United at-home aviation activities for all age groups - United Hub

Learning on the fly with United

By The Hub team

Watching planes fly overhead or visiting an airport has kickstarted dreams, adventures and even careers! Whether you're social distancing, learning virtually or back at school, kids can explore the world of flight at home with United.

We've captured the STEM principles and creativity that are synonymous with aviation and travel and put them into 14 grab-and-go lesson kits for three different age groups. Print out the packs or assign the activities using a computer and let imaginations soar within your family or classroom.

Tip: Host these lessons virtually using aviation backgrounds to fit each scene!

United - A Virtual Field Trip with Captain Brian Jackson

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Learn about the parts of a plane and create a picture of one using paper and popsicle sticks

Discuss the parts of a plane and use this knowledge to make your own paper planes

Make paper planes to learn what variables like weight and lift have on a plane's ability to fly

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Discuss airline jobs and color pictures of the most interesting jobs

Play a question game to try to guess aviation job descriptions

Create a fun infomercial highlighting the important aspects of two aviation-related careers

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Learn about different cultures by writing short poems based on research into various countries

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Explore your creative side with United-themed mazes, word searches and more

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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