(New York, NY)
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has announced collaboration with
United Airlines to offer discounted fares for fanciers and their
dogs traveling to AKC events.
Discounts will be available to anyone traveling
to or from an AKC event with a 2- night minimum stay. Depending
on class of service and how far in advance of the travel date tickets
are purchased, United will offer 5% to 15% off published fares.
Fanciers may obtain the discount by contacting United¹s
Special Reservations at 800-521-4041 and using the code “515SP.”
The airline will maintain a database of the dates and locations
of AKC events and the code will be provided to AKC Superintendents
for inclusion in their Premium Lists.
For dogs, certificates for 50% discounted travel
will be available through AKC parent clubs for any dog flying as
“checked baggage” in medium to large crates (300 through
700 Vari-Kennel Sizes) on United domestic flights. Passengers holding
the certificates and with dogs in crates within these sizes will
pay $100 each way (vs. $200 for non-AKC United customers) for
the dog’s travel within the United States, Canada, Puerto
Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands on United, United Express and Ted.
United Airlines will distribute a limited number
of one-way travel discount certificates to participants in AKC events.
Available upon request, each Parent Club may receive 40 certificates
at no charge. Parent clubs interested in taking advantage of the
offer should send an e-mail message to Daphna Straus at firstname.lastname@example.org
with United Travel Certificate in the subject line.
Indicate your club¹s name, the total number
of certificates you would like to receive for your club, and a single
The agreement runs through July 15, 2005. During
this time, the AKC and United will also feature AKC programming
and public service messages as part of the airline¹s on-air
entertainment, as well as AKC advertorial content in United’s
Hemispheres in-flight magazine.