Airline Travel

United Introduces the Game-Changing CRJ-550 Aircraft

In an effort to make regional flying more enjoyable and customer-friendly, United is introducing a new aircraft, the Bombardier CRJ-550, at the end of the month. Tickets for these selected routes go on sale starting Saturday, October 12 for travel beginning Sunday, October 27, 2019.

The CRJ-550 is the world’s only 50-seat regional aircraft to offer true first-class seating and other premium amenities, including:

  • Space for every passenger to bring a roller bag on board.
  • A self-serve refreshment center for United First customers featuring a wide assortment of snacks and beverages.
  • More overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline.
  • Wi-Fi equipped aircraft.

Initially, the CRJ 550 will fly between Chicago O’Hare and:

  • Allentown, Pennsylvania (ABE)
  • Bentonville, Arkansas (XNA).
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID)
  • Cincinnati (CVG)
  • Columbus, Ohio (CMH)
  • Des Moines, Iowa (DSM)
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR)
  • Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO)
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (IND),
  • Madison, Wisconsin (MSN)
  • Oklahoma City (OKC)
  • Richmond, Virginia (RIC)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (STL)
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL)

Additional cities will be added over the coming weeks from United hubs in Chicago, New York/Newark, and Washington Dulles. For additional details, including fares and schedules, visit

Image: Rendering of the interior of the new CRJ-550. Bombardier.

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