heathrow."
United flight UA 948 will depart Chicago O'Hare at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in
London Heathrow at 10:25 p.m. The return flight, UA 949, will depart London
Heathrow at 1:20 p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 4:30 p.m. The planned flying
time from Chicago to London Heathrow will be 7 hours and 55 minutes, while the
planned flying time from London Heathrow to Chicago will be 9 hours and 10
United will offer Boeing 767-300 three-class service, featuring a
configuration of 10 seats in United First, 32 seats in United Business,
71 seats in United Economy Plus and 80 seats in United Economy.
United Airlines offers nearly 2,400 flights a day to 130 destinations in
27 countries and two U.S. territories. At London Heathrow, Star Partner bmi
british midland provides numerous connecting options for United's customers.
*INTERNATIONAL FARE FACTS: $299 fare quoted above for round-trip travel
based on required roundtrip purchase for United Economy travel on United
Purchase Requirements: Tickets must be purchased at least 7 days in
advance and within 48 hours of making reservations but no later than
10/15/2001. Sale fares apply to U.S. point-of-sale only.
Travel Days/Dates: Fares are valid for Monday through Thursday travel
10/31/2001 through 03/18/2002. Fares for other days of the week are higher.
Min./Max. Stay: A Saturday night stay is required and the maximum stay is 30
Other Conditions: Fares are subject to change without notice. Other
restrictions may apply.
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