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Best buds reunite thanks to LAX’s Molli Oliver

By The Hub team, June 23, 2016

Los Angeles based flight attendant Molli Oliver

Molli Oliver is a Los-Angeles-based flight attendant who has a passion for dogs. Molli was working a military charter when she met a Marine who talked with her about a black Labrador retriever he had been deployed with in Afghanistan in 2010. After their service, the dogs are retired from the military, and, in some cases, the dogs' former handlers are able to adopt them. That was the case with this marine and his Labrador. The marine explained to Molli that there was no way for him to travel to pick up the dog — that is when Molli came in.

"I told him I'd get his dog," she says. "I didn't know exactly how, but I knew I could make it happen."

Molli reunited the retired military dog and the Marine later that year, and has continued to do so ever since. Molli's latest mission was reuniting Taylor, a yellow lab who served her country in Afghanistan, with her handler, Sgt. Tom Hansen. On her own time, Molli flew to St. Louis to pick up Taylor, then to Boise to meet Sgt. Hansen. This is the fourth trip Molli has made to reunite retired military dogs with their veteran handlers. The tear-jerking reunion was captured on NBC Nightly News.

Molli is creating a nonprofit called MUMS DOGS (Molli's Uniting Military Service Dogs) to help bring more retired military working dogs together with their former handlers.

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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