Happy Halloween to United's Biggest Little Fan - United Hub

Happy Halloween to United's biggest little fan

By Matt Adams

Meet 5-year-old Fisher Edwards, a little boy from Houston who might just be the biggest United fan we've come across in a while. So much so that this year, when the kids in his class at school decorated pumpkins for Halloween, Fisher decided to craft one as an homage to his favorite airline, showing off some serious creativity in the process.

Fisher pictured with his United pumpkin

But he doesn't stop at pumpkins. While his twin brother, Hunter, enjoys watching cartoons, Fisher prefers YouTube videos of United aircraft. All it takes is for him to hear the word United, and his face lights up. "When we fly, he gets on the plane and yells out, 'I love United!'" said his mom, Jennifer, laughing.

What was the origin of this obsession, you may ask. Well, it all started with a rough beginning to a flight and the kindness of some crew members whom Fisher has never forgotten.

"Fisher gets very anxious, and new environments can be difficult for him," Jennifer said. "We were flying United to California and he was having a hard time. But the flight attendants came over and were so kind, then one of the pilots came out and shook his hand, and that was it; that made his day."

Since then, Fisher can't wait to get to the airport for a close-up look at the planes taking off and landing, and he still gets excited when meeting flight attendants and pilots.

Today we're wishing Fisher — and all the men and women (here at United and elsewhere) who take time to make a child's day a little brighter — a very happy Halloween. We hope to see you on board again soon, Fisher.

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.

United cargo connects products to people all over the world this holiday season

By The Hub team, November 23, 2020

Critical medical shipments – Check.

High-tech electronics – Check.

2.7 million pounds of lobster? Check.

While this year's holiday gatherings will look a little different, millions of people around the world will still carry on the tradition of celebrating the holidays with a meal.

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