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Severe Winter Weather Expected to Affect United and Continental Flights in Midwest

13/12/2010 08:58

CHICAGO, (PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced travel options for United Airlines and Continental Airlines customers whose flight plans may be affected by severe winter weather forecast for the Midwest this weekend.  Weather conditions are expected to make air travel difficult, with the likelihood of delays and cancellations of flights at United's hub at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Continental's hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Operations at other airports throughout the Midwest will also be affected by severe weather. Customers should check their flight status on or before leaving for the airport.

Change Flights for No Fee at or

Customers scheduled on flights to, from or through the region, including Chicago and Cleveland, through Dec. 13 may reschedule their itinerary with a one-time date or time change, and the change fees will be waived.  If a flight has been canceled, a refund in the original form of payment may be requested.  Complete details and eligible travel dates are available at and

The fastest and most convenient way to change travel plans is via or, and customers should continue to manage their reservations on the respective company's website from which their ticket was purchased.  Customers may also book a new reservation, change an existing reservation or check flight status by calling United Reservations at 800-UNITED-1 or Continental Reservations at 800-525-0280 or their travel agent. Another excellent way to receive information about flight delays, cancellations and gate changes is with United's EasyUpdate service or Continental's TripAlert service, which provide customers notifications via phone, text or e-mail.

About United Continental Holdings, Inc.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate a total of approximately 5,800 flights a day to 371 airports on six continents from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. United's and Continental's more than 80,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. For more information about United Continental Holdings, Inc., go to For more information about the airlines, see and, and follow each company on Twitter and Facebook.

SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.

CONTACT: United Continental Holdings, Inc., Worldwide Media Relations, +1-312-997-8640,, or +1-713-324-5080,

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