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United Airlines to Launch New Business Travel Program and Website

United Airlines announced a new platform to allow corporate customers to fully customize their corporate travel program contracts with the carrier.

The new platform, dubbed the United for Business Blueprint, is expected to launch in late 2022.

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United customers will now be able to work with a sales representative to choose from the airline’s product catalog to design a program that best suits their business travel needs, with the ability to customize options down to flights. , individual travelers and destinations.

The platform includes the possibility of higher status in carrier loyalty programs like United Corporate Preferred, options to make work easier while traveling by reserving Economy Plus seats and Wi-Fi access, and incentives such as as discounts on leisure travel for employees.

“The needs of our customers are changing and now is a good time to move beyond the one-contract model that has become the industry standard,” said United senior vice-president Doreen Burse.

“United offers a suite of best-in-class benefits and services and our customers deserve the opportunity to take advantage of the offerings they value most,” Burse continued. “The voice of our customers has played a vital role in building this new platform and will continue to shape its evolution in the future.”

As well as launching the United for Business Blueprint program, the airline revealed that it will unveil the first steps of a new website later this year, making it easier to sign up and manage their travel program for businesses. who book business travel through the carrier.

United said customers can enroll with United for Business in “a few clicks,” browse programs and sign up for the option that best meets their business travel needs. Customers will have access to a variety of new features, including the ability to book and redeem trips and view and redeem future flight credits.

Last week, Delta Air Lines announced that it would rebrand its business travel tools, products and services under one all-encompassing travel solution name: Delta Business.


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