We Announce Pilot Career Path Program with MSU Denver - United Hub

We announce pilot career path program with MSU Denver

By The Hub team, February 07, 2018

On Tuesday morning, we announced a new program with Metropolitan State University of Denver to identify talented student pilots and place them on a clear path to flying for United. While regional carriers have offered students pilot recruitment programs in recent years, this agreement makes us the first major U.S. airline to establish a direct pathway partnership with a university aviation department.

The career path program (CPP) will help address the continued need for new pilots and create an additional pipeline for well-trained United pilots. The CPP offers pilots the option to transition from MSU Denver to United after meeting the required service, performance record and accumulated flight hours at a current United Express CPP partner.

"The career path program helps us to operate our fleet efficiently and continue to provide great service to our customers. Additionally, it provides talented students like the ones at MSU Denver with the opportunity to join a global airline that is focused on providing the best experience for our customers while being part of a great team," said Captain Mike McCasky, our managing director of Flight Training.

MSU Denver student pilots who successfully meet specific program guidelines while at the university will be required to obtain employment at a United Express CPP partner. There, they must meet the service requirements, required performance record and accumulated flight hours before having an opportunity to fly for United.

We welcome and encourage students to begin applying for consideration into the CPP upon the kickoff of the fall MSU Denver semester in August 2018. The minimum requirements to be considered for the CPP interview process include: at least two semesters in the professional flight officer program; commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating; and maintaining full time status with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in aviation courses.

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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