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United Airlines to begin service to San Francisco from Sonoma County airport

United Airlines to begin service to San Francisco from Sonoma County airport

United Airlines is coming back to Sonoma County this summer after a 16-year absence with three daily departures to San Francisco International Airport and its connections around the globe, officials announced Monday.

The news falls short of the hoped-for direct shot to United’s hub in Denver. Still, by flying from Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport to San Francisco, local travelers can avoid the hassle and expense of driving to the city and parking at the airport there.

“Business and leisure travelers now have conveniently timed flights to San Francisco and multiple opportunities to connect passengers to other cities throughout the Western U.S. and beyond,” Anthony Toth, United’s managing director of sales, said Monday in a statement.

United said the flights, which begin June 8, will include three daily departures at 6 a.m., 2:05 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.

Arrivals are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 11:15 p.m.

Passengers will fly on a 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200 jet. The flights will be operated as United Express by Skywest Airlines.

Airport officials said the flights will be 40 to 45-minutes long, gate to gate. Passengers boarding in Sonoma County won’t have to re-check bags or go through another security screening in San Francisco.

United’s online reservation site on Monday advertised a Thursday-through-Sunday flight from Sonoma County to Denver in June for $484 round-trip. That includes the connection through San Francisco.

By comparison, a direct, round-trip flight on United from San Francisco to Denver over the same period was advertised for $321.

That’s excluding checked bag fees, which start at $25.

United discontinued similar service to San Francisco from Sonoma County in 2001.

The airline will become the fourth major carrier offering service out of Sonoma County, joining Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Allegiant Airlines.

You can reach Staff Writer Derek Moore at 521-5336 or derek.moore@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @deadlinederek.

Source: The Press Democrat

United Airlines to launch sleeping class cubicles in business class

United Airlines to launch sleeping class cubicles in business class

Sick of lackluster travel pillows and waking up with a stiff neck? Travelers flying United will soon be able to enjoy a bit more room to catch some inflight snooze time.

The legacy carrier recently unveiled its Polaris business and first-class cabins on its new Boeing 777-300ER planes. Some seats on the plane fully recline and include cubicle partitions for additional privacy while sleeping.

Each of the lie-flat seats in the cabin provides direct-aisle access. There are other amenities-- like Saks Fifth Avenue bedding-- to make the ride a little extra luxurious.

United has ordered 14 of the new planes and the Polaris seat options will be available in the premium classes on all flights. Although economy class seats will be updated, they won’t have direct aisle access and will instead remain configured with 10 seats across in a 3-4-3 setup.

On Feb. 13 United took its first Boeing 777-300ER into the air in a four-hour demonstration flight from Chicago to San Francisco as part of a promotional push to show off the business-class cabin.

The Boeing will initially fly domestically as crews become familiar with the enhanced cabin layout. But according to USA Today, United will expand service internationally as more models become available. United said the new Polaris-outfitted flights will start flying to Hong Kong from California on March 25.

The new planes are set to replace the Boeing 747-400s currently flying on the route.

The move comes amid reports that once-loyal customers have been leaving United after it merged with Continental in 2010. “The journey hasn't always been smooth,” United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said after taking over in 2015.

But Munoz, who was in attendance at the launch of the new Boeing last week, says the new plane is just the start of United's offerings to comes.

"It's more than a product,” he said, according to Travel Weekly. “It represents the new spirit of United.”

Source: Fox News Travel

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