United Airlines announced today it has put much of the world on sale with exceptionally attractive fares for travel throughout the United States beginning Jan. 1 and overseas beginning Jan. 13, 2003.
“These sale fares offer the opportunity to escape to somewhere warmer (beaches) or somewhere colder (ski slopes),” said Chris Bowers, senior vice president-marketing and sales. “With United’s low fares being announced today there is an added incentive to launch the New Year with an exciting trip.”
The fare sale being announced today is supported by print advertising in major United markets and national newspapers under the theme, “Thanks for all your support. Just returning the favor with some low fares.”
United’s sale requires that tickets be purchased by Dec. 31, 2002.
Domestic U.S. sale fares require a 14-day advance purchase and Saturday night stay and are valid for travel from January 1 through April 4, 2003.
Here are sample domestic markets with the each way (based on required round-trip purchase) sale fare level United is offering:
Chicago-Boston, $99; Chicago-Los Angeles, $124; Chicago-New York City, $99; Chicago-Orlando, $102; Denver-Chicago, $104; Denver-Phoenix, $127; Denver-San Francisco, $99; Los Angeles-Atlanta, $173; Los Angeles-San Francisco, $56; San Francisco-Seattle, $73; San Francisco-Washington, D.C., $188; Washington, D.C.-New Orleans, $110; Washington, D.C.-Miami, $107.
International sale fares for Latin and Pacific destinations are valid for travel between Jan. 13 and March 31, 2003. Sale fares for European destinations are valid for travel commencing between Jan. 13 and March 8, 2003 and completed by March 14, 2003.
International sale fares must be purchased by Dec. 31, 2002. These fares require a 7-day advance purchase and Saturday night stay. (Exceptions are for Latin destinations a 3-day minimum stay is required. For Pacific destinations a 6-day minimum stay is required.)
Some sample international destinations with the each way sale fare (based on required roundtrip travel) are as follows:
Chicago-Frankfurt, $249*; Chicago-Hong Kong, $429; Los Angeles-Mexico City, $159; Miami-Rio De Janeiro/Sao Paulo, $199; New York City-London, $149; San Francisco-Beijing, $289; San Francisco-Tokyo, $299; Washington, D.C.-Amsterdam, $219*. *Portions of this service to/from Europe may be operated by Lufthansa.
United Airlines offers nearly 1,800 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe. United`s frequent flier program Mileage Plus, with more than 40 million enrolled members, has been named the best frequent flyer program by Business Traveler International magazine in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. In addition to earning miles through flights on United, Mileage Plus members can earn miles with over 100 partners, including through credit cards, long distance telephone calls, grocery purchases, online stock trading, dining at partner restaurants and shopping at partner stores, as just a few examples. Program guidelines are available to customers on United`s web site, www.united.com.
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