United extends vacation travel schedule

United Airlines said it will conduct its largest domestic program since the start of the pandemic to deal with an expected increase in vacation travel, with a focus on connecting the Midwest to cities in warmer weather like Las Vegas and Orlando in addition to offering nearly 70 daily flights to ski destinations, including a new service between Orange County and Aspen.

United reported that searches for vacation flights on united.com and the airline’s app were up 16% from 2019. The airline expects the busiest travel days for travelers. Thanksgiving holiday be Wednesday, November 24 and Sunday November 28, while popular days for winter holidays should be Thursday 23 December and Sunday January 2.

The airline plans to offer more than 3,500 daily domestic flights in December, or 91% of its domestic capacity compared to 2019.

“We’re seeing strong pent-up demand in our data and come up with a December calendar focused on the two things people want most for the holidays: hot sun and fresh snow,” said Ankit Gupta, vice president of planning and network planning at United. “We know families and friends can’t wait to get together this holiday season, which is why we’re excited to add new flights that will help them connect and celebrate together.”

In December, United will launch new direct flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix of Cleveland, and to Orlando of Indianapolis. The carrier will also resume eight popular direct flights from cities in the Midwest, including routes to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, offering the most departures the airline has flown from Cleveland since 2014, including direct service to Nassau and Cancun. United will offer up to 195 daily flights to 12 destinations in Florida this winter, the highest number of flights to the Sunshine State in the company’s history. United is also resuming direct flights from Columbus, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh To Fort Myers – which were among the airline’s most popular point-to-point flights last winter.

Customers who prefer fresh powder can enjoy more flights to ski destinations with United than any other carrier. The airline offers 66 daily flights to more than a dozen ski destinations across the United States, including a brand new service starting in December between Orange County and Aspen. This winter, United will offer flights to Aspen/Snow mass, Mammoth, Bozeman / Big Sky, Eagle/Vail, Kalispell, Gunnison/Crested mound, Hayden/Steamship sources, Jackson Hole, Montrose/Telluride, Reno/ Tahoe, Valley of the Sun of its hub airports.

Earlier this year, United announced it would add 150 flights to warm destinations this winter.

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