5 Fun Facts about United's Holiday Operations - United Hub

5 fun facts about our holiday operations

By United Airlines, December 13, 2018

This holiday season, get closer to the North Pole or ring in the New Year twice. With over 145,000 flights in the month of December, we're celebrating with five fun facts about our operations. Read on to discover something new, and if you're traveling on one of our seven flights that depart on December 24 and land on December 26, MileagePlus® members will receive 2,500 bonus award miles.

This December, United® will operate more than 145,000 flights

Here are 5 favorite facts about these flights…

Bah humbug

7 flights take off on the 24 th and land on the 26th

  • San Francisco
    to
    Singapore
  • San Francisco
    to
    Auckland
  • San Francisco
    to
    Sydney
  • San Francisco
    to
    Chengdu
  • Los Angeles
    to
    Melbourne
  • Los Angeles
    to
    Sydney
  • Houston
    to
    Sydney

United MileagePlus® customers on these flights will receive 2,500 bonus award miles

Double New Years

2 flights take off on Jan. 1 st
and land on Dec. 31 st

  • Shanghai
    to
    San Francisco
  • Guam
    to
    Honolulu

First flights to
leave in 2019

  • Domestic: Seattle
    to
    Houston
    12:05 AM Local Time
  • International: Mumbai
    to
    Newark
    12:15 AM Local Time

1,000 cups
of hot cocoa

served per day at
United Club℠ locations

Flights closest to the North Pole

  • Newark
    to
    Beijing
  • Newark
    to
    Hong Kong

Warmest wishes from #UnitedForTheHolidays

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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