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UNITED AIRLINES TO LAUNCH 'ROUND-THE-WORLD' SERVICE

 UNITED AIRLINES TO LAUNCH 'ROUND-THE-WORLD' SERVICE
 CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The airline that's uniting the


world will do just that with a single route when United Airlines launches its new, "Round-the-World" service Feb. 10. Each day, two flights -- "United One" (westbound) and "United Two" (eastbound) -- will circle the globe as they link six major cities around the world: New York, London, Delhi, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
 The eastbound flight begins in Los Angeles and stops in New York, London, Delhi, Hong Kong and San Francisco before returning to Los Angeles. The westbound service, which starts Feb. 11, follows the Los Angeles-San Francisco-Hong Kong-Delhi-London-New York-Los Angeles routing.
 United's new, Round-the-World service also will mark the airline's first-ever entry into Delhi, India.
 "This single, Round-the-World flight represents the crown jewel in United's global route network," said Stephen M. Wolf, United Airlines chairman and chief executive officer. "We are proud to be the only airline in the world to offer this unique service and very pleased to add Delhi, India, to our growing list of international destinations served."
 The last airline to offer travelers Round-the-World service was Pan Am, which last flew the route in 1982. United obtained the Round-the- World route as part of its acquisition of the London Heathrow hub and other assets of Pan American World Airways in 1991.
 The Round-the-World flight carries travelers across three continents and two oceans. The entire journey takes 19,717 miles. Tickets for United One and United Two go on sale today.
 United will operate the transcontinental and inter-continental portions of the Round-the-World service with state-of-the-art Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 767-300ER (extended range) aircraft.
 The Round-the-World flight schedule is as follows (all times are local):
 UNITED ONE
 Routing(A) Departure Arrival Aircraft
 LAX-SFO 9:00 a.m. 10:27 a.m. B737-300
 SFO-HKG 11:30 a.m. 6:20 p.m. B747-400
 HKG-DEL 7:05 p.m. 10:45 p.m. B767-300ER
 DEL-LHR 6:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m. B767-300ER
 LHR-JFK 1:05 p.m. 4:15 p.m. B767-300ER
 JFK-LAX 5:45 p.m. 9:03 p.m. B767-300ER
 UNITED TWO
 Routing Departure Arrival Aircraft
 LAX-JFK 8:30 a.m. 4:51 p.m. B767-300ER
 JFK-LHR 6:45 p.m. 6:40 a.m. B767-300ER
 LHR-DEL 8:55 a.m. 11:30 p.m. B767-300ER
 DEL-HKG 1:35 a.m. 9:00 a.m. B767-300ER
 HKG-SFO 12:30 p.m. 8:25 a.m. B747-400
 SFO-LAX 10:00 a.m. 11:26 a.m. B737-300
 (A) -- Airport codes are as follows:
 LAX: Los Angeles International Airport
 SFO: San Francisco International Airport
 HKG: Hong Kong International Airport
 DEL: Indira Ghandi International Airport
 LHR: London Heathrow Airport
 JFK: John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York)
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Graphic illustrating United Airlines' Round-the- World route is available via Wieck Photo Database to any newspaper or media outlet with telephoto receiver or electronic darkroom that can accept overhead transmissions. To retrieve the illustration electronically, call 214-416-3686/
 /CONTACT: Joe Hopkins, 708-952-5770, or night 708-952-4088; or (investors) Pamela Hanlon, 708-952-7501, both of United Airlines/
 (UAL) CO: UAL Corporation ST: Illinois IN: AIR SU: PDT


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