United Airlines Expands Premium Beverage Menu at United Clubs
U.S.-based lounges to offer wider selection of premium beers, wines and
CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2013
CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today launched an
expanded premium beverage menu at its U.S.-based United Club lounges, offering
customers local and imported beer choices and a wider selection of wines and
spirits for purchase.
Regionals, Imports and Microbrews
United now offers customers as many as 27 imported, regional and microbrew
beers for purchase in addition to complimentary domestic beer. The airline
expects to rotate the premium beer menu several times a year.
The beer options include: Anchor Steam, Asahi, Blue Moon, Blue Point, Brooklyn
Lager, Corona, Fat Tire, Florida IPA, Goose Island, Great Lakes-Dortmunder
Gold, Guinness, Heineken, Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner, Inversion IPA,
Karl Strauss, Leinenkugel, Long Board, Maritime, Pyramid, San Tan, Shiner,
Sierra Nevada, Speakeasy IPA, Saint Arnold and Yuengling.
Premium Spirits and Wines
In addition to expanding the premium beer offerings, United is offering
customers a greater selection of spirits and wines at U.S.-based United Club
locations. New wine options include a Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon, Kim
Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, a Donna Paula Malbec and Veuve Cliquot Champagne.
Added spirits include Ketel One, Stolichnaya, Hendrick's Gin, 10 Cane and
Additionally, United Clubs in several of the airline's hubs, including Chicago
O'Hare, New York/Newark, Los Angeles, Houston and Washington Dulles, will
offer members a complimentary guided tasting of Glenfiddich until the end of
the year. A custom-made bar will offer customers a dedicated area to enjoy a
pre-departure dram while learning about whisky.
Availability of the new beers, wines and spirits will vary by club location.
"The newly expanded premium beverage menu offers customers more of what they
expect in a beverage selection when visiting an airport lounge," said Martin
Hand, senior vice president of customer experience at United. "We are
investing in our clubs and providing our customers with more ways to relax and
enjoy greater local and global specialties, including regional microbrews and
United Club Investments
In addition to expanding the premium beverage offerings, United is investing
more than $50 million this year to renovate several of the airline's 49 United
Club locations. United unveiled the new design prototype with the opening of
the United Club in Terminal 2 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport last
year. The airline recently opened newly designed United Clubs at
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and San Diego International Airport.
As with all United Club lounges, members enjoy complimentary snacks, beverages
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,341 flights a day
to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United
Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and
operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is
investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats
in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any
airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based
international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas
routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on 200 aircraft, offering customers
more live television access than any other airline in the world. United
operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in
its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet by taking
delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company expanded its
industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new
international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded
United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global
Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent
flyer program for nine consecutive years. According to the 4^th annual
Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May
2013, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the
largest U.S. global airlines. United is a founding member of Star Alliance,
which provides service to 195 countries via 28 member airlines. More than
85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the
world.For more information, visit united.com 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 Airlines
Contact: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640,
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