Visit the Desert or the World on United Airlines’ New Daily Service Between San Francisco and Palm Springs

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United Airlines today announced that on Feb. 8, 2006 it will start two daily roundtrip flights between San Francisco and Palm Springs — improving access to this favorite resort community in the California desert.

In turn, customers from Palm Springs International Airport can travel United nonstop to 65 cities worldwide, including eight cities in Asia, through United’s largest Pacific gateway — San Francisco International Airport.

“With this new service, United will offer Palm Springs customers more departures than any other carrier,” said Sean Donohue, vice president, Operational Services-United Express and Ted. “United also expects that our customers in San Francisco will value this service to a favorite desert oasis.”

Effective Feb. 8, United Express partner carrier SkyWest will operate the twice daily nonstop service on a 50-seat regional aircraft. Flights are open for sale. The sample one-way fare is $91, with a 14-day in advance purchase, plus tax. The walk-up fare is $187, excluding taxes.

New flights include:
Flight Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency
UA6476 San Francisco Palm Springs 7:30 a.m. 8:51 a.m. daily
UA6487 San Francisco Palm Springs 6:00 p.m. 7:21 p.m. daily
UA6476 Palm Springs San Francisco 9:20 a.m. 10:47 a.m. daily
UA6375 Palm Springs San Francisco 7:15 p.m. 8:42 p.m. daily
(Schedule is subject to change without notice.)

United service also connects Palm Springs with Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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 57,000 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 united.com.

Fare Facts

Sample fares above are one way with no roundtrip purchase requirement, for United Economy(R) travel on United Airlines(R), Ted(SM) or United Express(R) carriers. Tickets purchased through United reservation offices are $10 per ticket higher and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are $15 per ticket higher. Fees are subject to change without notice. Fares purchased through other distribution channels may also be higher. When purchasing from United or Ted, always go to united.com or flyted.com to find the lowest fares. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates. Purchase Requirements: 14-day advance purchase fare must be purchased 14 days in advance of departure and ticketed within 24 hours of making reservations. Walkup fares require no advance purchase. Fare applies to U.S. point-of-sale only. Reservations and ticket purchases on united.com must be completed simultaneously. Travel Days/Dates: Fares are valid for travel on all days of the week through end of the current published schedule. Blackout Dates: None. Min./Max. Stay: No minimum or maximum stay is required. Additional Taxes/Fees: U.S. fares do not include a $3.20 per flight segment tax ($3.30 per flight segment for tickets purchased on/after Jan. 1, 2006). A flight segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Fares do not include the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 maximum per roundtrip or Passenger Facility Changes of up to $18, which may be collected depending on the itinerary. Itinerary Changes: 14-day advance purchase fares are non-refundable, but the return portion on roundtrip fares may be changed for a $100 fee, provided the new itinerary is within the parameters of this offer, minimum and maximum stay requirements are met, and the origin and destination are not changed. If the reservation is cancelled before the ticketed departure date, the itinerary may be rebooked up to one year from the original ticket issuance date for a $100 service fee. If a reservation is not cancelled before the ticketed departure date, the ticket has no value. Walkup fares are fully refundable before departure of the first flight segment. Other Conditions: Fares are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Lower fares may be available.

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