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We announce lineup of Team USA Athletes for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2018

By The Hub team, November 01, 2017

As the official airline of the United States Olympic Committee and with only 100 days remaining before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games 2018, we're excited to announce our lineup of Team USA athletes who will represent the 'New Spirit of United' during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

United Team USA Olympian and Paralympian athletes

These athletes embody our core values of flying together and working as one unified team towards success. They are role models both in and out of competition, and will represent us throughout the PyeongChang Games, and appear in a United U.S. Olympic-themed advertising campaign that will launch in January. United is proud to work with:

Gus Kenworthy: Freestyle Skier from Telluride, Colorado and 2014 Olympic silver medalist in slopestyle

Jamie Anderson: Snowboarder from South Lake Tahoe, California and 2014 Olympic gold medalist

J.R. Celski: Short track speedskater from Federal Way, Washington and 2014 Olympic silver medalist and double bronze medalist at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010

Erin Hamlin: Luger from Remsen, New York and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist

Nathan Chen: Figure skater from Salt Lake City, Utah

Nikko Landeros: Sled hockey player from Johnstown, Colorado and two-time Paralympic gold medalist (2010, 2014)

"The Olympians and Paralympians on Team USA work as a team to excel in their sports, set records, and bring home the gold," said Andrew Nocella, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at United. "It's that same dedication and teamwork that our own United employees put forward every day to connect hundreds of thousands of our customers to the moments that matter most to them."

We have been the official airline of Team USA for close to 40 years, flying athletes, and their equipment and gear, to competitions around the globe. We maintain reservations agents dedicated to Team USA and their travel needs.

We are also the presenting sponsor of the Flying Ace All-Stars trampoline performance during the United States Olympic Committee's 100 Days Out Celebration in Times Square.

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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