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Discover the best of London in November

By The Hub team, September 27, 2017

November is a great time to visit London. The weather may be chilly, but that means more opportunities to cozy up next to a log fire in a historic pub, see a firework display during Bonfire Night or go skating on a magical open-air ice rink. Autumn in London is packed with sizzling events, from cutting-edge art exhibitions to smash-hit theatre shows.

Hip-hop musical Hamilton will hit London's West End in November after taking Broadway by storm. Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon", the show written by Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers. Another musical heavy-hitter, the MTV Europe Music Awards, will be rolling out the red carpet for the biggest names in music on November 12. Find out which musicians win big this year at the glitzy awards ceremony, which is being held in London for the first time in 21 years.

Big-name jazz stars will touch down in London in November for the 25th edition of the EFG London Jazz Festival, which takes place in venues across the capital, from the legendary Ronnie Scott's to Rich Mix in east London. The electrifying lineup features Hugh Masekela, Pat Metheny, Chico and the Gypsies, and Average White Band. They will be joined by many other international legends and emerging stars of the global jazz scene.

There are many exhibitions to see this month in London. Car enthusiasts can retrace the history of one of the world's most iconic car brands at Ferrari: Under the Skin at the Design Museum. Highlights include early cars and models hand-sculpted in wood and clay.

Autumn sees the capital's top art galleries roll out some of their best shows of the year. View some of the most memorable art of the 20th century at Tate Modern's long-awaited retrospective of pioneering force Amedeo Modigliani.

Cézanne Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery is also a must-see, bringing together 50 of the artist's portraits from across the globe, many of which have never been on public display in the UK. Hyped as a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, the exhibit includes intimate portraits of the Post-Impressionist's wife, uncle and himself.

On London's sport scene , see the world's best eight tennis players, including Wimbledon-champion Roger Federer, at the Nitto ATP Finals. They'll battle for the coveted title at the O2 Arena in North Greenwich.

The Lord Mayor's Show on November 11, an 800-year-old custom that sees the City of London cheering on its newly elected mayor, attracts crowds from around the world. Dating back to 1215, the show features a spectacular parade and a dazzling fireworks display over the river Thames.

Autumn in London is open. Book your London adventure by visiting united.com or through the United app. And while you're there, share your experience on social media with the hashtag #LondonIsOpen and #AutumnSeason.

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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