Teaming up for a TSA Pre✓® enrollment event at Penn Station - United Hub

We team up with TSA for a TSA Pre✓® enrollment event at Penn Station

By The Hub team, December 30, 2019

Starting January 13, we will host a TSA Pre✓® enrollment event at our ticketing office located at Penn Station. This TSA Pre✓® enrollment event will run from January 13 until December 18, 2020, Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. CLEAR registration will also be available at this time. Complete an online application and schedule your appointment here.

MileagePlus® members may use 10,000 miles for a payment code that covers the TSA Pre✓® fee for new and renewal applications.

Or, if you're a UnitedSM Explorer Cardmember, you get an $85 TSA Pre✓® fee credit every 4 years when you pay with your Card. See United.com/ExplorerBenefits.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) manages and operates an expedited security screening program, allowing certain travelers to move through security more quickly and easily when departing from participating airports in the U.S. Eligible travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or light jackets. Children ages 12 and under may accompany an eligible traveler through TSA Pre✓®. TSA, not United, selects travelers for expedited screening.

The ultimate travel experience

CLEAR is a service that can be used with TSA Pre✓® to get you through airport security even faster – so you can enjoy the best of both! Here's how it works:

CLEAR

Instead of waiting in line to show your physical ID, use the dedicated CLEAR Lane to quickly confirm your identity with a blink or tap.

TSA Pre✓®

Once you're CLEAR, our friendly Ambassadors will escort you straight to physical screening, where you can enjoy the benefits of TSA Pre✓® (shoes on, laptop away, etc.).

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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