Business Travel News 2/19/2021
United Airlines this year will launch new daily nonstop service between Boston and London Heathrow, its 19th daily flight between the United States and Heathrow.
The route will be heavily weighted toward premium travelers with the "highest proportion of premium seats" on a widebody aircraft operated by a U.S. carrier to London, according to United. The carrier will use Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with 46 Polaris Business Class seats, 22 Premium Plus seats, 43 Economy Plus seats and 56 Economy seats.
United VP of international network and alliances Patrick Quayle said the start date for the service is still being finalized but will be later this year pending "demand recovery and travel restrictions."
That complexity and the risks that accompany it will be the core story for travel management throughout 2021.
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