Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2005

United Airlines gives option for additional leg space

Five extra inches of legroom, better access to overhead bins and faster deplaning offered to participants in United Airlines' new Economy Plus Access program for their Economy Plus seating.

Economy Plus Access, a year-long membership to Economy Plus seating, gives customers access to United's preferred seats, subject to availability, when they book tickets.  Three different Economy Plus Access offerings are available, including a package that bundles a Red Carpet Club membership.

"Our customers have told us they want more access to Economy Plus, which was voted best premium economy class in the world, in 2004, by readers of Business Traveler magazine," said Dennis Cary, United's senior vice president-Marketing.  "Now customers won't have to hope for a chance at getting an Economy Plus seat the day they depart.  Rather, they have another inroad into this preferred-seating section."

Economy Plus is currently available to Mileage Plus Premier members and full-fare customers.  This preferred seating is available on United and Ted aircraft, and United Express 70-seat aircraft too.

Economy Plus Access ($299 annual fee) provides extra onboard comfort, by enabling each member and one companion to sit in Economy Plus.

Economy Plus Access with Red Carpet Club Membership ($699) offers extra comfort on board and in the airport.

Economy Plus Access with Premier Fast Track ($749) offers customers extra comfort on board, and a quicker way to start reaping the benefits of United's Mileage Plus Premier status.

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