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Stars align in United's 'Heart' commercial

United Airlines has released a documentary on the making of its “Heart” television commercial, giving customers a behind-the-scenes look at the studio recording of the ad's musical score by Grammy award-winning American jazz legend, Herbie Hancock, and world-renowned Chinese classical pianist, Lang Lang. The two performed George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue together at the Grammy Awards earlier this year.

United Express announces New Portland service

United Airlines has announced a new United Express service between Portland and both Klamath Falls, Oregon and North Bend, Oregon, beginning October 12. The service is now open for sale.

U.S. Olympic Committee to renew United's sponsorship for 2012

United Airlines today announced its intention to renew its sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee through 2012, extending its 30-year partnership. As a result of this renewal, United will remain the official airline sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, flying the athletes to Vancouver in 2010 and London in 2012.

United tests food choices in business and economy

United is launching a trial during the fourth quarter of food options for both business and economy class. As part of the trial, on domestic flights with three cabins of service, United will be offering United Business customers complimentary fresh sandwiches, salads, breakfast, snack boxes or snacks, depending on the length of flight and time of departure.

Fall-ing fares at United Airlines

United Airlines’ fares are falling this autumn for travel to many favourite destinations across the globe. These special fares are available for purchase for select U.S. and international destinations, and customers can book their travel at

Go flat over the Pacific on United Airlines

Travel to Asia is getting more enjoyable and relaxing with United’s international, lie-flat first and business class seats, taking off to the region with a newly configured Boeing 747. The aircraft will also feature iPod connectivity, enabling customers in the front cabins to enjoy their own videos on a 15.4-inch personal television screen.

United offers enhanced experience for Military Personnel

United Airlines has announced policy changes to improve travel for active duty military personnel, including complimentary, space available access to United’s spacious Economy Plus seating area and the ability to check up to three bags free of charge.

A heavenly experience in the sky

“Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight” never sounded so good. Starting this month, all first and business class customers who fly United’s p.s. service will experience a new level of comfort with the Westin Heavenly Bed products and signature amenities. The partnership between Westin Hotels & Resorts and United Airlines marks the first time that hotel-branded bedding and amenities have taken to the sky on a U.S. airline.

United Airlines rolls out the red carpet in Chicago

United customers travelling through Chicago O’Hare may receive red carpet treatment this summer with United’s first new Red Carpet Club to open since 2000. The enhanced club that has more than doubled in size and has new furniture and a modern design now offers travellers a more pleasant environment to work or relax.

United Airlines seeks to enhance liquidity by $1.2 Billion

UAL Corporation, the holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines, today announced that it reached an agreement in principle with its Mileage Plus co-branded bank card partner, Chase Bank U.S.A., and Paymentech, one of its credit card processors, to extend the term of their respective agreements.

Continental seeks antitrust immunity

Continental Airlines, United Airlines and eight other Star Alliance member airlines have this month filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for Continental to join the group of nine carriers that already hold antitrust immunity. Approval by the DOT would enable Continental, United and the other immunized Star Alliance carriers to work closely together to deliver highly competitive flight schedules, fares and service.

Bid to see baseball’s best

United Airlines customers may bid farewell to Yankee Stadium at baseball’s all star game if they are a lucky winner of a new Mileage Plus Auction. The one-time auction includes two tickets to nearly everything that the all-star weekend has to offer, including game tickets, first class travel on United and hotel accommodations for three nights in Manhattan.

United Airlines to save on fuel and reduce carbon emissions

As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to conserve fuel and improve environmental performance, United Airlines has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Pratt & Whitney for their patented environmentally friendly EcoPower engine wash system offered by Global Service Partners, a unit of Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp company.

United Airlines announces new checked bag policy

United Airlines has announced two changes to its domestic checked bag policy. The service fee to check one bag for domestic travel will be $15 each way and the fee to check three or more bags, overweight bags or items that require special handling will increase from $100 to $125 or from $200 to $250, depending on the item.

Tune in and take off with United Airlines

United guests may now reach cruising altitude with a new, personalized in-flight entertainment system. United is the first U.S. carrier to offer iPod and iPhone connectivity to its in-flight entertainment system, enabling customers to enjoy their individual content on a 15.4-inch personal television, all while the iPod or iPhone charges.