How Good Is Apple’s Deal With United? Here Are Some Benchmarks

It's tempting to try to ascertain Apple's discount on business class airfares between San Francisco and Shanghai after this month's leak of United Airlines client information. The info wasn't detailed enough to draw firm conclusions, but industry providers can offer some context.

According to banners posted at a United staff event, Apple purchases 50 business class seast per day between San Francisco and Shanghai. It spends $35 million annually with United on that route alone. That's good for an average fare of roughly $3,836 . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.

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