United Airlines Gives Fliers A Leg Up With Economy Plus

Economy Plus Access Bundles Onboard Comfort With Other Perks

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Five extra inches of legroom, better access to overhead bins and faster deplaning is more attainable than ever, thanks to United Airlines’ new Economy Plus Access(SM) program — the instant ticket to award-winning, Economy Plus(R) 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.”

“We know that United customers enjoy Economy Plus comfort especially as other carriers reduce legroom in their economy cabins,” Cary added. “United is committed to being the best choice for customers who crave comfort while traveling for business or pleasure.”

Economy Plus is currently available to Mileage Plus Premier members and full-fare customers. This preferred seating is available on United(R) and Ted(SM) aircraft, and United Express(R) 70-seat aircraft too. Customers want premium seating and United stands the best chance of accommodating their requests, as the United fleet has more premium seating — including United First(R), United Business(R) and Economy Plus — than any other U.S. carrier.

Customers can select the one-year Economy Plus Access option that best matches their needs:

— 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. The United Red Carpet Club(SM)
lounges and their high-end amenities — such as Wi-Fi service,
complimentary snacks, beverages and local phone calls — are available
in more than 40 airports worldwide.
— 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(R) status. Only 15,000 qualifying
miles or 15 flight segments, accrued during the Economy Plus Access
membership are required, compared to 25,000 or 30 segments without the
new program.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline and 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 nearly 800 destinations in 139 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.

EPA
Terms & Conditions

Membership and Use: Economy Plus Access is a fee-based membership program that allows Mileage Plus general members and one companion to sit in Economy Plus on all United, United Express and Ted flights. Benefits are provided for the exclusive use of you, as the Member, and are nontransferable. Seat assignments in Economy Plus can be requested and confirmed (when available) at the time of ticketing, regardless of ticketing channel. Seating in Economy Plus is not guaranteed, but may be requested and confirmed at any time prior to flight when available. Companion must be on the same reservation record as the Economy Plus Access member. Memberships may take up to 24 hours to activate. Bonus miles will be deposited into your Mileage Plus account within thirty (30) days. Bonus miles offer good through 9/15/05. Membership is valid through the end of the twelfth full month after enrollment. Upon advance notice to the Member, the Membership Fee for renewal terms may change from time to time with 60 days notice.

Termination: United Airlines has the right to terminate the benefits and your membership at any time for any reason determined if United refunds to you the pro-rata amount of the Membership Fee paid for the unexpired portion of the then-current term, or if you violate any of the program rules. If you cancel your membership in Economy Plus Access within the first seven (7) days of any membership term, you will be entitled to receive a full refund of the amount of the Membership Fee paid for the membership term. Otherwise, the Economy Plus Access with Red Carpet Club membership is fully non-refundable. Additionally, any Mileage Plus(R) miles awarded as a bonus for joining Economy Plus Access will be deducted if you cancel.

Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. The Mileage Plus program, including accruals, awards and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program visit http://www.united.com/ .

EPA with Fast Track
Terms & Conditions

Membership and Use: Economy Plus Access is a fee-based membership program that allows Mileage Plus general members and one companion to sit in Economy Plus on all United, United Express and Ted flights. Benefits are provided for the exclusive use of you, as the Member, and are nontransferable. Seat assignments in Economy Plus can be requested and confirmed (when available) at the time of ticketing, regardless of ticketing channel. Seating in Economy Plus is not guaranteed, but may be requested and confirmed at any time prior to flight when available. Companion must be on the same reservation record as the Economy Plus Access member. Memberships may take up to 24 hours to activate. Bonus miles will be deposited into your Mileage Plus account within thirty (30) days. Bonus miles offer good through 9/15/05. Membership is valid through the end of the twelfth full month after enrollment. Upon advance notice to the Member, the Membership Fee for renewal terms may change from time to time with 60 days notice.

Termination: United Airlines has the right to terminate the benefits and your membership at any time for any reason determined if United refunds to you the pro-rata amount of the Membership Fee paid for the unexpired portion of the then-current term, or if you violate any of the program rules. If you cancel your membership in Economy Plus Access within the first seven (7) days of any membership term, you will be entitled to receive a full refund of the amount of the Membership Fee paid for the membership term. Otherwise, the Economy Plus Access with Red Carpet Club membership is fully non-refundable. Additionally, any Mileage Plus(R) miles awarded as a bonus for joining Economy Plus Access will be deducted if you cancel.

Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. The Mileage Plus program, including accruals, awards and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program visit http://www.united.com/ .

Economy Plus Access with Premier Fast Track: Mileage and segments flown must be on United, United Express or Ted flights only and only flight activity during the Economy Plus Access membership period will be applicable. Once Premier status is reached, membership in Economy Plus Access is automatically terminated, with no refunds. When member qualifies for the Premier Fast Track offer before June 30 of the calendar year, the member will be awarded Premier status that expires February 28 of the following year; when the member qualifies after July 1 of the calendar year, the member will be awarded Premier status that expires February 28 of the year after the next calendar year.

EPA with Red Carpet Club
Terms & Conditions

Membership and Use: Economy Plus Access is a fee-based membership program that allows Mileage Plus general members and one companion to sit in Economy Plus on all United, United Express and Ted flights. Benefits are provided for the exclusive use of you, as the Member, and are nontransferable. Seat assignments in Economy Plus can be requested and confirmed (when available) at the time of ticketing, regardless of ticketing channel. Seating in Economy Plus is not guaranteed, but may be requested and confirmed at any time prior to flight when available. Companion must be on the same reservation record as the Economy Plus Access member. Memberships may take up to 24 hours to activate. Bonus miles will be deposited into your Mileage Plus account within thirty (30) days. Bonus miles offer good through 9/15/05. Membership is valid through the end of the twelfth full month after enrollment. Upon advance notice to the Member, the Membership Fee for renewal terms may change from time to time with 60 days notice.

Termination: United Airlines has the right to terminate the benefits and your membership at any time for any reason determined if United refunds to you the pro-rata amount of the Membership Fee paid for the unexpired portion of the then-current term, or if you violate any of the program rules. If you cancel your membership in Economy Plus Access within the first seven (7) days of any membership term, you will be entitled to receive a full refund of the amount of the Membership Fee paid for the membership term. Otherwise, the Economy Plus Access with Red Carpet Club membership is fully non-refundable. Additionally, any Mileage Plus(R) miles awarded as a bonus for joining Economy Plus Access will be deducted if you cancel.

Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. The Mileage Plus program, including accruals, awards and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program visit www.united.com.

Economy Plus Access with Red Carpet Club: Offer is not valid to Red Carpet Club members with more than six (6) months remaining on their memberships. Red Carpet Club memberships are only open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older. New Red Carpet Club memberships will be typically processed within five (5) business days of enrollment, customers may use confirmation e- mail for entry into United Red Carpet Clubs and receive a temporary card at any Red Carpet Club location after 3 business days. Existing Red Carpet Club memberships will be extended by 12 months. Offer only applies to individual memberships and cannot be used for spouse membership requests. For terms and conditions on Red Carpet Club memberships, visit http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,50150,00.html .

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