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“Training in your sleep” with Meb Keflezighi

By The Hub team, November 01, 2016

World-class marathoner, Meb Keflezighi (pronounced Kef-lez-ghee) brings a greater meaning to "going the distance." Originally from East Africa, Meb's family moved to America in order to leave their war torn country and to have a better life. Shortly after moving to the U.S. Meb found a passion for running when he clocked in a 5:20 mile time in the 7 th grade. He continued running throughout high school and college at the University of California, Los Angeles where he received his American citizenship after graduation. Meb's achievements did not come easily, but his determination and his faith led him to prevail. He is currently the only athlete to have won the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an Olympic Medal. Through Meb's story and these victories, he has secured not only his place in history, but also in the hearts and minds of millions.

Beyond his own athletic achievements, Meb maintains a commitment to helping others go the distance in their own lives and inspires individuals to achieve their own personal best. As a motivational speaker and author, he emphasizes that real victory lies in balancing a healthy, active life that emphasizes education, community and a strong moral fabric. Meb also recognizes the importance of sleep and to prove the performance-enhancing power it plays we're taking a closer look at the science behind the benefits, specifically how it affects cardio performance, mental preparation, diet and recovery. Watch the video below as we team up with Meb to take runners behind-the-scenes into his training routine and the role sleep plays in helping him to reach the finish line.

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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