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Our 'New Spirit of United' goes international

By The Hub team, March 24, 2017

On Saturday our first Boeing 777-300ER — the New Spirit of United — will depart from San Francisco International Airport bound for Hong Kong International Airport on its first international flight. This flight will be the first international flight featuring both our full United Polaris — direct-aisle-access seats along with our widely acclaimed United Polaris service and amenities, which debuted in December.

Ursa, the new name of the limited edition United Polaris bear

To celebrate this milestone, we're excited to bring back our limited edition United Polaris bear, officially named Ursa — this time with her name embroidered on her paw and a special cape showcasing the "New Spirit of United." She's named for the constellation Ursa Minor (the Little Dipper), anchored by the star Polaris. Ursa will greet all United Polaris customers on flights between March 25 and 31.

Traveling in a United Polaris cabin over the next week? Take a picture with Ursa and share it on our Twitter handle @United, using the hashtag #DreamPolaris.

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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