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Chief Diversity Officer, Greg Jones, named to 2017 EBONY Power 100

By Matt Adams, December 04, 2017

As a testament to his work in helping create a culture of true diversity and inclusion here at United, Chief Diversity Officer Greg Jones has joined a list of influential and inspirational African American leaders on the 2017 EBONY Power 100 list.

At a gala in Los Angeles last Friday, Greg was honored alongside an extraordinary group of business, entertainment and sports notables including actor Dwayne Johnson, comedian Dave Chappelle, musicians Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, and NBA athlete Russell Westbrook.

Greg was honored as one of 15 Power Players, a list that included ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey and entertainer Byron Allen. United sponsored the Trendsetter category at Friday's ceremony, recognizing the pioneers who are shifting trends and breaking cultural molds in business.

Greg Jones, United's Chief Diversity Officer

Outside of his day-to-day work here at the airline, Greg is heavily involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Advisory Board for the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals and as a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a group committed to advancing the role and contributions of black business executives. He also works tirelessly as a mentor to Chicago-area youth, using his background in electrical engineering to help young people pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Since joining United, Greg has continually encouraged employees to stand face-to-face with the preconceived notions they might harbor toward their colleagues based on cultural background, gender and sexuality, and he has challenged everyone to communicate openly and honestly and engage in frank conversations about those issues in an effort to shatter the cultural taboos surrounding those topics.

Greg joins last year's honoree, EVP, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Brett Hart, as only the second United leader to ever be included in the EBONY Power 100.

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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