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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.

United Airlines t  fly the m st e  -friendly    mmer ial flight  f its kind

By United Airlines

Hist ri "Flight f r the Planet" mbines the use f bi fuel, zer -waste measures and arb n ffsets t signifi antly minimize impa t n the envir nment

United Airlines, a l ngstanding leader am ng all gl bal arriers in envir nmental sustainability is p ised t make hist ry, t m rr w, n W rld Envir nment Day with the departure f the Flight f r the Planet, the m st e -friendly mmer ial flight f its kind in the hist ry f aviati n. n the Flight f r the Planet, United will be me the first kn wn airline t dem nstrate all f the f ll wing key a ti ns n a single mmer ial flight: utilizati n f sustainable aviati n bi fuel; zer abin waste eff rts; arb n ffsetting; and perati nal effi ien ies.

The flight will depart fr m United's h met wn hub f hi ag 'Hare f r its "e -hub" in L s Angeles, where sustainable aviati n bi fuel has helped p wer all the airline's flights fr m the S uthern alif rnia hub sin e 016. The Flight f r the Planet further illustrates United's mmitment t its b ld pledge t redu e its arb n f tprint by 50% by 050.

Winter weather to impact operations at ORD and throughout midwest

By United Airlines, January 29, 2019

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 30

With the severe weather continuing to affect the Midwestern region, we will again reduce our schedule at Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) through Friday morning. Safety is our top priority, and we are continuing to take every possible precaution to ensure our employees are safe while working in these extreme and severe conditions. We encourage customers who are traveling to, from or through the Midwestern region to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport, as well as visit united.com or use the United app for the latest updates and developments. Additionally, we have a travel waiver in place for customers traveling from, to and through O'Hare through February 1.

Tuesday, January 29

With safety as our top priority, we are significantly reducing our schedule at Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) beginning this evening through Thursday morning. We'll continue to monitor the weather situation and make additional changes to the schedule based on the conditions at the time. We encourage customers who are traveling to, from or through the Midwestern region to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport, as well as visit united.com or the United app for the latest updates and developments. We also encourage our customers to check their city's public transportation schedules when traveling to and from the airport for any disruptions in scheduling. Additionally, we have a travel waiver in place for customers traveling from, to and through Chicago O'Hare through February 1.

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Doing our part to #SheddTheStraw

By United Airlines, September 06, 2018

You may think that foregoing a single plastic straw won't effect change, but small actions can lead to big changes. That's why we are eliminating non-recyclable plastic stirring sticks and cocktail picks on our aircraft, and replacing them with an environmentally-friendly alternative made out of bamboo. Starting in early November, you'll see these items onboard our planes. It's a small, but meaningful step to help minimize the impact plastic products have on our environment.

Hurricane Lane update: On approach to Hawaii

By United Airlines, August 23, 2018

As of Thursday afternoon, Hurricane Lane is still a Category 4 hurricane and continues to track toward the Hawaiian Islands. Current forecasts predict Lane will make a turn to the west and not make landfall. However, the current track and speed are already producing large amounts of rain. Some areas could see more than 30 inches of rain during the storm. With the forecasted rain and accompanying high winds, the Network Operations Center (NOC) has made the decision with the Hawaii station to cancel flight in and out of Kahului Airport (OGG) in Maui tomorrow — Friday, August 24. Additionally, the first two arrivals into Kona International Airport (KOA) on the Island of Hawaii will be delayed by approximately three hours on Friday. All other island stations are making storm preparations and planning normal operations.

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