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United in the air turns happily ever after

By The Hub team, July 14, 2017

Shortly after boarding his flight on July 5, 2014, customer Jake Guthrie's life changed forever. He was on his way home from vacation, and so was his seat mate. "It was by pure fate and a chance encounter that we happened to be seated next to each other," Mr. Guthrie recalled. "We hit it off so well on our flight that I asked her on a date."

That date went very well and so did the next one and all the others after that. Fast forward three years, and his seat mate is now his wife. They married on July 3, and choosing United for their honeymoon to Hawaii was a no-brainer.

"Since United will always be a part of our lives, we decided it was only fitting that we started our honeymoon the same way we first met," Mr. Guthrie said. "United will always be the reason our relationship took off."

Considering how they first met, we decided it was only fitting that we provide them an extra special experience on their way to the Hawaiian Islands. Los Angeles International Airport, Customer Care, Inflight Services, Flight Operations and Global Services team members worked together to recognize the newlywed couple on board. Their seats were decorated and came with a box of Godiva chocolates, a bottle of champagne and a United history book. We handed out "love is in the air" cookies to each customer and Los Angeles based Chief Pilot Alberto Diaz came on board to personally congratulate them.

Newlyweds Jake and Terry fly to their honeymoon on United

"Kudos to all of you who went above and beyond to celebrate these customers' honeymoon flight and really make it as memorable as possible," Customer Contact Centers Vice President Sharon Grant said. "We are literally connecting people and uniting the world!"

United cargo-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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