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United AIrlines

United Aircraft and Transport Corporation was formed in 1929, when Airplane pioneer William Boeing merged his company with Prat & Whitney, after buying Varney Air Lines – which made the first scheduled airline service in the country’s history – among other airmail carriers and adding them to his own company “Boeing Air Transport”.
United Airlines operates an average of 5,656 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents from its hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines is considered the world’s largest airline in terms of number of destinations  -78 domestic mainline destinations and 108 international destinations in 69 countries across Asia, Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Africa –  operating the world’s second largest fleet with 702 aircrafts and more than 125 new aircraft deliveries from 2012 through 2019, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Airbus A350XWBs. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers.

Using United Airlines official website you can Find helpful information on everything from what type of payments they accept to answers to your most frequently asked questions. Plus, you can learn about their privacy policy and how you can contact united customer support. United Airlines web site has been made one of the most user-friendly travel sites anywhere. You can manage all your flight, hotel and car rental reservations, save up to 75% when booking hotel stays, and save time by checking in online for your flight.

Low Fare Guarantee is one of United Air lines excellent services; after you purchase your ticket from United Airlines (with qualifying billing address) , and if you find a published retail price online, for the same United flight, itinerary and cabin, that is lower than the fare purchased on the same day of your original United purchase by $10 or more, you will be refunded the difference and be given a 100$ Electronic Travel Certificate toward a future United flight if the lower online fare is verified.

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Shaheen Air

Shaheen Air International Limited (SAI) was established as a public limited company under the Companies Ordinance, 1984.  In 2004 it became Shaheen Air and introduced a new livery and corporate website. Today it has about fifteen airplanes and is one of the fast growing airlines. It is Pakistan’s second national carrier.

Jinnah International Airport in Karachi is Shaheen Air main hub. Shaheen Air provides passenger, cargo and charter services, to the major cities of Pakistan and has been operating flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Kuwait, Doha and Muscat from the major international gateways of Pakistan.

Whenever and wherever you are, you can avail e-ticketing facility to book your tickets online at the official website of Shaheen Air. The passenger reservation number will be confirmed upon payment at Shaheen Air office or the nearest travel agent after booking online. You can view flight schedule and check flight status easily with Shaheen Air.

You can get computerized boarding card and baggage tags within seconds, using electronic check-in, boarding and baggage facility between 180 to 45 minutes prior to flight departure. Passengers will automatically be given a computer generated booking number and assigned baggage tags making your luggage easy to identify on arrival and more secured than ever before.

On 2 October 2011 Shaheen Air became the first and only Pakistani private airline to have been approved to operate Hajj or pilgrimage flights, using their own in addition to leased aircrafts. Umra Flights are available as well all year long.

Delta Air Lines

With its huge fleet of 722 crafts and more than 160 million customers served each year Delta Air lines earned the title the “world’s largest airline” in terms of fleet size, revenue passenger kilometers flown, and scheduled passenger traffic.  Delta was first born in 1924 as “Huff Daland Dusters” -an aerial crop dusting company- before it was purchased in 1928 and renamed Delta Air Service. The company did not start carrying passengers before 1929.

The airline’s hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta, Georgia is the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic (88 million passengers per year) and number of landings and takeoffs. Delta Air lines and its subsidiaries operate over 5,000 daily flights serving an extensive domestic and international network that includes 247 destinations, across all six inhabited continents.

Delta is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date, the oldest airline still operating in the United States, and is one of the four founding members of the Sky Team Airline alliance, the other three being Korean Air, Air France, and Aeromexico.

Delta Air lines offers 3cabin classes for its passengers; the first is BusinessElite Class which offers an accelerated and streamlined trip, more comfortable seats, world class dining and state of the art entertainment. First class  services on the other hand include reclining seats, Wi-Fi, an extensive entertainment library, and the full Sky Priority experience. If you want to balance your budget your choice should be Economy class, it offers the best fare guaranteed and still provide you with a comfortable and convenient flight.

Online Booking with Delta Air lines lets you arrange your travel safely and securely by providing you with real-time schedule and fare information. You can purchase your tickets instantly with a credit/debit card at their official website.

IndiGo Airline

On August 2012, and just 6 years after it began operations IndiGo has made history, it has become the first low-frae airline in India to hold the title of the largest airline in India in terms of market share with 27% of the domestic market.

IndiGo was established in early 2006, it took delivery of its first Airbus craft in July 2006 and started operations on 4 August 2006. In January 2011 IndiGo received its license to operate international flights upon completing five years of operations – according to the Indian laws and regulations-. During 2011, IndiGo have placed the largest order ever in commercial aviation of 180 Airbus Aircrafts.

Indira Gandhi International Airport is IndiGo’s main hub, from which it operates its 355 scheduled daily flights to 32 destination in India and worldwide. Its international destinations include Dubai, Muscat, Bangkok, and Singapore.

Being a low-cost carrier and in order to reduce operational expenses, IndiGo fleet consists of Airbus A320 family only; it currently operates 60 Airbus A320-200 crafts with an average fleet age of 2.3 years.

IndiGo offers Economy Class seats only in their flights, the service does not include complimentary meals or any costly frills. However it does offer a buy on-board meal program. Passengers can pay using cash or credit cards. Indigo also offers a premium service called IndiGo Plus where the passengers can obtain additional benefits like a pre-assigned seat and a complementary meal on board for a higher fare.

Using their revolutionary website, you can book a flight, check flight status or change your booking online hassle-free. Online check-in is also available plus a detailed route map.

AirBlue Airline

Even though young and small, Airblue Airline now is considered Pakistan’s second largest airline with over 20% share of the domestic market. Airblue was established in 2003 and started operations in 2004 with 3 leased planes only. The flight schedule then was limited to Karachi-Lahore and Karachi-Islamabad with 3 daily flights in each direction.

Nowadays, Airblue uses Jinnah International Airport to operate its scheduled flights linking 4 main domestic cities (Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar) with International destinations in United Arab Emirates, Oman, Turkey, and England. As of August 2012, Airblue fleet consists of 8 Airbuses; four A319-100, two A320-200, and two A340-300.

After introducing a business class for a while, the idea proved unsuccessful and Airblue converted their fleet to all economy class. The layout was 2 by 2 with inflight televisions and leather seating and the cockpit of the airblue planes are all digital. All aircraft now are in a 3 by 3 all economy layout.

E-ticketing and online booking in addition to other electronic services were first introduced in Pakistan by Airblue. Airblue website reservations system automatically retrieves all available flights and presents the lowest fares that meet the different needs of customers.

Passengers can also check published fares for any given flight, by visiting online reservations centre to retrieve current fares. Planning ahead and booking in advance save 10 to 90% on many flights, while online purchase can save up to 7%.

Blue Miles is Airblue specia frequent flyer program. Once passengers earn enough miles, they may qualify for express check in, lounge access and free tickets.

Nas Air is one of the low-fare companies that offer cheap travelling for travelers in the Middle East region. Nas Air flight tickets are cheap alright, but – as is the case in all other low- fare airlines- services are limited to a minimum and on board services are offered for sale during the flight.Still though, you can choose from the 3 classes Nas Air offers for their flights, each class has different services and limitations. If yo’re interested please go on reading..

Fly Xtra Fares is the first Class equivalent, reservations may be changed or cancelled up to 6 hours prior to scheduled flight departure. There are No change fees for date/time/route changes, fare difference only to be paid, and name change is not permitted. Cancellation Fee is 100 SAR, per Customer, per sector, balance in credit for 1 year For Baggage Allowance you can hold Maximum 2 pieces of maximum 23 kg each, maximum dimensions of 158cm (H+W+D) per piece. You may also carry one bag into the cabin, maximum 10kg weight and dimensions of no more than 56cm x 23cm x 36cm. Plus a laptop or handbag.

Fly Smooth Fares, on the other hand, may be changed or cancelled up to 24 hours prior to scheduled flight departure, and Nas Air will charge you 100 SAR to change date/time/route, plus any fare difference and name change is not permitted. Cancellation Fee stays the same; 100 SAR  per Customer, per sector, balance in credit for 1 year.

Maximum Baggage Allowance is 1 piece of maximum 23 kg, maximum dimensions of 158cm (H+W+D), and you may also carry one bag into the cabin, maximum 10kg weight and dimensions of no more than 56cm x 23cm x 36cm. Plus a laptop or handbag.

Finally, Fly Lite Fares, the cheapest of them all, does not permit any changes or cancellations, and does not offer any free hold baggage allowance – if you wish to check-in your baggage you can select another fare type or pre-pay for your excess baggage to save up to 60% on airport charges

You may also carry one bag into the cabin, maximum 10kg weight and dimensions of no more than 56cm x 23cm x 36cm. Plus a laptop or handbag.

 

Swiss Airlines

After the 2002 bankruptcy of Swissair, Switzerland’s former flag carrier Swiss International Air Lines was formed to be the new flag carrier of Switzerland from its main hub in Zurich operating scheduled services in Europe and North America, South America, Africa and Asia.

SWISS operates a highly varied fleet with a total of 90 aircraft – 27 for longhaul and 57 for medium- and shorthaul routes, and a further 6 that are operated on behalf of (wet lease) SWISS.

The fleet currently comprises six different kind of aircraft: For long distances, SWISS counts on Airbus A340-300 and A330-300 for shorter flights on the Airbus A320 family (A319, A320, A321) and Avro RJ 100.

Swiss First Class provides its lucky passengers with Comfort, luxury, tranquility and privacy – almost like in their own jet. Plus fine services that leaves nothing to be desired. Relax in the stylish ambience of your lounge and let them pamper you with the famous Swiss hospitality.

Whether on long-haul flights or  in Europe, enjoy time to relax, time to work, time for gourmet moments and the good feeling that you will be fresh and alert for your next meeting. SWISS Business offers optimum combination of flexibility, efficiency and comfort.

Count on top value for money, excellent service, a soft spot for children, and our technically advanced fleet, when travelling on the economy class with Swiss.

In addition to Mobile Services – with applications suitable for all kinds of smart phones – the Swiss official website presents you with other useful services and tables such as online timetable, Automated Check-in, and Arrival and departure service. You can also benefit from the current offers, services and information.