By directly linking United Airlines (UA) to our time:matters network, we are now able to offer a large number of sameday transport options to the US. In addition to the existing Lufthansa connections into 16 cities, our network coverage has now expanded to a total of 48 stations in the United States.
We offer 24/7 Customer Service enabling us to book, collect and deliver your urgent shipments around the clock. All shipments are handled via our own Courier Terminal at Frankfurt Airport (tmCT) with the advantage of reduced handling times for United Airlines flights of 240 minutes for export shipments and just 120 minutes for import shipments. Each shipment is delivered and collected directly at the aircraft. The highest loading priority level, an integrated tracking system and active apron monitoring allow us to ensure maximum security.
An individual, standardized and simple pricing model applies to this special service. An all-inclusive price is offered for routes to and from Frankfurt, regardless of the US station. This means that only one tariff zone is in place, regardless of whether the shipment is travelling from Frankfurt to e.g. New York or San Francisco. In addition, all prices are available at a glance, both for airport-to-airport transports as well as door-to-door transports. It goes without saying that all our transport services can be flexibly combined with our sameday services providing Europe-wide coverage. Specially reduced Sameday Air prices apply in combination with this service for forwarding and onward carriage from/to the more than 100 Sameday Air stations in Europe we reach as part of a network of 23 airlines.
Transport example: A technical spare part is urgently needed in a production facility in the US border town of El Paso. The part is available in southern Germany. The transport order is booked during the night. The next morning, the contracted courier collects the urgent shipment and sets it on a direct route to Frankfurt, where it undergoes pre-clearance. The replacement parts are transported to El Paso on a United Airlines flight via Houston, arriving at 22:15 local time. After customs clearance, the shipment is delivered directly to the production facility the next day. Frankfurt to El Paso in less than 24 hours, including customs clearance – this is what makes our transport a cost effective alternative to On Board Courier services.
An overview of all US stations is available here: