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Wanna Take A Bus To The Plane?

United Airlines Introduces Bus Service from Breckenridge and Fort Collins to Denver

Taking a bus to a plane is nothing new in the aviation industry. Currently, you can actually “fly” from Allentown, PA (ABE) to Newark-Liberty (EWR) on a bus though. I actually flew that route many years back. I boarded the bus at the curve and drove to Newark and was dropped off at the curb.

Continental Express Shuttle Jan 2003 ABE
Continental Express Shuttle Jan 2003 in Allentown, PA (ABE)

Fast forward to today, February, 2021, United Airlines announced that they have a new bus service from Breckenridge, CO (QKB) or Fort Collins, CO (FNL) to Denver, CO (DEN). If you start in either Breckenridge or Fort Collins, you have to clear TSA security in Denver. You can find more details at United.com/landline.

United Landline Bus - photo courtesy of United Airlines
United Landline Bus – photo courtesy of United Airlines

Just like the Allentown to Newark service, you cannot book this service by itself, i.e. it must be with a connecting flight out of Denver.

Breckenridge to Denver by United Landline Bus - No Flights
Breckenridge to Denver by United Landline Bus – No Flights

 

How Does it Work?

Just like any other flight booking. Head over to United.com or use their App and enter your city pairs one being Breckenridge or Fort Collins, enter your dates and any other special requests and ht Continue. You should get a screen that looks like this one. By Department of Transportation (DOT) rule, the aircraft type must be displayed. Here you can see where it says “Includes Travel Operated By The Landline Company Dba UA Bus Service”:

Fort Collins to Denver by United Landline Bus - Results
Fort Collins to Denver by United Landline Bus – Results

 

Clicking on Details will show this screen which lists the “Operated by The Landline Company Dba UA Bus Service.

Breckenridge to Houston by United Landline Bus Details
Breckenridge to Houston by United Landline Bus Details

Unfortunately, there is no bus seat map.

Breckenridge to Houston by United Landline Bus Seat Map
Breckenridge to Houston by United Landline Bus Seat Map

If you are an avgeek and want to take another cus service, try the Allentown service. Here is an example of an Allentown to London trip.

Breckenridge to Houston by United Landline Bus - Allentown to London
Breckenridge to Houston by United Landline Bus – Allentown to London

 

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