United to Introduce Daily D.C. to Rome Service

Those of us who live in the Washington, D.C. owe thanks to United Airlines for introducing daily flights between Washington’s Dulles Airport and Rome, starting in April 2007. This news is particularly welcome since Alitalia suspended the only non-stop flight from the D.C. area to Italy (it eliminated its daily flight to Milan).

The Washington to Rome flight will leave at 6:16 p.m. and arrive in Rome at 8:50 a.m. the next day. United’s Rome-D.C. flight will depart the Eternal City at 10:55 a.m., landing at Dulles at 2:40 p.m. United will use 777s to fly the route. Tickets are on sale now.

HINT: When an airline introduces a new route, it is often easier to use frequent flyer miles for awards on that new flight. CHECK NOW for your summer 2007 travel plans!