Embark on an incredible journey with United Airlines as they join forces with the Lufthansa Group and Deutsche Bahn to introduce a revolutionary travel experience. Imagine flying into Frankfurt Airport and seamlessly continuing your adventure with a train journey to 25 different cities in Germany - all on a single, integrated ticket. Let's delve into the details of this exciting collaboration.
United's recent partnership allows travelers to purchase a unified ticket that combines both air and train travel, creating a hassle-free and efficient way to explore Europe. This groundbreaking initiative opens up a world of possibilities, enabling you to connect with some of the most captivating destinations effortlessly.
A Unified Adventure: Fly and Rail Together
The integrated ticket, now in effect, caters to those flying through Frankfurt Airport. With this ticket, travelers can extend their journey beyond the airport, exploring not only various cities in Germany but also Basel, Switzerland. The best part? A single fare covers the entirety of your trip, making travel planning more straightforward and cost-effective.
Key Highlights of the Unified Ticket:
- Seamless transition from air to rail travel.
- Access to 25 cities in Germany and Basel, Switzerland.
- A single fare for both flight and train travel.
Stefan Kreuzpaintner, Senior Vice President of Network, Alliances, and Partnerships at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, emphasizes the ease and convenience this partnership brings to travelers. He notes that the collaboration with partners has consistently expanded intermodal services across Europe, offering a premium travel experience for those journeying to and from the USA.
Travel Simplified: Boarding Passes, Priority Services, and More
Booking one of these integrated tickets not only streamlines your travel but also enhances your overall experience. Receive both your flight and train boarding passes during check-in, ensuring a smooth transition between the two modes of transport. Additionally, travelers can enjoy priority baggage handling and other services in the AiRail check-in area at Frankfurt Airport.
Exclusive Benefits for United MileagePlus Members:
- Earn miles for the rail portion of your integrated ticket.
- Access to Deutsche Bahn lounges for eligible customers.
As an extra bonus, these integrated tickets come with transfer and connection protection, providing peace of mind in case of delays or breakdowns.
Unlocking Europe: The Ease of Train Travel
Trains offer one of the most convenient ways to explore Europe, with options ranging from inter-city trains to high-speed lines like the Eurostar. Deutsche Bahn, operating over 40,000 trains daily across 5,700 stations, stands as a testament to the efficiency and extensive network of train travel in Europe.
- Deutsche Bahn and its French counterpart are working on a high-speed connection between Paris and Berlin, reducing travel time to a remarkable 7 hours.
United Airlines' collaboration with Deutsche Bahn and the Lufthansa Group marks a significant leap in travel innovation. This seamless integration of air and rail travel not only simplifies the journey but also opens doors to a multitude of captivating destinations. Fly into Germany, hop on a train, and let the adventure unfold effortlessly — the ultimate travel experience awaits!