United Announces Special Fares, Mileage Bonus for Los Angeles - Shanghai Launch

Mar 08, 2011, 15:00 ET from United Continental Holdings, Inc.

CHICAGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is celebrating the airline's inaugural service between Los Angeles and mainland China's commercial and financial center with special fares for economy and business travel and a special Mileage Plus bonus offer.  

Customers flying in United Economy® between Los Angeles and Shanghai may purchase roundtrip fares beginning at $788*, for outbound travel between May 20, 2011, and June 17, 2011. Tickets must be purchased by March 28, 2011.

Customers flying in United Business® between Los Angeles and Shanghai may purchase roundtrip fares for as low as $3,513*, for outbound travel on or after April 5, 2011. Tickets must be purchased by April 29, 2011.

Additional terms and conditions apply.*

In addition, Mileage Plus members may earn bonus award miles for travel between Los Angeles and Shanghai beginning May 21, 2011. United is offering triple bonus award miles for customers booked in United First® and United Business and double bonus award miles for customers booked in United Economy**. Customers must register for the promotion by June 30, 2011, at united.com/offer/mpi011.

United and Continental offer more non-stop routes between the U.S. and China than any other airline, with once-daily service linking Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong with San Francisco, Chicago and New York/Newark. In addition to these nine daily flights, United offers once-daily seasonal non-stop service linking Beijing with both Washington and Tokyo, and Continental offers twice-weekly service between Hong Kong and Guam. United has flown between the U.S. and China for 25 years.

At the airline's hub in Los Angeles, United and Continental offer nearly 225 daily departures to points throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.

United will operate the Los Angeles to Shanghai service with Boeing 777 aircraft, which offer customers service in United First, United Business and United Economy.

About United Airlines

United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), operates more than 3,300 flights a day on United and United Express to more than 230 domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which overall offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. became the holding company for both United and Continental upon close of the merger transaction. The two airlines will operate separately as they begin to integrate key customer services, marketing activities and airport processes. For more company information, go to united.com and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

United® Economy class fare facts:

Fares are roundtrip and are valid for travel in United Economy® on trans-Pacific and domestic United and United Express® flights, and in equivalent classes of service on Continental Airlines®. For tickets purchased through United Reservations offices or at airport ticket counters, additional reservation fees will apply: $25 for United Reservations office bookings and $30 for airport ticket counter bookings. No reservation fees are added for tickets purchased at united.com. Fees are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Fares purchased through other distribution channels may also be higher. When purchasing from United, always go to united.com to find United's lowest fares. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates.

Purchase requirements:   A fourteen (14) day advance purchase is required.  Tickets must be purchased by March 28, 2011.  All reservations and ticket purchases on united.com must be completed simultaneously.

Travel days/dates:  Fares are valid for outbound travel on/or after May 20, 2011, and on/before June 17, 2011. Travel must complete by July 15, 2011.

Blackout dates:  None.

Min./max. stay:  A six (6) night minimum stay is required and a maximum stay of six (6) months is permitted. 

Additional taxes/fees: U.S./Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands fares do not include a $3.70 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 enplanement at a U.S. airport or Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18, which may be collected depending on the itinerary.  For travel from Canada, fares do not include a U.S. Inspection fee of $8, taxes/fees imposed by the Canadian government of up to $19.50.  All international fares are subject to U.S. arrival and departure taxes, 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 $250 (each way) 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 nonrefundable. Changes made at any time are subject to fare rules and a service charge of $250.

Other conditions: Fares, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Lower fares may be available to select destinations.

United® Business class fare facts:

Fares are roundtrip and are valid for travel in United Business® on trans-Pacific flights; United Economy® and United First® class on domestic United and United Express® flights, and in equivalent classes of service on Continental Airlines®. For tickets purchased through United Reservations offices or at airport ticket counters, additional reservation fees will apply: $25 for United Reservations office bookings and $30 for airport ticket counter bookings. No reservation fees are added for tickets purchased at united.com. Fees are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Fares purchased through other distribution channels may also be higher. When purchasing from United, always go to united.com to find United's lowest fares. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates.

Purchase requirements:   A seven (7) day advance purchase is required.  Tickets must be purchased by April 29, 2011.  All reservations and ticket purchases on united.com must be completed simultaneously.

Travel days/dates:  Fares are valid for outbound travel Monday through Thursday on/or after May 5, 2011. 

Blackout dates:  None.

Min./max. stay:  A four (4) night minimum stay is required and a maximum stay of six (6) months is permitted. 

Additional taxes/fees: U.S./Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands fares do not include a $3.70 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 enplanement at a U.S. airport or Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18, which may be collected depending on the itinerary.  For travel from Canada, fares do not include a U.S. Inspection fee of $8, taxes/fees imposed by the Canadian government of up to $19.50.  All international fares are subject to U.S. arrival and departure taxes, 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 $250 (each way) 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 nonrefundable. Changes made at any time are subject to fare rules and a service charge of $400.

Other conditions: Fares, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Lower fares may be available to select destinations.

** Mileage Plus offer Terms and Conditions:

  1. Offer valid for all Mileage Plus members who register and fly qualifying roundtrip nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Shanghai on itineraries for travel solely between Los Angeles and Shanghai on United flight numbers 877 and 878. Tickets that include additional flights in or out of Los Angeles or Shanghai are ineligible.
  2. Registration is required prior to travel at united.com/offer/mpi011 and must be completed by July 15, 2011. Tickets issued prior to the registration date qualify as long as they are issued within the promotion's ticketing period.
  3. Registered members will earn either triple bonus award miles or double bonus award miles on paid qualifying segments flown during qualifying promotional period.  
  4. Travel period: May 21, 2011, and July 15, 2011.
  5. Ticketing period: Through June 30, 2011.
  6. E-Ticket® purchase required.
  7. For tickets purchased in the U.S.: Tickets purchased through United Reservations are subject to a $25 ticketing fee and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are subject to a $30 ticketing fee.  Fees are subject to change.
  8. Triple bonus award miles are defined as three times the actual base flight miles.  
  9. Double bonus award miles are defined as two times the actual base flight miles.  
  10. This offer does not apply to class-of-service, elite bonus miles, or promotional EQM.  
  11. Triple bonus award miles are valid for travel in F, A, J, C, D and Z booking classes.
  12. Double bonus award miles are valid for travel in all paid published Economy fares.
  13. Offer is not valid on government fares.
  14. Offer is not combinable with other non-combinable offers.  
  15. Offer may be earned an unlimited number of times.
  16. Passenger must be a member of United's Mileage Plus or Continental One Pass frequent flyer program for travel to qualify for this offer.  Flights must be credited to the Mileage Plus or One Pass account in order to qualify.  
  17. Offer valid on flights operated by United®. Offer not valid on United-marketed code-share flights operated by other carriers or on Star Alliance flights.
  18. Bonus is credited to the member's account 6-8 weeks after qualifying flight activity.
  19. Offer subject to change without notice.  Other restrictions may apply.
  20. Miles accrued, awards issued and bonus offers are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. The Mileage Plus program, including accruals, awards and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice.  Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks.  For complete details about the Mileage Plus program, visit united.com.

SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.



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