Rising Warrior: 6 Airport Yoga Rooms - United Hub

Rising warrior: 6 airport yoga rooms

By The Hub team , September 09, 2016

Yogis rejoice — just when you thought there was no escape from the hectic nature of your travel life, now you finally have a place to take a deep breath and get your zen on. Not every airport is offering airport yoga rooms or studios just yet, but you might be surprised to know which ones do. Almost all of the facilities are free and offer any equipment you may need in order to practice yoga. If you're traveling, yoga rooms can provide a much-needed calming environment and help you reinvigorate and prepare for a long flight. Regardless of why you may need some yoga time, check out these airports offering dedicated yoga spaces.

San Francisco International Airport, California

There are two yoga rooms located at the San Francisco International Airport, one located in Terminal 2 and another in Terminal 3, and both are open 24 hours. The rooms are narrow, with wood floors and floor to ceiling mirrors, and yoga mats are available for travelers to use. If you happen to be using the yoga room in Terminal 3, pick up a post-yoga treat at Fraîche, an organic fresh yogurt and frozen yogurt shop about 10 gates away from the yoga room.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas

Located near gate D40 in the hallway connecting Terminals B and D, and near gate E31, Dallas/Fort Worth's Yoga Studios provide free mats to use and have an instructional video playing on a loop for those who might need some tips on poses. If it's early morning, or you just love breakfast foods, check out Cereality, a breakfast bar that celebrates the first meal of the day and has great cold cereal and oatmeal options.

London Heathrow Airport, England

Available in a pay-for-use lounge at Terminal 4 in London Heathrow, this studio started as a pop-up that prompted such a great response it became permanent. With paid entry, guests also have access to an oxygen bar and wellness center. The studio has yoga mats and exercise videos available for use as well.

Frankfurt Airport, Germany

Just this year, Frankfurt Airport opened two new yoga rooms, one in Terminal 1 and the second in Terminal 2. Everything is free to use, including mats, blocks, cushions and pads. The room is dimly lit and has floor-to-ceiling mirrors, as well as a massive Buddha portrait, which adds to the chilled-out environment inside.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Illinois

The yoga room at Chicago O'Hare is located in Terminal 3 and has bamboo flooring, a mirrored wall and a video on an endless loop in case you need a reminder for which pose to do next. Yoga mats are provided, and peaceful, relaxing sounds come through the speakers. Additionally, disinfecting wipes are provided to help ensure the mats are properly cleaned before and after each use.

Burlington International Airport, Vermont

The best thing about the yoga room at Burlington Airport is that Evolution Yoga, a local studio, designed it. Who better than a yogi to know what's best for another yogi? From picking out the mats and meditation pillows to selecting paint colors for the walls, this place was well thought out. Additionally, there is a family restroom located across from the studio, which has a shower in it, in case you need to rinse off afterward.

If you go

Traveling soon? Visit united.com or use the United app to find your zen at one of these airport locations.

How to change your flight, or cancel and rebook later

By The Hub team , April 04, 2020

We know people are taking a second look at their travel plans right now. If you're scheduled to travel March 10 – May 31, 2020 and would like to change your plans, there is no fee to do so, regardless of when you purchased your ticket or where you're traveling. This is in addition to our previous waiver, which waives all change fees – domestic and international – for tickets purchased March 3 – April 30, 2020. This is available for any of United's published nonrefundable fares. If you decide to cancel your flight, you can retain the value of your ticket to be applied to a new ticket without a fee. These electronic travel certificates are now valid for 24 months from the date they were issued. This includes all currently valid electronic certificates and all new ones issued on or after April 1, 2020. You might not see this policy change reflected everywhere right away – we appreciate your patience as we work to make that happen.

Eligible travelers on domestic flights and international tickets can request a refund on united.com or may call our contact centers if their flights have been severely adjusted or service to their destination suspended either due to government mandates or United schedule reductions related to COVID-19.

Certain tickets cannot be changed on united.com or the mobile app, including tickets booked through another airline (if the ticket receipt does not begin with 016). Please contact the original ticketing airline for changes.

Follow the steps below to stay up to date, change or cancel your flight.

Change your current flight:

  1. On the united.com homepage, select "My Trips" and enter your flight information to retrieve your flight.
  2. Select "Change flight" and then "Edit" to make the following changes:
    • Date of travel or destination
    • Add a flight
    • Remove a flight
  3. Select "Continue" and choose a new flight option
  4. Continue through booking to confirm your new flight

Note: The change fee will display as waived, but any difference in fare may apply.

Cancel your flight and rebook later:

  1. On the united.com homepage, select "My Trips" and enter your reservation information to retrieve your flight
  2. Select "Cancel flight"
  3. Confirm flight cancellation
  4. If you have future flight credit, when you return to the reservation, select "Use Future Flight Credit" to shop for new flights and apply the credit towards a new flight.

Canceling or changing an award flight:

When you select "Cancel flight," you will have the option to cancel your award reservation and redeposit the miles or to cancel your award reservation and use those miles for another trip in the future.

*We're currently experiencing heavy traffic to united.com. If you experience an error while trying to change or cancel your flight, please try again later.

Click through the slideshow below for more detailed instructions:

​Start on the United homepage: ​

User can select 'My Trips' on the homepage widget to find and retrieve their reservation.

  • If you're not signed in or you're a guest user, enter your confirmation number and last name.
  • If you are signed in, you can select a trip from your current trips or select the 'Find another trip' link.

Working to bring people home – repatriation flights underway

By The Hub team , April 03, 2020

When and where possible, we are working to repatriate travelers who are stranded abroad in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Our teams are working closely with government officials here in the U.S. as well as in other countries where flying has been restricted to gain the necessary approvals to operate service. In regions where government actions have barred international flying, we have coordinated with the the U.S. State Department and local government officials to re-instate some flights. Additionally, we have been operating several extra flights to countries in Central America and South America as we continue to play a role in connecting people and uniting the world.

We have operated more than 68 repatriation flights from Panama City, Guatemala City, Quito, Lima, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa and Roatan, bringing nearly 9,200 people home. We will continue working with government officials to operate extra flights to Houston from Quito, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa and from Lima to Washington Dulles and beginning April 5, we will begin operating multiple charter flights between Delhi and San Francisco. We continue to review more opportunities for flights between the United States and other countries to bring citizens home.

Video provided by the U.S. Embassy Ecuador of Americans returning home on United.

Additionally, our Customer Solutions and Recovery team is working with customers in the following markets to rebook them on flights back to the United States as capacity allows, either on our aircraft or on one of our airline partners' planes:

  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Managua, Nicaragua
  • Roatan, Honduras
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  • Amsterdam
  • Brussels
  • Munich
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo-Haneda
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Melbourne, Australia

We also recently reinstated several international flights back into our schedule to support customers and essential businesses which depend on these routes. As a result, we will be the only airline to offer service between Newark/New York and London, San Francisco and Sydney, as well as Houston and São Paulo, Brazil.

United Zoom backgrounds for AvGeeks

By The Hub team , April 02, 2020

Calling all AvGeeks and travelers! Here's a fun way to take your next video call….from a United Polaris® seat, the cockpit or cruising altitude. We're introducing United-themed backgrounds for use on Zoom, a video conferencing tool that many people are using to stay connected.

So for your next meeting or catch up with friends and family, download the app to either your computer or mobile device to get started. If you've already downloaded Zoom you can skip ahead to updating your background image (see instructions below).

  1. Start here by downloading your favorite United image to your computer or mobile device. Just click "download" in the bottom left corner of the image.
  2. Next go to your Zoom app (you'll need to download the app to access backgrounds) and click on the arrow to the right of your video camera icon in the bottom of the screen.
  3. From here select, "choose virtual background" to upload your uniquely United photo.

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