Mexico 50: The Celebracion Continues - United Hub

Mexico 50: The celebracion continues

By The Hub team

Our CEO, Oscar Munoz, wrapped up his tour of Mexico City this week, recognizing the 50th anniversary of our service from the U.S. to Mexico, by serving as the keynote speaker at a gala on February 16. In his remarks, given to more than 300 customers, travel agents, local and national government officials and employees, Oscar spoke of how proud he was to return to Mexico to celebrate such a historic milestone.

"Every day we are helping unite the world by connecting people to the moments that matter most. And for fifty years, United Airlines has been proudly strengthening the bonds between Mexico and the world — playing a leading role in cultivating and sustaining cultural, historical, commercial and family ties," said Oscar.

CEO Oscar Munoz celebrates 50 years of service in Mexico

From there Oscar talked about continuing our commitment to Mexico in the years to come, touching on the importance of maintaining those economic, cultural, educational and familial ties between our two nations; he also thanked employees and customers.

"I want to thank our customers in Mexico for their loyalty over the past half century and our nearly 1,000 employees across Mexico for their passion and dedication to make United the best airline in the world for everyone we serve."

It was a memorable and meaningful way to cap off a week of celebration around the 50th anniversary and, at the end of the night, guests were treated to a rendition of "Rhapsody in Blue," with a Mexican twist. A video of that stirring performance can be seen on Twitter here.

United Awards Free Flights for a Year to Winners of "Your Shot to Fly" Sweepstakes

Grand prize winners live in Bradenton, FL; Cleveland, OH; Goodyear, AZ; Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA
By United Newsroom, July 29, 2021

CHICAGO, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the five lucky grand prize winners of its "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, who will each get to fly anywhere in the world United flies with a companion over the course of the next year. The winners of the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes are:

  • Ashley Cronkhite from Bradenton, FL
  • Robert Simicak from Cleveland, OH
  • Sean Husmoe from Goodyear, AZ
  • Lauren Aldredge from Oakland CA
  • Lauren M. from San Francisco, CA

The sweepstakes was in support of the Biden administration's ongoing national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination and encouraged United's MileagePlus® loyalty members to upload their vaccine records to United. In less than a month, more than one million MileagePlus members uploaded their vaccine cards to the United app and website for a shot to win one of the grand prizes. In June the airline awarded 30 first prize winners with a pair of roundtrip tickets anywhere United flies.

United First U.S. Airline to Offer Economy Customers Option to Pre-Order Snacks and Beverages

New pre-order option builds on the airline's contactless payment technology and is another example of the customer experience transformation underway at United
By United Newsroom, July 28, 2021

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today on select flights, all United customers – no matter what cabin of service they're flying in – can use the airline's award-winning mobile app and website to pre-order meals, snacks and beverages up to five days before they're scheduled to travel. United is the first and only U.S. airline to offer economy customers the option to pre-order snacks and beverages, a reflection of the customer experience transformation underway at the airline.

United Airlines to Operate More than 40 Weekly Flights as England Re-Opens to U.S. Travelers

In August, United is adding a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. to London
By United Newsroom, July 28, 2021

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's announcement of England reopening to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. beginning Aug 2, United Airlines is making it easier for business and leisure customers to jet across the pond with the addition of flights to London. In August, United will have six daily flights between the U.S. and London, including a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. and increasing service from Houston to daily. United looks forward to resuming additional London service in the coming months as well as launching new nonstop service between Boston and London. Customers traveling to England must be fully vaccinated in the U.S. with vaccines that have been approved by the FDA and must take a test before departure as well as a PCR test within the first two days of arrival. Passengers vaccinated in the U.S. will also need to complete a passenger locator form prior to traveling to England and provide proof of U.S. residency.

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