United Airlines has announced the inauguration of a new seasonal service between San Francisco and Amsterdam, its fifth to the Netherlands.
The American company offers a daily flight between its base in San Francisco airport and Amsterdam-Schiphol airport, operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that can accommodate 48 passengers in Business class and 204 in Economy, including 88 in Economy Plus. The flights take off at 2:55 p.m. (arrival the next day at 10:20 a.m.), and leave the Netherlands at 2:50 p.m. (arrival at 4:50 p.m.). United Airlines already serves Amsterdam from Chicago, Houston, Newark and Washington; it competes on its new line with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (eleven flights per week, and with its ally Delta Air Lines ten other routes between Amsterdam and the USA).
The Star Alliance carrier has launched the biggest network expansion ever at its San Francisco hub, including the opening of routes to Toronto and Everett this summer and to Melbourne and Delhi next winter. On the other hand, its new Premium class is now deployed on around fifteen routes departing from San Francisco, Newark-Liberty and Washington-Dulles (it will be 21 routes at the end of May), 42 aircraft having been reconfigured to date according to Fightglobal: 767-300ERs, 777-200ERs and all 777-300ERs – plus the 787-10 Dreamliners in which it is fitted as standard (the majority of the 186 long-haul aircraft will be equipped by the end of 2020).
Passengers benefit from a better level of service before they even board, with a higher baggage allowance and Premier Access priority check-in and boarding.
United Airlines also offers discounted access to United Clubs for passengers traveling in Premium Class. Once on board, passengers benefit from a wider seat offering more comfort as well as a higher degree of recline compared to the standard seat in Economy Plus or Economy, as well as a hearty welcome meal , mid-flight snacks and pre-arrival catering.