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5 off-the-radar places to travel to this summer

By The Hub team, June 21, 2016

Summertime was meant for traveling, and you deserve a vacation. But while the rest of the world is headed to Nantucket, Spain and the Côte d'Azur, why not consider somewhere off the beaten path? Check out these five destinations (commonly considered more “winter appropriate") that are terrific, affordable picks come July and August.

Maui, Hawaii

You may think of Hawaii as a tropical escape for cold, dreary months. But the best time to visit is actually “low season," when you'll find better deals on airfare and hotels and temps hovering in the '80s. Plus, you'll actually be able show off that tan when you get home!

Where to Stay: The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

During the winter, Jackson Hole is a snow-covered paradise for skiers and snowboarders. But come June, this picturesque valley takes on a whole new life. Hiking trails are open, the chic “wild Western" town is buzzing, the national parks are bustling with visitors and the Snake River is prime for fishing and rafting.

Where to stay: Amangani Hotel

Belize

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Belize

Head to this traditional winter getaway in the summer for gorgeous beaches, green rainforests and some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. The only downfall is that summer is Belize's rainy season so you may find yourself caught in a few sun showers. But that's a small price to pay for drastically lower rates and minimal crowds.

Where to Stay: Jaguar Reef Lodge & Spa

Innsbruck, Austria

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Innsbruck, Austria

This fairy-tale-like city in Tyrol, Austria, is home to two winter Olympics and well-regarded as a world capital for snow sports. But in the summer, the hills are still very much alive. Think: dramatic outdoor scenery, alfresco dining and high-end art gallery hopping among the cobblestone streets. Oh, and did we mention that hotel rates drop tremendously once the ski season ends?

Where to stay: Hotel Grand Europa

Jamaica

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Jamaica

The Caribbean is traditionally an East Coast cold-month getaway. But summers in Jamaica are particularly great, thanks to temperatures in the '80s and a practically non-existent hurricane season. As for hotel prices, your wallet will thank you.

Where to Stay: Rockhouse Hotel

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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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