United Airlines has just made travel in Europe a breeze with its innovative partnership with the Lufthansa Group and Deutsche Bahn. Now, travelers flying through Frankfurt Airport can embark on an exciting journey across 25 different cities in Germany and Basel, Switzerland, all with a single ticket that seamlessly combines both air and rail travel.
This groundbreaking collaboration, put in effect in November 2023, introduces a convenient and cost-effective solution for adventurers eager to explore the beauty of Europe. Let’s dive into the details of this unique travel experience.
In a move that opens up a world of possibilities, United Airlines joined forces with Deutsche Bahn to offer an integrated ticket that covers both flights and train rides. This means travelers can effortlessly transition from the sky to the rails, unlocking the potential to discover new destinations in an eco-friendly and efficient way.
The Seamless Experience:
- Travelers booking integrated tickets receive both flight and train boarding passes during check-in.
- Priority baggage handling and exclusive services in the AiRail check-in area at Frankfurt Airport enhance the overall travel experience.
- United MileagePlus members can earn valuable miles for the rail segment of their journey.
- Eligible customers enjoy access to Deutsche Bahn lounges, adding a touch of luxury to their travel.
As a cherry on top, these integrated tickets provide transfer and connection protection in case of delays or breakdowns. This ensures a stress-free and smooth journey, allowing travelers to focus on the excitement of their European adventure.
Exploring Europe by Rail
Trains are a fantastic way to explore the picturesque landscapes of Europe, offering a variety of options from inter-city trains to renowned lines like the Eurostar. Deutsche Bahn, with its impressive fleet of over 40,000 trains operating daily across 5,700 stations, stands as a reliable partner in this venture.
Exciting developments are underway as Deutsche Bahn, in collaboration with its French counterpart, works on a high-speed connection between Paris and Berlin. This ambitious project aims to directly link these two major cities in just seven hours, providing even more opportunities for seamless travel across Europe.
In the words of Stefan Kreuzpaintner, Senior Vice President of Network, Alliances, and Partnerships at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, “Connecting amazing places on both sides of the Atlantic has never been so easy.” This partnership not only simplifies travel logistics but also transforms the journey itself into a premium experience.
Embark on a European adventure like never before – explore 25 cities in Germany and Basel with United’s new air and rail travel ticket. Say goodbye to the hassle of separate bookings and hello to a seamless, exciting journey across the heart of Europe.