29 October, 2021

United Airlines adding new flights from London Heathrow to the U.S.

United Airlines announced this week, it is adding five new flights from London Heathrow Airport, including two more flights to New York/Newark, additional services to both Denver and San Francisco, as well as an all-new direct flight to Boston. 

The new service begins in March 2022 and with these additions, United will be the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service between London and the top seven U.S. business centres. United will offer 22 flights per day from London Heathrow to the U.S. and more flights between London and New York City than any other U.S. carrier. London was the most booked international destination for United’s business customers in October 2021, and the airline expects this trend to continue into 2022. 

“For nearly 30 years, United has provided a critical link between the U.S. and London, maintaining service throughout the pandemic and strategically growing our schedule to keep our customers in these key global business centres connected,” said Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of international network and alliances at United. “London is an integral part of United’s network and we remain confident demand will continue to grow, particularly as international business travel returns in 2022.” 


United in London 


These new flights build on United’s largest-ever trans-Atlantic expansion announced earlier this month. United currently operates a total of seven flights from London Heathrow to the U.S. - two daily flights to New York/Newark and Washington D.C. and one daily flight to Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco. In December 2021, service will increase to 10 daily flights, with additional flights to New York/Newark and Chicago. 

The five new flights will make hopping across the pond easier and more comfortable for both leisure and business travellers, as United will: 

Begin brand-new daily flights to Boston operated with United’s premium Boeing 767-300ER, featuring 46 United Polaris® business class seats and 22 United Premium Plus® premium economy seats. 
Resume daily flights to Denver and add a second daily flight operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. 
Add sixth and seventh daily flights to New York/Newark, each of which will be operated by United’s premium Boeing 767-300ER and allow for hourly service in the evening. 
Add a third daily flight to San Francisco operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. 
Resume daily service to Los Angeles from London Heathrow.


A Premium Customer Experience


Customers travelling with United between London and the U.S. will enjoy the airline’s commitment to providing an industry-leading customer experience. United will operate 12 daily flights, more than half of its total flights from London Heathrow, on the airline’s premium Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, which features 16 additional United Polaris lie-flat and all aisle access business class seats compared to United’s standard 767-300ER for a total of 42 Polaris seats. This aircraft also features 22 United Premium Plus seats, 47 Economy Plus® seats and 52 economy seats.  

With more premium seats, MileagePlus® Premier® members also have more opportunities to redeem their miles or be upgraded to a premium cabin to enjoy an elevated experience at the airport and on board. Customers travelling in United Polaris and United Premium Plus will enjoy priority check-in, complimentary checked bags, priority boarding and enhanced dining on board the aircraft. United Polaris customers will be able to enjoy access to all open United ClubSM locations, including the brand-new United Polaris lounge at Washington Dulles. United plans to reopen United Polaris lounges at New York/Newark, Chicago O’Hare and Houston by the end of this year; the remaining lounges are set to reopen by early 2022.  

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