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Nursing mother at Washington Dulles International Airport

By United Newsroom, October 07, 2015

Many people have inquired about one of our customers who asked about a private area in the terminal where she could use a breast pump. In that terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport, there currently aren't areas designated for use by nursing mothers. For several months, United and the Dulles Airport operator have been working to set up nursing rooms throughout the airport. We expect those rooms will be available by year-end.

In some newer airport terminals, we have set aside private facilities for nursing rooms.

We have spoken with the customer and the agent, a long-time United employee who told us she understood the customer was requesting a private area. The agent's intention was to explain that the only areas completely private at that time were a family restroom and the pet-relief area. The agent was not advising or directing the customer to use the pet-relief area.

When nursing rooms aren't available, for some moms, a family restroom may be an acceptable choice, and employees may point them toward the nearest family restroom. All nursing moms are welcome to nurse or use a breast pump in any of our public facilities or on our aircraft, as well. Our employees have been instructed to accommodate moms – consistent of course with any safety and security regulations.

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.

United cargo connects products to people all over the world this holiday season

By The Hub team, November 23, 2020

Critical medical shipments – Check.

High-tech electronics – Check.

2.7 million pounds of lobster? Check.


While this year's holiday gatherings will look a little different, millions of people around the world will still carry on the tradition of celebrating the holidays with a meal.

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