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-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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