3 new food and drink items to be excited about on United flights - United Hub

3 new food and drink items to be excited about

By The Hub team, April 29, 2016

Whether you're heading home from a business trip or embarking on a vacation with the family, we're building an inflight experience of comfort and familiarity — with food and beverages playing a small but important role. Starting May 1, you'll be able to enjoy new food and beverage options on your next flight.

Garrett Popcorn

Indulge in a taste of Chicago

Garrett Popcorn has been a Chicago tradition since 1949 and many customers make travel plans to fly through Chicago just to stop at the Garrett location in the O'Hare Airport. Now you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the Garrett Mix® of CheeseCorn and CaramelCrisp® at 30,000 feet. The popcorn will be available for $3.99 on all flights over two hours in the United States, Caribbean, Latin America and Guam.

United Ben Flying Bear

Ben Flyin' is back with snacks

With the Ben Flyin' Snackbox, kids can enjoy an assortment of delicious options including a turkey stick, animal crackers, fruit snacks and apple sauce while playing fun games featuring our Adventure Bear and the popular Wikki Stix toy. The snackbox will be available for $4.99 and offered on all flights over two hours in the United States, Caribbean, Latin America and Guam. Ben Flyin' Adventure Bear is not part of snackbox purchase.

Traveler Grapefruit Shandy

Sip on a refreshing craft beer

Now that summer is approaching, it's the perfect time to enjoy a seasonal favorite, the Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy. The craft beer will be available in United Economy® for $7.99 and complimentary in premium cabins on all flights through July. Cheers to warmer weather.

And don't forget, illy's delicious signature scuro dark roast is coming on board flights in July. It will be the perfect complement to our free stroopwafel now offered to all United Economy customers on morning flights within North and Central America.

Visit united.com or use the United app to give these new options a taste on your next flight.

United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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