Our Most Heartwarming Images of 2016 - United Hub

Our most heartwarming images of 2016

By The Hub team, December 30, 2016

Honoring the sacrifice of our veterans. Celebrating the monumental achievements of our Team USA Paralympians and Olympians. Spreading joy and kindness at Fantasy Flights and United Paws events. We captured our best and brightest moments from 2016 on camera and gathered them in one place for your enjoyment. As we close out an amazing 2016, scroll down the page to see our most heartwarming images of the year. Enjoy, and best wishes for a very happy new year from all of us here at United.

LAX Flight Attendant Sharon Mason greets veteran Mr. Abraham Eutsey, Jr.

LAX Flight Attendant Sharon Mason greets veteran Mr. Abraham Eutsey, Jr.


Oscar returned to the job early in 2016 after his recovery.

Oscar returned to the job early in 2016 after his recovery.


IAD 777 Captain Mario Lopes flew the military charter that brought his son home from overseas.

IAD 777 Captain Mario Lopes flew the military charter that brought his son home from overseas.


ORD 737 Captain John Fulgenzi's daughter Maddie has been flying with her dad since she was 3 years old.

ORD 737 Captain John Fulgenzi's daughter Maddie has been flying with her dad since she was 3 years old.


U.S. Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles visits employees at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.


USS Arizona survivor Mr. Lou Conter flew with us from San Francisco to Honolulu for the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

USS Arizona survivor Mr. Lou Conter flew with us from San Francisco to Honolulu for the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.


Employees brought Ben Flyin Adventure Bears to children in hospitals all over the world this year.

Employees brought Ben Flyin Adventure Bears to children in hospitals all over the world this year.


Fantasy Flights brought smiles and tears to the faces of employees, the attending kids and their parents.​

Fantasy Flights brought smiles and tears to the faces of employees, the attending kids and their parents.


Our United Paws comfort dogs were a big hit at airports this holiday season.

Our United Paws comfort dogs were a big hit at airports this holiday season.

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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