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The 10 best bowls of pasta in America

By The Hub team, May 31, 2017

Pasta needs no introduction. It's the ultimate comfort food, and we'd eat it for every meal if we never had to button our pants again. It's at home anywhere, from quaint neighborhood joints with red-checkered tablecloths to the swankest fine dining in America. Here are ten of our favorite bowls, from coast to coast.

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Almond-Ricotta Tortellini with Truffle Butter at Vetri RistoranteVetri Family

Almond-Ricotta Tortellini with Truffle Butter at Vetri Ristorante (Philadelphia, PA)

The fine-dining flagship of Marc Vetri's culinary empire is tasting menu-only and personalized to every diner. So we can't promise that these subtly sweet little twists will make an appearance every night. (But here's hoping.)

1312 Spruce St., Philadelphia; 215-732-3478 or vetriristorante.com

Mafaldini with Pink Peppercorns and Parmagiano Reggiano at Lilia Cafe Evan Sung Photography/Lilia

Mafaldini with Pink Peppercorns and Parmagiano Reggiano at Lilia Cafe (Brooklyn, NY)

The pasta at this wildly popular NYC newcomer is deceptively simple. This mafaldini (think mini lasagna noodles) is topped with only three ingredients: butter, Parmesan and tingly pink peppercorn. But working together, they're astonishingly complex.

567 Union Ave., Brooklyn; 718-576-3095 or lilianewyork.com

Homemade red sauce spaghetti at Il CorvoIl Corvo

Daily Special at Il Corvo (Seattle, WA)

They're only open on weekdays during lunch, but there's always a line around the block, thanks to chef Mike Easton's otherworldly homemade pastas. He changes the menu every day to make the best use of Seattle's excellent produce—in the springtime, we always hope for the hazelnut and nettle pesto.

217 James St., Seattle; 206-538-0999 or ilcorvopasta.com

Beef Cheek Ravioli at BabboKate Previte / Babbo

Beef Cheek Ravioli at Babbo (New York, NY)

When it comes to pasta, Mario Batali is king. And though it seems like he has restaurants everywhere, there's something special about Babbo. We recommend checking out the all-pasta tasting menu (be still our hearts), but if you're going à la carte, the beef cheek ravioli is a must-try.

110 Waverly Pl., New York; 212-777-0303 or babbonyc.com

Black Truffle Gnocchi at SpiaggiaAnthony N./Yelp

Black Truffle Gnocchi at Spiaggia (Chicago, IL)

OK, we're not the only ones vouching for Spiaggia—Barack and Michelle Obama were regulars when they lived in Chicago. While we hear that the former president usually went for the wood-fired scallops, we can't resist these rich little pillows of black truffle heaven.

980 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 2, Chicago; 312-280-2750 or spiaggiarestaurant.com

Linguine with White Clam Sauce at Chef Vola's Anny G./Yelp

Linguine with White Clam Sauce at Chef Vola's (Atlantic City, NJ)

Getting into this legendary, super-old-school Italian hangout might be harder than winning the jackpot at the boardwalk casinos. There's no sign, no real menu and reservations are booked at least three months in advance. But if you ever make it in, you'll want a big plate of the briny, parsley-studded linguine and clam sauce.

111 S. Albion Pl., Atlantic City; 609-345-2022 or chefvolas.com

Ricotta Gnudi with Housemade Italian Duck Sausage at Trattoria LuccaSusie G./Yelp

Ricotta Gnudi with Housemade Italian Duck Sausage at Trattoria Lucca (Charleston, SC)

As it turns out, there's more to the Charleston food scene than shrimp and grits. This little gem of a restaurant has some of our favorite seafood, charcuterie and pasta—we especially love these airy little gnudi, with rich duck sausage ragu.

41-A Bogard St., Charleston; 843-973-3323 or luccacharleston.com

Squash Tortellini at DelfinaWing Y./Yelp

Squash Tortellini at Delfina (San Francisco, CA)

Delfina gets a lot of love for its wood-fired pizza, and with good reason. But one shouldn't overlook the food at the terrific trattoria next door. We love the creative, perfectly made pastas, like the squash tortellini with sage-infused brown butter.

3631 18th St., San Francisco; 415-552-4055 or delfinasf.com

Ricotta and Egg Raviolo at Osteria MozzaRosemary T./Yelp

Ricotta and Egg Raviolo at Osteria Mozza (Los Angeles, CA)

Be warned: This swanky L.A. hot spot has an actual mozzarella bar. It's hard to see past that, but if you've got any room left for pasta, the giant ricotta and egg raviolo is a sure thing (yolk porn abounds).

6602 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; 323-297-0100 or osteriamozza.com

Spicy Rigatoni Vodka at CarbonePaul A./Yelp

Spicy Rigatoni Vodka at Carbone (New York, NY)

Everything is outrageous at Carbone, from the portions to the prices to the flavors. We wanted to hate the Insta-ready signature rigatoni, but it was just too good, thanks to a heavenly mix of onion puree, béchamel, tomatoes and Calabrian chiles.

181 Thompson St., New York; 212-254-3000 or carbonenewyork.com


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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.

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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