United Launches Subscriptions for Economy Plus, Checked Baggage and Club Memberships

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 4 June 2013

United Airlines has launched subscription options that offer customers access to Economy Plus seating or pre-paid checked baggage charges for a year.

Travelers can access Economy Plus for a year starting at $499, and customers can select the region and the number of travelers on their subscription.

Economy Plus seats offer customers additional legroom to stretch out and relax and is available on most of the airlines nearly 700 mainline aircraft and nearly 180 United Express aircraft.

Economy Plus seating, when available, remains complimentary for Premier-level MileagePlus members.

The Economy Plus and checked baggage subscriptions offer our customers more of the comfort and convenience they value year round, said Scott Wilson, Uniteds vice president of merchandising and e-commerce. "We are pleased that, as we launch these services, we are able to provide new options for customers to tailor their travel experiences."

United's checked baggage subscription enables customers to pre-pay standard checked baggage charges for one year, starting at $349.

Customers can tailor their subscription by choosing up to two bags, the number of travelers and preferred geographic region.

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Additionally, customers can now use MileagePlus miles to purchase an annual United Club membership, which currently offers access to the 49 United Club locations, as well as Copa Club locations and participating Star Alliance affiliated airport clubs worldwide.

One-year membership pricing starts at $500 or 65,000 miles for general MileagePlus members, with discounts for Premier members. An initiation fee of $50 or 7,000 miles applies for all new United Club memberships.

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