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Winter in the Big Apple
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United Airlines
Friday November 4, 2016

As a vibrant global centre for art, culture, fashion and finance, New York offers endless avenues for visitors to explore. From the bustle of Wall Street to the hidden speakeasy bars, this destination has something for everyone and United Airlines provides the best way of getting there.

From Glasgow Airport, United offers year-round nonstop flights to its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport – so this winter why not explore the Big Apple.  Step into a scene straight from the movies by ice-skating in Central Park, or get your skates on at The Rink at Rockefeller Center amid soaring skyscrapers. Shoppers also get a seasonal treat, with pop-up holiday markets offering great gifts at Union Square, Columbus Circle and Bryant Park to name a few, and glittering window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Famed as the city that never sleeps, you won’t want to waste a moment of your NYC experience; located just 25 kilometres from downtown Manhattan, Newark Liberty airport offers the fastest surface transfer journeys to many parts of the city, including the AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, with a journey time of less than 30 minutes.  Before you know it you’ll be heading up the Empire State Building or taking your seat at the latest show on Broadway.

New York is no stranger to snow in the winter, so if you’re feeling adventurous grab a sledge and head to Central Park’s most popular spot, Pilgrim Hill (enter at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), to join in the fun. Warm up afterwards at Central Park Zoo’s Tropic Zone where you can go from chilly to tropical in seconds – follow the wooden pathways and keep your eyes open for a variety of colourful birds and creatures.

With United, Scottish customers can fly to New York in style with United BusinessFirst as the airline offers industry-leading premium products including a BusinessFirst seat that reclines 180 degrees into a lie-flat bed and features a personal on-demand entertainment system as well as laptop power and USB ports. Premium customers can also enjoy a multi-course meal accompanied by sommelier selected wines, duvet-style blankets and refreshing Cowshed skin-care products.

All customers in United Economy can enjoy complimentary beer and wine with a new, high-quality inflight dining service, whilst United Economy Plus offers up to six inches of extra legroom.

Not only does United’s service from Glasgow provide travellers with a direct link to this iconic U.S. city, it also offers easy connections beyond New York to some of the most exciting destinations across the U.S. via United’s unparalleled network, including Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

So whether you want to view masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, feel full of festive cheer with the Rockettes at their annual and incredible Radio City Christmas Spectacular, or just take in the NYC skyline by night from the Brooklyn Bridge, United provides fast, convenient flights from Glasgow to get you there.

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