United’s p.s. Service Awarded Best First Class in North America by Global Traveler Magazine

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United Airlines’ transcontinental p.s.(SM) service was named the “Best Pick” for First Class service in North America by Global Traveler magazine.

Global Traveler, a national magazine that targets business and luxury travelers, annually conducts its Airline Cabin Survey comparing seat comfort, amenities, in-flight technology and in-flight service of airlines around the world.

“The award confirms what customers have been telling us for the last year: p.s. delivers the best first-class experience in North America. The extra space, comfort and lie-flat seats are truly unparalleled,” said Dennis Cary, United’s senior vice president-Marketing. “As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of p.s. this month, we are thrilled to receive this recognition of our commitment to truly making a difference in how we serve our high-end travelers.”

“United’s p.s. raises the bar for bicoastal business travelers who enjoy a superior level of service on a transcontinental flight,” said Francis X. Gallagher, president and CEO of Global Traveler magazine. “The amenities alone are incredible, from the fine-dining experience to the onboard entertainment, coupled with the personal service — it is an award-winning combination.”

The transcontinental p.s. service offers the only lie-flat seats in first class in the United States and operates between New York’s JFK International Airport and Los Angeles; and JFK and San Francisco. United’s p.s. offers a three-cabin service including United First(R), United Business(R) and United Economy Plus(R) seating. Customers onboard experience elegant, gourmet dining options comparable to the dining experience on international flights, including the signature Bellini champagne cocktail and gourmet chocolates. United First and United Business customers enjoy premium onboard entertainment including hand-held DVD players and noise-reduction headsets. Customized onboard video programming is available to customers in all classes of service via United’s overhead entertainment system. Every seat onboard offers access to an adapter-free, 110-volt power outlet, including a phone.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) operates 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 one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 790 destinations in 138 countries worldwide. United’s 58,500 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 united.com.

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