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.

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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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