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United increasing daily flights to London Heathrow to 7, starting next spring

London was the most booked international destination for United Airlines’ business customers in October — and the airline expects this trend to continue into 2022.

That’s why it announced this week that it will have 22 daily nonstops flying to London’s Heathrow Airport, seven of which will leave from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Six of the seven flights will be the traditional overnight trips — but the airline is offering one morning departure. Here’s a look at the flights:

  • Departs: 8:30 a.m. (arrives at 8:40 p.m.)
  • Departs: 6 p.m. (arrives 6:20 a.m.)
  • Departs: 7 p.m. (arrives 7:10 a.m.)
  • Departs: 8 p.m. (arrives 8:10 a.m.)
  • Departs: 9 p.m. (arrives 9:20 a.m.)
  • Departs: 10 p.m. (arrives 10:10 a.m.)
  • Departs: 11 p.m. (arrives 11:05 a.m.)

Many of the flights will be on United’s premium Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, which features 16 additional United Polaris lie-flat and all-aisle access business class seats compared with United’s standard 767-300ER, for a total of 42 Polaris seats. This aircraft also features 22 United Premium Plus seats, 47 Economy Plus seats and 52 economy seats.

With more premium seats, MileagePlus Premier members also have more opportunities to redeem their miles or be upgraded to a premium cabin to enjoy an elevated experience at the airport and onboard.

Patrick Quayle, the airline’s senior vice president of international network and alliances, said it’s about meeting the passengers where they want to go.

“For nearly 30 years, United has provided a critical link between the U.S. and London, maintaining service throughout the pandemic and strategically growing our schedule to keep our customers in these key global business centers connected,” he said. “London is an integral part of United’s network, and we remain confident demand will continue to grow, particularly as international business travel returns in 2022.”

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