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U.S.-Mexico Chamber honors Oscar and United’s 50 years of uniting two great nations

By The Hub team, November 17, 2016

50 years after our inaugural flight from Houston to Monterrey, Mexico launched United's role in cultivating cultural, historical and commercial ties between the U.S. and Mexico, Oscar accepted the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Mid-America Chapter 2016 Double-Eagle Award on our behalf yesterday at the Chamber's annual award dinner. Each year the organization selects award recipients based on their partnerships and commitment to building stronger relations between the two countries.

Oscar Munoz, CEO

Oscar was also the keynote speaker at the dinner, where he noted the contributions of our employees in providing nearly 6 million customers to and from Mexico every year with air service that is vital to the success of our airline.

"Our service has grown in size and importance, with United now flying to more destinations in Mexico than any other U.S. carrier," said Oscar. "Our Mexico service stimulates trade, tourism, cultural visits, educational exchanges and, of course, we know how vitally important it is in keeping families connected. United is committed to fulfilling our role in connecting our two countries, and to making sure that the next chapter in our shared story is a bright one. This award is not only a celebration of the work we've done. It is a symbol of the work we will do together to advance our mutual goal of improving trade and travel between Mexico and the United States. I want to thank all of the employees and customers who have been a part of this journey with us these past 50 years and look forward to the next 50 years of this wonderful partnership."

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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