United Airlines is offering business travellers free upgrades to first class on
London-US routes this autumn. The promotion is valid for those travelling on
full fare (class A) business class tickets before December 14.
The routes from London included in this offer are
to United’s “gateway cities” of Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and
Washington. New York is also included, although the city is no longer served
non-stop by the carrier since the route was scrapped in 2006. The offer follows
BA’s similar promotion (see online news September 5), although the United upgrade applies to both legs of
the journey, rather than just one way with BA.
United is also offering upgrades to selected
non-gateway cities for full-fare business class return tickets, although these
only apply on one leg. The carrier recently unveiled its new fully-flat business
class product (see online news July 25), and United anticipates that the product will be available
on a UK route before the end of the year, so even if you don’t qualify for the
current promotion you might just find yourself in an upgraded seat
For more information visit united.com.
Report by Mark Caswell