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New in the air: Pay fees just once a year

REDLANDS, CA – JUNE 4, 2013 - Among the deluge of fees coming from the airlines, United Airlines has taken a step to make things simpler, and perhaps even less expensive.  Yesterday United launched a subscription service that lets customers pay an annual fee for Economy Plus seating and checked baggage.

Subscriptions may be given as gifts or perks by friends, employers, and even travel agents.

“An annual subscription to Economy Plus, which offers more legroom on most aircraft, starts at $499, and customers can select the region and the number of travelers on their subscription”, says owner of Laura’s Travel, Lynda Schauf.
The checked baggage subscription starts at $349. Customers may tailor their subscription by choosing up to two bags, the number of travelers, and preferred geographic region.

United also now will allow customers to use MileagePlus miles to purchase an annual memberships in the United Club, good at all 49 Club locations, and at Copa Clubs and participating Star Alliance airport clubs worldwide.
There's an initiation fee of $50 or 7,000 miles for all new United Club memberships; after that, one-year membership prices start at $500 or 65,000 miles for general MileagePlus members, with discounts for Premier members.
“We hope this effort by United will catch on with other carriers”, says Schauf.  “This would certainly simplify matters for frequent travelers and allow clients to enjoy the comfort of more leg room.  It is an ever-changing industry, but this move appears to finally offer the traveler a benefit.”

Laura’s Travel is has been located in Redlands , CA for over 40 years and employs experienced consultants many with over 20 years of experience.   Laura’s Travel is part of Signature Travel Network, one of America’s leading travel groups, with combined sales of over $4 billion. For more information, go to (www.laurastravel.com.)

For more information contact:
Lynda Schauf
Laura’s Travel)
298 East Citrus Avenue, Redlands, CA 2373
909 793-7551 or 800 350-7551


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