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The 15 most beautiful cities in the entire world

By The Hub team, April 06, 2017

We have a soft spot for cute small towns and rolling countrysides, but there's something to be said for big, bustling cities. And if you ask us, even concrete jungles can be drop-dead gorgeous. Here are the 15 most stunning cities around the globe.

Barcelona, Spain

We're head over heels for Gaudí's whimsical architecture, the medieval Gothic quarter and the sprawling Mediterranean coastline.

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San Francisco, California

From the hilly streets with bay views to the Golden Gate, cloaked in fog, San Fran proves the West Coast might be the best coast.

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Rome, Italy

What we'd give to be drinking wine and eating spaghetti carbonara in an ancient Roman piazza right now...

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Vancouver, Canada

Urban sophistication meets the great outdoors in this British Columbia metropolis. Definitely worth a visit if you've never been.

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Paris, France

Need we say more?

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Kyoto, Japan

It's hard not to be enamored by Kyoto's tradition wooden machiya houses, golden pagodas and towering bamboo forests.

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Porto, Portugal

Often overlooked by Lisbon, this charming city in northern Portugal is like a fairy tale. Crayola-colored houses on steep cobblestone streets that overlook the Douro River? Sign us up.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

We'd be perfectly happy spending the rest of our lives on Ipanema Beach with a caipirinha in hand.

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Bruges, Belgium

This preserved medieval town is famous for its chocolate and beer. Consider us sold.

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Cartagena, Colombia

From the walled city with its colorful colonial buildings to the palm-tree-lined beaches of Bocagrande, this South American city has it all.

Stairwell featuring homes of various shades of blue in Chefchaouen, MoroccoAntonel/Getty Images

Chefchaouen, Morocco

You can search the whole ocean, but you'll never find a more beautiful shade of blue.

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Queenstown, New Zealand

In this adventure capital of the world, summers are for boating in Lake Wakatipu and winters are for skiing the snowcapped Southern Alps.

Sunset view of the canal in Venice, ItalyRudyBalasko/Getty Images

Venice, Italy

Smells like fish; looks like heaven.

 tree-lined streets dotted with brownstones in Manhattan, New YorkLuke Abrahams/Getty Images

Manhattan, New York

The allure of the Big Apple is in its diversity. From busy avenues scattered with skyscrapers to tree-lined streets dotted with brownstones, there's nowhere quite like NYC.

Aerial view of cliffs along the ocean in Cape Town, South AfricaJohanSjolander/Getty Images

Cape Town, South Africa

Mother nature did some pretty great work here. Just wait until you see the panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain.

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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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