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 CHICAGO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The turning of the leaves this fall is a sure sign that the winter ski season is just around the corner, and United Airlines and its United Express partner carriers are ready to welcome skiers with convenient schedules and customized service to meet their needs.
 "United and United Express expect to fly well over 2 million skiers to Colorado this winter," said James M. Guyette, United's executive vice president-marketing and planning. "We have been working to put together the industry's finest flight schedules and other services that are designed to make United the skiers' carrier of choice again in 1993-94."
 In addition to scheduled service to ski destinations in California, Canada, Idaho, New Mexico, the Northeast, Utah, Wyoming and Europe, United and United Express offer the most service to Denver, a major United hub and gateway to the Colorado Rockies, than any other carrier. United currently offers 248 flights to Denver from 61 points coast to coast.
 In addition, United and United Express will fly the skiers even closer to the white powder slopes via scheduled flights directly into Aspen, Vail/Eagle, Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Telluride, Gunnison, Montrose and Durango this winter with all new flights in place by Dec. 18.
 United's comprehensive schedules to Hayden/Steamboat will include jet service twice a day from Denver plus Saturday service from Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. United will also offer daily jet service to Vail/Eagle from Denver.
 United Express will offer nonstop jet service to Aspen from Chicago, Dallas, Denver and Los Angeles in addition to daily service to Durango, Gunnison, Montrose and Telluride from Denver.
 United and United Express understand the special needs of skiers, particularly those traveling with their families. When choosing United or United Express for their travel to Colorado, skiers can take advantage of the carriers' innovative "Up the Hill/Down the Hill" service. This service makes skiers' travel hassle-free because United will accept and transport baggage and ski equipment ahead of the customer's actual day of travel.
 Skiers simply bring their baggage and gear to the airport up to 48 hours before their actual departure and check it with United by showing their ticket. It is then advanced "Up the Hill" by United or United Express to the final ski destination and kept in a dry and secure area awaiting the skier's arrival. There is no extra charge for this "Up the Hill" service which was pioneered by United several years ago and is available to any U.S. ski destination United serves.
 Similarly, skiers departing from selected ski resorts can check their gear "Down the Hill" on United or United Express to their final destination. This ``Down the Hill'' service is offered at Aspen, Vail/Eagle, Hayden/Steamboat, Telluride, Gunnison, Durango and Montrose. Upon arrival at any of these ski areas, skiers simply ask a United customer service representative for the times and locations of the "Down the Hill" program.
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 /CONTACT: John Kiker, 708-952-4162, Joe Hopkins, 708-952-5770, or Tony Molinaro, 708-952-4971; night, 708-952-4088, all of United Airlines corporate communications, or Pamela Hanlon of United Airlines investor relations, 708-952-7501/

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