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Airport screening modernized with debut of fully redesigned checkpoint at Newark

By The Hub team, March 21, 2017

Today, we are enabling customers to move through the screening process quicker at Newark Liberty International Airport with the opening of a fully redesigned and consolidated security checkpoint in Terminal C. The redesigned checkpoint, which includes dedicated Premier Access and TSA Precheck® security lanes, features 17 state-of-the-art automated screening lanes, making Terminal C the first checkpoint in the country to exclusively feature the new lanes. Last year, we became the first U.S.-based airline to open automated screening lanes at multiple airports and the first to exclusively dedicate automated lanes to a TSA Precheck® security checkpoint.

"At United, we pursue relevant innovation in everything that we do, on the ground and in the air," said Greg Hart, United's executive vice president and chief operations officer. "The opening of our fully redesigned, state-of-the-art checkpoint in Newark – New York's premier trans-Atlantic gateway – continues our commitment to use the latest technology to improve the airport experience for our customers."

The launch of the redesigned security checkpoint and additional automated screening lanes at Newark marks the latest step in our ongoing strategy to leverage the latest technology to ensure customers have a reliable and enjoyable experience during their travels. We recently opened automated screening lanes at our hubs in Newark, Chicago and Los Angeles. Later this summer, we plan to install audio and visual enhancements at security checkpoints at several hubs, utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide customers with more information. We are also constructing a new, state-of-the-art customer check-in area and a consolidated security screening checkpoint in Terminal 7 at Los Angeles International Airport, which we expect to open later this year.

Newark Liberty Terminal C: Terminal for today's connected traveler

In recent years we have introduced multiple enhancements in Terminal C to further meet the needs of our customers. In 2014, we opened a new Global Services reception lobby for our top frequent flyers and collaborated with OTG to unveil an elevated dining and retail experience in the terminal, with cutting edge technology, premier dining options and trendsetting design. Additionally, we launched our "p.s." Premium Service at Newark Liberty in 2015, offering customers on transcontinental flights from the New York area the highest levels of service on the ground and in the air.

Last month, we debuted our all-new United Polaris℠ business class cabin on our all-new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which entered service flying out of Newark. The aircraft — and its United Polaris cabin interior — will initially operate between our hubs in Newark and San Francisco. We also plan to open an all-new United Polaris lounge in Terminal C later this year, offering customers chef-designed pre-flight dining, spa-like showers and sleep pods, a U.S. carrier first.


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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