Flying Hector, a Delivery PetSafe Takes in Stride - United Hub

Flying Hector, a delivery PetSafe takes in stride

By The Hub team, March 23, 2017

Hector, a 550-pound Siberian Tiger, is headed to Cleveland after a journey from London-Heathrow Airport to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport via PetSafe. He was donated to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Old Cantley, England, as part of the International Conservation and Breeding program.

It wasn't a typical PetSafe transport, but our animal lovers and experts on both sides of the Atlantic handled the extra-large package with special care and attention. Given the size of the crate, Hector was transported using a forklift rather than a PetSafe van upon arrival at O'Hare International Airport.

After inspection by a representative from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hector was released to his caretaker from the zoo to finish the trip by land to their final destination in Cleveland.

Our PetSafe program transports approximately 500 live animals a day — mostly cats and dogs — so this jungle cat was one extraordinary package.

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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