Ted, the new low-fare service from United, took to the skies for the first
time today on its designated inaugural flight from Denver to Ft.
Passengers aboard were among the first to enjoy the relaxed and friendly
Ted experience that combines low fares with outstanding service. In
addition to more simplified, low fares, Ted offers pre-assigned seats and
exclusive onboard entertainment, dubbed “Tedevision” and “Tedtunes.”
Tedevision features a variety of programming in keeping with Ted’s relaxed
personality, including hit television shows such as Friends, Scrubs, and
My Wife and Kids; music videos from chart toppers Jason Mraz, Coldplay and
Liz Phair; and segments from Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and the Carson Daly
show. Tedtunes features 15 channels of music ranging from Latin, dance,
club and easy listening to kids’ tunes. Offering something for everyone,
featured artists include Sarah McLachlan, Seal, Martina McBride and
In addition to complimentary beverage service, Ted’s favorite premium
beverages—Foster’s Lager and margaritas—and food items are available
for purchase on board. Ted customers on flights over two and a half hours
can enjoy food a-la-carte style from Bennigan’s On the Go, offering a
range of items including Salmon Caesar Salad, the Country Cork Club
sandwich and Atkins Advantage bars for the carb conscious.
“It’s a proud day for all of us at United as Ted makes its inaugural
flight,” said Sean Donohue, Vice President of Ted, speaking at the launch
celebration in Denver. “Customer reaction to Ted and its refreshingly
different experience has been extremely positive. We look forward to
welcoming Ted customers onboard both here in Denver and in the Washington
D.C. metropolitan area with recently announced service from Dulles.”
In conjunction with the inaugural flight, Ted also unveiled TedClub, part
of United’s award-winning Mileage Plus program. TedClub members can earn
and redeem miles in all the same ways Mileage Plus members do, across all
of United’s offerings—United, United Express, Ted and Star Alliance.
TedClub members also benefit from additional promotional offers tailored
to Ted markets. The latest TedClub promotional offers are available at
Today’s flight marks the start of Ted’s commercial service which will grow
to 52 daily roundtrip flights by the end of March from Denver to Reno, Las
Vegas, Phoenix, New Orleans, Tampa, Orlando, Ontario (California) and Ft.
Lauderdale. Ted also will begin service between Las Vegas and Los Angeles,
Las Vegas and San Francisco and San Francisco and Phoenix.
Beginning April 7, Ted service will begin from Washington-Dulles to Ft
Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa and Las Vegas.
United, United Express and Ted (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) operate more than
3,300 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe. News releases
and other information about United can be found at the company’s web site
at http://www.united.com/ .