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United Airlines announces new Shuttle schedule between Newark Liberty and Reagan National Airports

United Airlines has announced a new Shuttle schedule between New York City and Washington D.C.

United yesterday launched new nearly hourly shuttle service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Reagan National Airport. The airline has also added 5 new flights between LaGuardia Airport and Washington Dulles Airport. In total, United will operate about 32 flights each day between the NYC and D.C. areas, a 78% increase and the most flights of any other airline.

United’s new shuttle service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Reagan National Airport will operate daily, with 18 flights offering nearly hourly service between 6AM and 10PM, more frequency than any other airline. The airline will also operate 5 daily flights between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Washington Dulles Airport. The new flights between LaGuardia Airport and Washington Dulles Airport will bring the daily flight count to 9 and provide consistent service 7-days-a-week between 6AM and 10PM.

United Airlines is also giving all of its New York City passengers an upgrade: starting yesterday, all of the airline’s departures from New York/Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport includes a first-class option, including the B737MAX-8 and the CRJ-550 – the world’s first 50-seat regional jet with first-class seats and amenities. United will now offer over 7,000 premium seats to its customers in New York City, more than any other airline, and the most in the airline’s history.

Ankit Gupta, Senior Vice President of Domestic Planning and United Express, United, said:

By flying spacious, modern planes out of the New York City area, we’re not only giving our customers more flexibility and choice but we’re also delivering a reliable, premium experience overall. Our customers who regularly travel between Washington, D.C., and New York have told us they value convenience and comfort above all else, and United is committed to providing the high level of service they’re asking for.

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Originally, the CRJ-550 has been designed to seat more than 70 passengers. However, United’s CRJ-550 seats only 50 passengers, because the aircraft features a first class cabin and takes up a considerable space. The aircraft features:

  • 10 seats in United First, 20 seats in Economy Plus and 20 economy seats.
  • Space for every passenger to bring a roller bag on board.
  • A self-serve refreshment center for United First customers, featuring a assortment of pre-packaged snacks and beverages.
  • More overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Complimentary personal device entertainment service, which enables passengers to view hundreds of movies and television shows in flight.

United will be flying its new B737MAX-8 on 22 daily flights from the NYC-area. The aircraft features 16 United First seats and 54 Economy Plus seats – more than double the number of extra leg room seats offered by competing airlines on similar-sized aircraft.

Meanwhile, United Airlines recently announced that it will add 5 new flights to London Heathrow from different US cities in March 2022.

Featured image by United

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