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'Whatever happens, I love my family at United'

By The Hub team, November 01, 2017

Cleveland-based Lead Customer Service Representative Eric Green lives and works with a singular purpose – to give more than he takes. For nearly 30 years at the airline, he's given a lot of things to a lot of people: kindness, friendship, empathy and an infectious smile, to name a few. But when Eric, a lifelong non-smoker, received a shocking stage IV lung cancer diagnosis recently, it was his colleagues' chance to give something back to him.

Over the past few months, Cleveland-based employees have rallied around Eric with an outpouring of love, well wishes, prayers and support throughout his hospitalizations and treatment.

Above is a heartfelt video message that the Cleveland-based team surprised Eric with earlier this month, an emotional tribute to him and the impact he's made on each of them.

While his road to recovery is not yet complete, Eric continues to display his characteristic determination. He married his fiancée, Cleveland-based Flight Attendant Audrey Hanlin, in a ceremony at the Cleveland Clinic in September, and he's anxious to return to the people and the job he loves at Cleveland Airport.

"I feel very fortunate in that my workplace is not like a typical workplace, it's more like working with your family," Eric said afterward. "Whatever happens, I love my family at United, and I couldn't have made it without their support."

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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