Fall Travelers Log On to United.com in Record Numbers

28th Oct 2003

United.com delivered the best September results in United Airlines
(BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) history. Online ticket purchases were up 21% in
September, compared to a year ago. Since its inception in 1998, over 11
million tickets have been issued through united.com. Further, August 2003
marked the best month ever at united.com for booked sales and October 20
was the second biggest revenue day in united.com history.
“United.com continues to connect with customers,” said Pete Peterson,
President Travel Distribution, UAL Loyalty Services. “Travelers are
embracing its functionality, ease of use and the unique and diverse travel
products it provides. The proof is in the record results that we continue
to see at united.com—from the strongest summer bookings in our history
to the best single day results ever on September 23rd.”
United.com offers a full suite of services to meet the needs of all
business and leisure travelers—from airfare to car and hotel
reservations and more. Customers can purchase airfare, including last
minute discounted fares, to all the domestic and international
destinations flown by United and its Star Alliance partners. United.com
offers cruise packages from all the major cruise lines and the lowest
priced vacation packages in the market. Online customers can also save up
to 50% off thousands of hotels worldwide and can benefit from exclusive
mile-earning car rental opportunities.
“Our customers are extremely savvy and they demand convenience,” continued
Mr. Peterson. “At United, we are continually assessing our customers`
needs so that we can keep providing them with the best travel services in
the business.”


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