United to Offer Mercedes-Benz Transfer Service in Los Angeles

By Karin Sun on 14 May 2014
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A United jet in New York

A United jet in New York

United Airlines announced that its Mercedes-Benz tarmac service is now available at Los Angeles International Airport. The chauffeur service provides some of the airline’s Global Services members, as well as United Global First passengers, who are connecting through Los Angeles a ride to their gate.

Airline staff meet and drive eligible passengers across the tarmac to their connecting flights in Mercedes-Benz GL30 BlueTec SUVs, which are powered by clean diesel technology. Passengers with tight connections are given priority.

The carrier already offers its tarmac transportation service in several U.S. locations, including Chicago, Houston, Newark, and San Francisco, and plans to further expand the service this year. United also currently offers promotional packages and bonus points to Premier members of its MileagePlus program who purchase or lease Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

In addition, the airline plans to launch several new facilities for its top-tier customers this year. United recently opened a new Global Services reception lobby at Newark Liberty International Airport, and plans to open another at San Francisco International Airport later this year. Additionally, the carrier is scheduled to unveil two new lounges, a United Club lounge and a United Global First lounge, at London Heathrow International Airport this June.

United Airlines currently operates nearly 200 daily flights to more than 65 destinations worldwide from Los Angeles International Airport.

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