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

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