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United Airlines launches Business Class Promotion in Thailand

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Thursday, 27 March 2008

To celebrate 175 years of U.S.-Thailand diplomatic relations, United Airlines is offering a free upgrade to Business Class to customers purchasing full fare United Economy roundtrip tickets to the U.S. purchased in Thailand. The offer is being sold until May 20, 2008 only with return travel to be completed by May 31, 2008. The upgrade applies to the Tokyo-USA-Tokyo part of the journey only.

Thailand and the U.S. have enjoyed a resilient relationship since they signed a Treaty of Amity and Commerce on March 20, 1833, said Uniteds acting general manager for Thailand, Mr Joe Mannix. United would like to recognize this shared history by offering a generous upgrade for passengers.

American merchant ships began calling on Bangkok in the 1820s to sell hardware, cotton goods and arms and load sugar and timber. Seeing the potential in a relationship with Siam, as the kingdom was then called, U.S. President Andrew Jackson sent Americas first envoy, Edmund Roberts, who was granted an audience by H.M. King Rama III. The visit concluded with the 1833 treaty, the United States first official diplomatic act in Asia.

The Upgrade is exclusively offered to customers purchasing United Economy published fare basis code B**THR round trip ticket from Thailand point-of-sale with Bangkok as the origin, Narita as the transit point in both outbound and inbound portions and U.S.A. as the destination. 

Both trans-Pacific crossings must be booked and ticketed on United operated flights only. One-way ticket, travel on United-marketed code share flights or partner carriers or Star Alliance special RTW fare do not qualify for this offer. The

The Upgrade offer is valid for United Business travel from United Economy on scheduled and qualifying flight segments served and operated by United between Narita, Japan and U.S. gateway and vice versa only. The U.S. domestic portion of itinerary, if applicable, is not upgraded.

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