United and Jaguar Partner for All-Electric Ground Transfer Service

United Airlines and Jaguar North America have launched the first gate-to-gate airport transfer service powered by an all-electric fleet in the United States. Starting this month at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, select MileagePlus Premier members can avail of chauffeured rides between their connecting aircraft in the 2023 Jaguar I-PACE HSE, the first all-electric performance SUV from Jaguar. The vehicles will go into service at United hubs in Denver, Houston, Newark/New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles by the end of the year. These SUVs are expected to make an estimated 60 trips per day and transfer over 1,000 United customers daily.

“The new United-Jaguar ground transfer program offers travelers a moment of luxury and ease, while also raising sustainability standards for the airline industry,” said Marketing & Loyalty VP and MileagePlus President Luc Bondar. “United is working to lead with innovation and purpose that motivates the industry to do better for our customers and communities. Partnering with Jaguar to deploy an all-electric fleet is not only a smart business move, as we know customers consider sustainability when booking travel, it is the right thing to do.”

United’s ground transfer service is a benefit for select MileagePlus Premier members with tight connections at the air carrier’s U.S. hub airports. Members are greeted at the airport by a specialized Premier Services agent who shows the customer to the vehicle on the tarmac and accompanies them to their connecting flight.

The I-PACE now comes with an 11kW on-board charger as standard. Connecting to a 100-kW DC charger can replenish up to 63 miles of range in 15 minutes. The 2023 Jaguar I-PACE is on sale in the U.S. Through December 31, 2022, United MileagePlus members can earn 50,000 miles through the purchase or lease of a new Jaguar vehicle.

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