United Airlines Offers New Flights for Ski Season

mountainsUnited Airlines is offering three new routes and increased service on several existing routes in anticipation of the upcoming ski season. 

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New Flights

On December 12, 2013, United will launch nonstop service from its San Francisco hub to Sun Valley, Idaho, with daily flights offered through March 30, 2014. 

United will also begin nonstop service from its Chicago hub to Gunnison/Crested Butte and Steamboat Springs/Hayden, Colorado. The Gunnison/Crested Butte flights will begin on December 21, 2013, and the Steamboat Springs/Hayden flights will begin on February 15, 2014. The Gunnison/Crested Butte and Steamboat Springs/Hayden flights will operate through March 29, 2014.

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Additional Service on Existing Flights

United will also add flights to existing ski market routes from several of its hubs:

·        Denver to Kalispell/Whitefish, Mont.
·        Houston to Aspen, Colo.
·        Houston, Los Angeles and New York/Newark to Jackson Hole, Wyo.
·        Los Angeles to Steamboat Springs/Hayden
·        New York/Newark to Bozeman, Mont.

United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines will operate the new routes, using CRJ700 regional jet aircraft with United First, United Economy Plus and United Economy seating.

SkyWest’s CRJ700 aircraft are among the first being outfitted with United’s new signature seat design. The multi-tonal leather seats on the CRJ700 aircraft will have more ergonomic and supportive cushioning and additional seat-back storage space in United Economy Plus and United Economy, United reports. New technology makes the seats more environmentally friendly by reducing seat weight and volume, contributing to less fuel burn. United will also outfit other aircraft types with the multi-tonal leather interiors and similar cushioning and seat-back storage.

A List of United Service to Major U.S. Ski Destinations

·        Aspen: from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco
·        Bozeman: from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York/Newark and San Francisco
·        Burlington, Vt.: from Chicago, Cleveland, New York/Newark and Washington
·        Durango, Colo.: from Denver
·        Eagle/Vail, Colo.: from Denver, Houston and New York/Newark
·        Gunnison/Crested Butte: from Chicago, Denver and Houston
·        Hayden/Steamboat Springs: from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York/Newark
·        Jackson Hole: from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark and San Francisco
·        Kalispell/Whitefish: from Denver
·        Kelowna, British Columbia: from Los Angeles
·        Mammoth Lakes, Calif.: from Orange County and San Francisco
·        Montrose/Telluride, Colo.: from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York/Newark
·        Reno/Tahoe, Nev.: from Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco
·        Salt Lake City: from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco
·        Santa Fe/Taos, N.M.: from Denver
·        Sun Valley: from San Francisco
·        Vancouver, British Columbia: from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

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