United Is Reimagining Regional Flights with the New CRJ-550 - United Hub

Reimagining regional flights with the CRJ-550

By The Hub team, October 23, 2019

Our new CRJ-550 is the world's first and only 50-seat regional aircraft that offers first-class seats and amenities. Now, you can enjoy a premium cabin experience on every leg of your journey — even the short ones — on routes from Chicago O'Hare and New York/Newark. And keep an eye out for flights on the CRJ-550 from Washington Dulles.

See what’s in store for you on board

With space for over 50 carry-on bags in the overhead compartments and carry-on cabinets, gate-checking will be a thing of the past.

If you're seated in United First®, you can enjoy a wide assortment of snacks and beverages from our self-serve refreshment center.

Stay connected to work and entertainment during your flight with United Wi-FiSM and personal device entertainment.


Stretch out with more overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline.

Relax in our stylish, upgraded interior that has more Economy Plus® seats than any other 50-seat regional jet. Check out our new cabin interior yourself with our new 3D seat map.

United's CRJ-550

This one-of-a-kind aircraft also features our brand-new livery.

Find out where we're flying

We have 27 routes we're flying now and more flights coming soon. See where the CRJ-550 will fly to from Chicago O'Hare, New York/Newark and Washington Dulles.

Seat map

United Awards Free Flights for a Year to Winners of "Your Shot to Fly" Sweepstakes

Grand prize winners live in Bradenton, FL; Cleveland, OH; Goodyear, AZ; Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA
By United Newsroom, July 29, 2021

CHICAGO, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the five lucky grand prize winners of its "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, who will each get to fly anywhere in the world United flies with a companion over the course of the next year. The winners of the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes are:

  • Ashley Cronkhite from Bradenton, FL
  • Robert Simicak from Cleveland, OH
  • Sean Husmoe from Goodyear, AZ
  • Lauren Aldredge from Oakland CA
  • Lauren M. from San Francisco, CA

The sweepstakes was in support of the Biden administration's ongoing national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination and encouraged United's MileagePlus® loyalty members to upload their vaccine records to United. In less than a month, more than one million MileagePlus members uploaded their vaccine cards to the United app and website for a shot to win one of the grand prizes. In June the airline awarded 30 first prize winners with a pair of roundtrip tickets anywhere United flies.

United First U.S. Airline to Offer Economy Customers Option to Pre-Order Snacks and Beverages

New pre-order option builds on the airline's contactless payment technology and is another example of the customer experience transformation underway at United
By United Newsroom, July 28, 2021

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today on select flights, all United customers – no matter what cabin of service they're flying in – can use the airline's award-winning mobile app and website to pre-order meals, snacks and beverages up to five days before they're scheduled to travel. United is the first and only U.S. airline to offer economy customers the option to pre-order snacks and beverages, a reflection of the customer experience transformation underway at the airline.

United Airlines to Operate More than 40 Weekly Flights as England Re-Opens to U.S. Travelers

In August, United is adding a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. to London
By United Newsroom, July 28, 2021

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's announcement of England reopening to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. beginning Aug 2, United Airlines is making it easier for business and leisure customers to jet across the pond with the addition of flights to London. In August, United will have six daily flights between the U.S. and London, including a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. and increasing service from Houston to daily. United looks forward to resuming additional London service in the coming months as well as launching new nonstop service between Boston and London. Customers traveling to England must be fully vaccinated in the U.S. with vaccines that have been approved by the FDA and must take a test before departure as well as a PCR test within the first two days of arrival. Passengers vaccinated in the U.S. will also need to complete a passenger locator form prior to traveling to England and provide proof of U.S. residency.

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