4 JULY 2016
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United Airlines is increasing the frequency of its flights between Heathrow and its US West Coast hubs at San Francisco and Los Angeles.
For winter 2016-17, the carrier will operate a second daily Heathrow – San Francisco non-stop, effective 30 October westbound and next summer will add a second daily between Heathrow and Los Angeles, effective 5 April westbound.
The additional San Francisco flight, UA900, will be operated by B787-8 Dreamliner with 36 flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst and 183 in Economy, including 70 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and more space.
The new Los Angeles service, UA61, will also be operated by a Dreamliner with 252 seats – 48 in BusinessFirst and 204 in Economy, including 88 in Economy Plus.
United managing director for UK and Ireland sales Bob Schumacher said the extra flights demonstrated the success of the routes between Heathrow and the West Coast and would provide UK customers with more travel options as well as an extensive range of connections.
In another change, United is reducing the number of its daily non-stops between Heathrow and Houston from three to two from 30 October but will use the larger B777-200 to replace the current aircraft.
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