United Airlines has begun selling two new ‘Travel Options by United’ bundled-service packages, Premier Travel and Premier Travel Plus.
The two bundled-service options offer swifter movement through the airport, earlier boarding, more legroom and other amenities, according to United. By purchasing these options, United Airlines claims, customers can save up to 50 per cent compared to buying individually the different services within the bundles.
The Premier Travel option will be available at most U.S. airports served by United. Customers buying it for one-way or return flights can check two standard bags with no charge; use United’s Premier Line to quickly proceed through security checkpoints and boarding; obtain increased legroom in United’s Economy Plus seating; and earn 25 per cent more redeemable Mileage Plus mileage points for those flights.
With Premier Travel Plus, customers receive the services of the Premier Travel option and also receive double redeemable Mileage Plus bonus mileage points and access to United’s Red Carpet Clubs.
Travelers can purchase the Premier Travel or Premier Travel Plus options through united.com when booking, through My Itineraries or when checking in online. Purchase at airport EasyCheck-In kiosks will be available later in 2009. Starting at $47, Premier Travel is available for most itineraries departing from the majority of U.S. airports served by United.
Between Washington and New York/Newark, for example, customers may purchase the Premier Travel option for $47 each way, and can purchase Premier Travel Plus for $84 each way.
Between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Premier Travel is $56 each way, while Premier Travel Plus is $95. From Chicago to London, Premier Travel is $158, while Premier Travel Plus is $285. From San Francisco to Tokyo, Premier Travel is $167, while Premier Travel Plus is $298. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Mileage Plus Premier members will continue to receive many of the same services at no additional cost, says United. It is making Premier Travel available for purchase only in limited quantities to ensure the service package remains undiluted.
For more details on these and other Travel Options by United, visit united.com/traveloptions.