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5 ways to pack smarter

By The Hub team, December 15, 2015

How To Pack Smarter

Going on a trip soon? Follow these packing tips so you can worry less about what to bring and focus more on what you'll be doing once you reach your destination.

1. Less is more

The pros know you can pack up to three weeks' worth of clothing and toiletries in a carry-on if you plan accordingly.

2. Don't fold — roll

Rolling clothing items saves space and allows you to see everything you packed with ease. Plus, your clothes are likely to have fewer wrinkles once you get to your destination.

3. Use every nook and cranny

Make use of every inch of space in your suitcase. For example, save space by stuffing rolled-up socks in your shoes.

4. Keep the important stuff close

Original travel documents such as visas and passports should be carried in a bag on your person while traveling. Make extra copies of these documents and stash them in your luggage just in case.

5. Mix and match

Triple the number of outfits you bring by packing pieces of clothing that can be rearranged and worn with one another. This goes for shoes and accessories, too.

For more helpful packing tips, visit our baggage information center.

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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