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Employees team up with California State Parks Foundations for Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup

By The Hub team

This past Earth Day, employees teamed up with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) for its 20th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup. CSPF is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting, improving and advocating for all of California's 280 state parks. The annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup provides an opportunity for California communities to do something meaningful for the planet.

Employees from various divisions, including operations, human resources, customer service, finance and community affairs, came together to help with environmental improvement projects. Working at two project sites in California, employees volunteered to perform much-needed maintenance to the preservation and upkeep of state parks.

At Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Los Angeles, employees worked to eradicate a hillside of non-native plants and plant over 50 new native shrubs, grass and cacti. The overlook and hiking trails provide breathtaking, panoramic views of the Los Angeles Basin, the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains.

In San Francisco, employees gathered at Sunrise Point in Candlestick Point Recreation Area — the future home to one of only two urban campsites in the city. The point provides sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay and San Bruno Mountain. While there, employees planted local native plants to support ecological diversity, weeded and removed invasive plants and species, and removed several pounds of trash.

These vital conservation efforts aid State parks in the face of natural disasters. Thanks to CSPF and the volunteers, the parks are better able to cope with wildfires, drought and other environmental impacts. Employees were able to unite in the stewardship of California's state parks, and make lasting friendships while connecting with nature.

You can learn more about California State Parks Foundation and its efforts to preserve and improve California's state parks on their website.

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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