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United Airlines Offers Options To Customers Affected By Hurricane Sandy



CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced travel options for customers whose flight plans may be disrupted by Hurricane Sandy, which is likely to cause delays and cancellations at East Coast airports beginning this weekend.

Affected flights include those to, from or through airports throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states:

  • New York/Newark (Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia)
  • Washington, D.C. (Dulles International Airport and Reagan Washington National)
  • Albany, N.Y.
  • Allentown, Pa.
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Boston, Mass.
  • Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Burlington, Vt.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Charleston, W.V.
  • Erie, Pa.
  • Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Hartford, Conn.
  • Manchester, N.H.
  • Norfolk, Va.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Portland, Maine
  • Providence, R.I.
  • Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
  • Richmond, Va.
  • Roanoke, Va.
  • Rochester, N.Y.
  • Syracuse, N.Y.
  • White Plains, N.Y.
  • Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pa.

Checking Flight Status and Changing Travel Plans

Customers ticketed on flights to, from or through impacted cities from Oct. 28 through Oct. 31 may reschedule their itineraries for travel no later than Nov. 4 with a one-time date or time change, and the airline will waive the change fees. Customers may request refunds to the original form of payment for canceled flights. Find complete details, eligible travel dates and updates through the weekend at

Customers may change travel plans quickly and conveniently via Customers may also book a new reservation, change an existing reservation or check flight status by calling United Reservations at 800-UNITED-1.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,557 flights a day to 378 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United now has 180 airplanes featuring DIRECTV®, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022, including 25 Airbus A350XWBs and 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. United took delivery of the first of five new Dreamliners it expects to receive this year; in total, United has ordered 50 of the aircraft. United was rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.

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