As fierce competition with Southwest and Frontier continues at Denver, United announced a First Class fare sale on flights to and from DEN today. That’s certainly one way to distinguish UA from the LCCs.
images courtesy of United Airlines
The fares are not bad, but still much too high to justify a trip in United First. With complimentary elite upgrades starting on March 19, UA also probably figures it might as well attempt to make a few extra bucks on the First Class seats before they go to upgraders (or perhaps they are starting to move to the CO model of reasonably pricing First Class seats and actually selling out the premium cabins before upgrades are processed?). If you are interested, purchase by February 23. Sample o/w fares below:
There’s just one thing that bothers me: why are there no engines on the aircraft (737?) in the picture above? Is UA going to announce new glider service from DEN later this week? That too might explain the lowered First Class prices…