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Exploring Newark Airport Terminal C

By The Hub team, June 19, 2017

Updated on December 14, 2017

When we reimagined Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport, we wanted to create a place for travelers that offered food and experiences that were both inspiring and delicious. Here's a look at what's happening around Terminal C.

Wanderlust

Phil grabs a bite with Catalina and John at Josh Capon's Wanderlust Burger Bar where the burger and beer options are endless. The fried pickles are a delicious and the bar stretches past several gates, making it a convenient stop. While you're there try the Truffle Burger, and if ordering the Bison Burger, we recommend getting the Tater Tot Poutine on the side — it's a crowd favorite. Complete your meal with a featured stout, ale, Belgium lager and more from an impressive beer list. You'll be raising a glass to your adventure in no time.

Check out the video below brought to you by Buzzfeed's Tasty to see how the Tater Tot Poutine is made. And if you're tempted to try it home, read on for the recipe.

TATER TOT POUTINE RECIPE  Servings:  6  INGREDIENTS \u2014 \u00bd pound frozen tater tots, 1 tablespoon olive oil, \u00bc cup finely diced yellow onion, 1 cup beef stock, divided,  1 tablespoon cornstarch,  Salt and pepper, to taste,  2 teaspoons truffle oil (optional), \u00bd cup white cheddar cheese curds, 2 tablespoons finely sliced chives (garnish),  \u00bd ounce shaved black truffle (optional garnish)  PREPARATION: 1) Preheat oven to 425\u2109.   2) Spread the tater tots in even layer on cookie sheet. Bake 15\u201320 minutes or until crispy and brown. Season with salt and pepper. Turn oven down to 350\u2109. 3) Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil and onion. Saute until translucent, about 2\u20133 minutes. 4) While onions cook, combine 2 tablespoons of beef stock with cornstarch to make slurry. Set aside.  5) Add the remaining beef stock to onions in pan. Bring to simmer. 6) Whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Gravy will thicken quickly. Season with salt and pepper, then fold in truffle oil. Keep warm. 7) Add crisp tater tots to large skillet. Sprinkle cheese curds evenly over top. Bake 6\u20138 minutes or until cheese gets melty.   8) Ladle gravy over top of tots. 9) Garnish with chives. Tater Tot Poutine Recipe from Terminal C's Wanderlust

Chef Alain Ducasse's Saison in Terminal C at EWR Airport Saison by Chef Alain Ducasse

Saison

If it looks like we put a French Bistro in the middle of an airport, it's because we did. Relax before your flight with a meal at Saison. It's French food at it's finest, offering seafood, steaks, cheese plates and more. The steak tartare is prepared tableside with mustard, watercress, egg yolk and shallots; the crostini's are baked fresh daily from Balthazar in the heart of SoHo and don't forget about the croque monsieur, served with a creamy béchamel sauce, ham and a thick layer of melted gruyere cheese. If you're looking for a quick bite, try the onion soup gratinee or the seafood tower.

A chef shucks fresh oysters at Saison in Terminal C at EWR AirportA chef shucks oysters at Saison

At Saison, seafood arrives daily and is never frozen. Ask your server where the Oysters are from that day to complete your meal with the perfect libation — a Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with east coast oysters.

Enjoy live music every Thursday at CBGB, the birthplace of NYC's Rock, Folk and Punk music CGBG, an open-air beer garden at Newark's Terminal C

CGBG Lab

The birthplace of NYC's Rock, Folk and Punk music has found a new home in Terminal C. This open-air beer garden is a restaurant, bar and record shop, offering a classic American menu with burgers, hot dogs, prime rib, salads and wings. Love a good cocktail? Order yourself a "She's So Modern," made with Jim Beam, Amaretto and Orgeat. Don't be fooled by the name, the "Dirty Ashtray" is our favorite, a can of Tecate "dressed up" with a little salt, a little pepper and a lime wedge. If you're traveling on a Thursday, swing by for a bite and a little live music before your flight.

CIBO Gourmet Express where you can pick up a snack before your next flight Grab a snack at CIBO Gourmet Express

CIBO Gourmet Express

Do a little shopping or pick up a snack before your flight at CIBO Gourmet Express, offering a uniquely curated assortment of readymade foods for the on-the-go traveler. CIBO Signature items change seasonally and are made with only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients. From freshly prepared sushi to health-conscious dining options that include organic, gluten-free, vegan and kosher selections.

Mr. Chocolate himself, Chef Jacques Torres, shows Phil how to pipe an \u00e9clair at Melange Bakery & Caf\u00e9Mr. Chocolate himself, Chef Jacques Torres, shows Phil how to pipe an éclair

Mélange Bakery and Chocolaterie

James Beard award winner and Master Pastry Chef Jacques Torres, aka "Mr. Chocolate", is the mastermind behind Mélange Bakery and Chocolaterie. This unique bakery & café features a variety of breads, rolls and sweets, in addition to sandwiches and light entrees throughout the day. Everything here is made fresh daily, including the delicious macaroons.

Choose from over 200 types of tequila at Tacquila at Newark's Terminal CChoose from over 200 types of tequila at Tacquila

Tacquila

Tacos? Yes. Over 200 kinds of tequila? Yes, please. Featuring street tacos and a fully-stocked bar with 2,000+ bottles, chef Alex Stupak's newest restaurant is a foodie traveler's dream. The chicken, pork and duck tacos are a must-order but make sure you start your meal off with the the Veracruz shrimp cocktail. In the neighborhood for breakfast? There's a tequila sunrise and a breakfast burrito with your name on it. Tacquila is one of only two bars in the state that carries the highly coveted Clase Azul Ultra Anejo Tequila.

Enjoy grab-and-go food options at the Global Bazar at Newark's Terminal C Enjoy grab-and-go food options at the Global Bazar

Global Bazar

The Global Bazar features grab-and-go food options and food stations — from Philly cheesesteaks, made with Pat LaFrieda meat, and Italian specialty foods to Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches and freshly-made ramen noodles, the Global Bazar has everything your taste buds could want and more.

The next time you fly out of Newark Liberty International Airport, get there early to explore the many food options in Terminal C.

Looking back at a landmark year with Special Olympics

By Ryan Wilks, October 19, 2020

Earlier this summer, we shone a light on our flagship partnership with Special Olympics and our commitment to the Inclusion Revolution. In that same story, we introduced you to our four Special Olympics Service Ambassadors, Daniel, Kyle, Lauren and Zinyra (Z), who, this month, celebrate one year working at Chicago O'Hare International Airport as part of the United family.

This groundbreaking, inclusive employment program took off as a part of our ongoing partnership with Special Olympics, a community relationship that employees across the company hold close to heart. The original 'UA4' (as they call themselves) have become an integral part of the United team serving customers at O'Hare Airport. Even from behind their masks, their wide smiles and effervescent spirit exude and bring life to the service culture of excellence we strive towards every day.

"The UA4 are more than just customer service ambassadors. They are shining examples of how inclusion, accessibility and equity can have monumental impacts on the culture and service of a business and community," said Customer Service Managing Director Jonna McGrath. "They have forever changed who we are as a company. While they often talk about how United and this opportunity has changed their lives, they have changed ours in more ways than we can count."

In the two years of partnership with Special Olympics, United employees have volunteered over 10,500 hours of service at events around the world and donated over $1.2 million worth of travel to the organization.

"This inclusive employment program is what community partnerships, like ours with Special Olympics, are all about: collaborating to identify areas where the needs of the community intersect with the cultural and business opportunity, then creating the infrastructure and programming to bring the two together," said Global Community Engagement Managing Director Suzi Cabo. "Through this program, our goal is to show other companies that when you put a committed effort and focus towards inclusion and breaking down barriers, you transform lives. I challenge other business around the world to follow our lead in joining the Inclusion Revolution."

Check out the video below to hear from our Special Olympics Service Ambassadors firsthand.

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Spotlighting our own during Hispanic Heritage Month

By The Hub team, October 13, 2020

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 th through October 15th and take the time to recognize the important contributions of our colleagues of Hispanic descent in the United family.

This year, we hosted virtual events organized by our multicultural business resource group UNITE to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, covering topics ranging from immigration reform to Hispanic leadership. We're also taking a moment to highlight Latinx employees nominated by their peers for their contributions both at and outside of work.

These nominees have demonstrated leadership in their position and through their character. Take a moment to read their own words about how their background and heritage plays a role in the way they interact with customers, in how they support their colleagues and why it brings valuable perspective to their work.

Vania Wit – VP & Deputy Counsel

Photo of Vania Wit, VP & Deputy Counsel for United Airlines

"I am the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in the legal department. I am an attorney and have worked in the legal department for over 21 years and am currently responsible for a number of different legal areas – such as litigation, international, commercial and government contracts, labor, employment and benefits, antitrust. I have the privilege of working with a tremendous team of attorneys who are directly leading and managing these areas. One of the things I like most about my job is simply getting to know the backgrounds and personal stories that everyone has about their paths to United or their passion for the industry. Being the daughter of immigrants from South America and growing up in a family who relies heavily on air travel to connect us to our close family and friends is an integral part of my story and what drew me to this industry and this company."

Kayra Martinez – International Flight Attendant, FRA

Photo of Kayra Martinez on board an aircraft

"I love that my work as a flight attendant brings me all over the world and allows me to connect with diverse people across the globe. Because of my Spanish heritage, I've been able to use my language as a way to connect with passengers, crew members and people from every nationality. In addition, my heritage gives me a very close connection to family, creating community and using inclusion as a way to bring people together. After transferring to Europe, I was able to study German, more Spanish, Italian and Arabic. Outside of work, I'm the director and founder of a nonprofit organization that empowers refugees through art. Hundreds of children and adults fleeing war-torn countries have found healing through my art workshops. These refugees are currently displaced in Greece. Their stunning paintings are then sold in art galleries and communities around the world, raising awareness and putting income directly into the hands of refugee artists."

Adriana Carmona – Program Manager, AO Regulatory Compliance

Photo of Adriana standing in front of a plane engine

"I've been incredibly lucky to have amazing leaders during my time at United who have challenged me from day one to think outside the box, step out of my comfort zone and trusted me to own and deliver on the tasks assigned. I think this sense of ownership is largely shaped by my Latino background, which values responsibility, respect and accountability and taking full charge of what's in your control to be able to deliver accordingly."

Harry Cabrera – Assistant Manager, AO Customer Service, IAH

Photo of Harry Cabrera

"My desire to help people is what drove me to start my career in Customer Service over two decades ago. Currently I provide support to our coworkers and customers at IAH , the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. As a Colombian native celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, I'm proud to see the strength that my fellow Latinos forge every day at United Airlines. Family values are a cornerstone of the Latin community; I consider my coworkers to be part of my extended family. Mentor support throughout the years gave me the opportunity to grow professionally. The desire to do better and help others succeed is part of that heritage. I collaborate with our Latin American operations and create ways to improve performance. No matter what language you speak, the passion for what you do and being approachable makes the difference in any interaction."

Juciaria Meadows – Assistant Regional Manager, Cargo Sales

Photo of Juciaria Meadows in a Cargo hold

"During my 28-year career, I've worked across the system in various frontline and leadership roles in Reservations, Customer Service and Passenger Sales in Brazil. I moved to the U.S. in 2012 to work as an Account Executive for Cargo. It did not take too long for me to learn that boxes and containers have as much a voice as a passenger sitting in our aircraft. My job is to foster relationships with shippers, freight forwarders, cosignees, etc. and build strong partnerships in fair, trustworthy and caring ways where United Cargo will be their carrier of choice. That's where my background growing up in a Latino family plays an important role in my day-to-day interactions. I've done many wonderful sales trainings provided by United and my academic background , but none of them taught me more than watching my parents running their wholesale food warehouse. Developing exceptional relationships with their customers, they always treated them with trust and respect. They were successful business people with a big heart, creative, always adding a personal touch to their business relationships and I find myself doing the same. It's a lesson that is deep in my heart."

Shanell Arevalo – Customer Service Representative, DEN

Photo of Shanell Arevalo at work

"I am Belizean and Salvadoran. At a young age my family moved to California from Belize. Although I grew up in the United States , one thing my parents taught me was to never forget the culture, values and principles I was raised on. This includes showing love, compassion, and respect to all people. We learned to put our best foot forward for any situation and always put our heart and mind into everything we do. In my position as a customer service agent, it's the difference of showing the love, compassion and respect to our passengers to show that this is not just a job but rather a passion of genuinely caring for our people. Being Latina, we are raised to always take care of our family, and the way I take care of passengers is the way I would take care of my family. If there's one way I know I can make a difference with our Spanish speaking passengers, it's being able to speak the language. The glow that comes over a passenger's face when they realize there's someone who can speak Spanish is absolutely an indescribable feeling. With that glow comes comfort and joy. The small comfort they get from knowing someone can connect with them makes all the difference in their experience."

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United Cargo responds to COVID-19 challenges, prepares for what's next

By The Hub team, September 30, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, United Cargo has supported a variety of customers within the healthcare industry for over 10 years. Three key solutions – TempControl, LifeGuard and QuickPak – protect the integrity of vital shipments such as precision medicine, pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical equipment and vaccines. By utilizing processes like temperature monitoring, thermodynamic management, and priority boarding and handling, United Cargo gives customers the peace of mind that their shipments will be protected throughout their journey.

With the global demand for tailored pharmaceutical solutions at an all-time high, we've made investments to help ensure we provide the most reliable air cargo options for cold chain shipping. In April this year, we became the first U.S. carrier to lease temperature-controlled shipping containers manufactured by DoKaSch Temperature Solutions. We continue to partner with state-of-the-art container providers to ensure we have options that meet our customers' ever-changing needs.

"Providing safe air cargo transport for essential shipments has been a top priority since the pandemic began. While the entire air cargo industry has had its challenges, I'm proud of how United Cargo has adapted and thrived despite a significant reduction in network capacity and supply," said United Cargo President Jan Krems. "We remain committed to helping our customers make it through the pandemic, as well as to doing everything we can to be prepared for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution when the time comes."

Our entire team continues to prioritize moving critical shipments as part of our commitment to supporting the global supply chain. We've assembled a COVID readiness task team to ensure we have the right people in place and are preparing our airports as we get ready for the industry-wide effort that comes next.

In cooperation with our partners all over the world, United Cargo has helped transport nearly 145 million pounds of medical supplies to aid in the fight against COVID-19, using a combination of cargo-only flights and passenger flig­hts. To date, United Cargo has operated more than 6,300 cargo-only flights and has transported more than 213 million pounds of cargo worldwide.

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