Baseball Fans Win Stylish Ride to ‘Crosstown Classic’ Game on Ted

United’s Low-Fare Service Will Carry Sports Fans From Chicago O’Hare to Chicago Midway for the ‘Crosstown Classic’ on June 26

CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Chicago baseball fan Dan Lyne is the first lucky winner of coveted seats on the private, crosstown Ted(SM) flight between O’Hare and Midway that will take Chicagoans to the June 26 “Crosstown Classic” game between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field.

Upon winning the seats, Lyne of Chicago exclaimed, “I’ll be cheering for baseball on Sunday … man, the memories, beers, brats, baseball … and throw in an airplane; awesome! I love both teams and went to both parks last year — 15 times each,” said Lyne.

Nick Hopfensperger, Chicago resident and principal of a local Lutheran school, and Larry Jakaitis of Shorewood were also among the first few who were surprised to find tickets in their Sunday morning newspapers for the crosstown Ted flight.

A highly anticipated event by local fans, most of those attending the annual showdown between Chicago’s hometown baseball teams will do so in a more conventional way, by bus, “El” train, car or foot. Not these folks.

They will be escorted in style — treated to an elite tailgate party at O’Hare Airport featuring sports legends, whisked away in an A320 aircraft for the brief, approximately hour-long flight to Midway Airport before being driven to the game in a Ted charter bus. Another party awaits at U.S. Cellular Field, where fans will continue the pre-game fun until the first pitch is thrown at 2:05 p.m. In total, 50 lucky Chicagoans will win “invites” to this elite party, including tickets to that day’s “Crosstown Classic” game.

In its first year, Ted carried more than seven million passengers, achieving a load factor greater than 84 percent. Daily flights have increased as well, from 20 flights per day in February 2004 to 206 flights today. Ted serves more than 27,000 customers each day, to destinations across United’s route network.

Frankel — an Arc Worldwide company — is Ted’s marketing partner and helped execute the crosstown classic campaign.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline, operating more than 3,400 flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is the largest international carrier based in the United States.* United is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to nearly 800 destinations in 139 countries worldwide. United’s 60,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company’s Web site at http://united.com/ .

* Measured by revenue passenger miles as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation for 12 months ending September 2004, the most recent comparison data available.

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