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By United Airlines , October 24, 2018

Rhapsody Remastered (the "Program") TERMS AND CONDITIONS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER. INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION. There are no prizes awarded in the Program.

The Program begins at 12:01 am Eastern Time ("ET") on October 24th, 2018 and ends 11:59 pm ET on November 30, 2018 (the "Program Period").

During the Program Period, visit hub.united.com (the "Site"), complete all required registration information and accept these terms and conditions to obtain a copy of the "Rhapsody in Blue" sheet music composed by George Gershwin (the "Sheet Music"). You will submit a recording of the performance of your arrangement and/or cover version of the original composition based on the Sheet Music in audio and/or video format (the "Submission"). You may post the Submission on any social media platform so long as you tag the @united social handle and use the hashtag #RhapsodyRemastered. You shall not add lyrics to the Submission. Except as set forth in the foregoing, you may not release or use any portion of the Submission for any purpose on any medium or platform, digital or otherwise, and you may not distribute or use the Sheet Music for any purpose apart from creating the Submission.. For the avoidance of doubt, you may share access to the Sheet Music to those who may participate in the creation of the Submission. Select Submissions (based on originality and brand appropriateness), as solely determined by United Airlines, Inc., their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, suppliers, distributors, retailers of airline products; and advertising, promotional and judging agencies and/or its agencies ("Sponsor") may be used in advertising material or in-flight video content. There is no retail value associated with your Submission being selected. You will not receive compensation if your Submission is used. By sharing a Submission, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions and that anyone depicted in your Submission is 18 years of age or older and agrees to the Submission.

You agree the Submission shall be considered a work specially made for Sponsor as a work made for hire under copyright law. If for any reason the work is held not to be work for hire under copyright law, you hereby sell, assign and transfer all right, title, interest and ownership in and to the Work in Sponsor's name and for Sponsor's benefit and the exclusive, unrestricted rights to use your Submission. All rights associated with the Submission will be assigned to the Sponsor and you have no rights of usage therein. For the avoidance of doubt, all so-called publisher's and writer's share(s) will also be assigned to the Sponsor. By participating, you agree to waive any moral and intellectual property rights you may have to the Submission and agree that you will not receive any compensation or notification or attribution. By participating and submitting a Submission, you are also agreeing that Sponsor shall be deemed the author of the Work for all purposes. The Sponsor may use the Submission in any form or format and modify and create derivative works from the same. You acknowledge and agree that if Sponsor does use the Submission you shall not be entitled to any credit, consideration, notice or payments of any kind. You further grant the Sponsor permission to use your name and likeness(in Sponsor's sole discretion) to be posted online for consumers to view on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and other Sponsor-selected sites, in their sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to remove any posted Submissions at any time, in its sole discretion, even if the Submission has already been made available to the public. By participating, you agree to waive any rights you may have to the Submission. The Submission, or portion thereof, must not contain obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory or inappropriate content, or be disparaging to Sponsor, as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion. Submissions must be in keeping with Sponsor's image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or proprietary rights. Participants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Submission from any source. All submissions must be the sole, original work of the participant. Any Submission or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor's or its agencies' sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, inappropriate, disparaging, offensive or contains proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered accepted. Submissions should not contain any third-party materials or otherwise violate or infringe (or possibly infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand (other than United Airlines). Sponsor and its agencies may blur or black out the infringing material, in their sole discretion, for consideration to be posted. Participants acknowledge and agree that Sponsor and its agencies may use participant's name, likeness and Submission in their sole discretion and Sponsor and its agencies have the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote and otherwise use Submissions in any way it sees fit.

Any Submission not in compliance with the above and which does not meet the requirements of these Terms and Conditions will not be considered. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Program at any time at its sole discretion. Each eligible participant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its agencies, of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies and their respected employees, officers, directors, agents and assigns from any liability arising out of participation in the Program or the recreation of their Submissions, if applicable. By participating, participants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Information collected by Sponsor in connection with the Program may be used by Sponsor and shared with third parties involved in administration of the Program in accordance with the online Privacy Policy and applicable data protection laws. The Sponsor and its agencies, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person tampering with the Program or are otherwise in violation of these Terms and Conditions. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for late, misdirected, or incomplete activities; or computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions; or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Sponsor and its agencies assume no responsibility or liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from the Program. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is deemed to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the balance of the Terms and Conditions shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

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Reflecting on Veterans Day: a message from our CEO Oscar Munoz

By Oscar Munoz, CEO, United Airlines , November 11, 2019

Right now, around the world, brave members of America's armed forces are on duty, defending our freedom and upholding our values.

When not laser-focused on the mission at hand, they're looking forward to the day when their service to our nation is fulfilled and they can reunite with their families.

They are also imagining how they can use their hard-earned skills to build an exciting, rewarding and important career when they return home.

I want them to look no further than United Airlines.

That's why we are focused on recruiting, developing and championing veterans across our company, demonstrating to our returning women and men in uniform that United is the best possible place for them to put their training, knowledge, discipline and character to the noblest use.

They've developed their knowledge and skills in some of the worst of times. We hope they will use those skills to keep United performing at our best, all of the time.

That's why we are accelerating our efforts to onboard the best and the brightest, and substantially increasing our overall recruitment numbers each year.

We recently launched a new sponsorship program to support onboarding veterans into United and a new care package program to support deployed employees. It's one more reason why United continues to rank high - and rise higher - as a top workplace for veterans. In fact, we jumped 21 spots this year on Indeed.com's list of the top U.S workplaces for veterans. This is a testament to our increased recruiting efforts, as well as our efforts to create a culture where veterans feel valued and supported.

We use the special reach and resources of our global operations to partner with outstanding organizations. This is our way of stepping up and going the extra mile for all those who've stepped forward to answer our nation's call.

We do this year-round, and the month of November is no exception; however, it is exceptional, especially as we mark Veterans Day.

As we pay tribute to all Americans who have served in uniform and carried our flag into battle throughout our history, let's also keep our thoughts with the women and men who are serving around the world, now. They belong to a generation of post-9/11 veterans who've taken part in the longest sustained period of conflict in our history.

Never has so much been asked by so many of so few.... for so long. These heroes represent every color and creed. They are drawn from across the country and many immigrated to our shores.

They then freely choose to serve in the most distant and dangerous regions of the world, to protect democracy in its moments of maximum danger.

Wherever they serve - however they serve - whether they put on a uniform each day, or serve in ways which may never be fully known, these Americans wake up each morning willing to offer the "last full measure of devotion" on our behalf.

Every time they do so, they provide a stunning rebuke to the kinds of voices around the world who doubt freedom and democracy's ability to defend itself.

Unfortunately, we know there are those who seem to not understand – or say they do not - what it is that inspires a free people to step forward, willing to lay down their lives so that their country and fellow citizens might live.

But, we – who are both the wards and stewards of the democracy which has been preserved and handed down to us by veterans throughout our history – do understand.

We know that inciting fear and hatred of others is a source of weakness, not strength. And such divisive rhetoric can never inspire solidarity or sacrifice like love for others and love of country can.

It is this quality of devotion that we most honor in our veterans - those who have served, do serve and will serve.

On behalf of a grateful family of 96,000, thank you for your service.

Humbly,

Oscar

United named a top workplace for veterans

By The Hub team , November 10, 2019

Each year around Veterans Day, Indeed, one of the world's largest job search engines, rates companies based on actual employee reviews to identify which ones offer the best opportunities and benefits for current and former U.S. military members. Our dramatic improvement in the rankings this year reflects a stronger commitment than ever before to actively recruiting, developing and nurturing veteran talent.

"We've spent a lot of time over the past 12 months looking for ways to better connect with our employees who served and attract new employees from the military ranks," said Global Catering Operations and Logistics Managing Director Ryan Melby, a U.S. Army veteran and the president of our United for Veterans business resource group.

"Our group is launching a mentorship program, for instance, where we'll assign existing employee-veterans to work with new hires who come to us from the armed forces. Having a friend and an ally like that, someone who can help you translate the skills you picked up in the military to what we do as a civilian company, is invaluable. That initiative is still in its infancy, but I'm really optimistic about what it can do for United and for our veteran population here."

Impressively, we were the only one of our industry peers to move up on the list, further evidence that we're on a good track as a company.

Mission Accomplished

By Matt Adams , November 06, 2019

The question of where David Ferrari was had haunted retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Vincent Salceto for the better part of 66 years.

Rarely did a week go by that Salceto didn't think about his old friend. Often, he relived their last moments together in a recurring nightmare. In it, it's once again 1953 and Salceto and Ferrari are patrolling a valley in what is now North Korea. Suddenly, explosions shatter the silence and flares light up the night sky.

Crouching under a barrage of bullets, Salceto, the squad's leader, drags two of his men to safety, then he sees Ferrari lying face down on the ground. He runs out to help him, but he's too late. And that's when he always wakes up.

Italian Americans from opposite coasts – Salceto from Philadelphia, Ferrari from San Francisco – the two became close, almost like brothers, after being assigned to the same unit during the Korean War. When Ferrari died, it hit Salceto hard.

"After that, I never let anyone get close to me like I did with Dave," he says. "I couldn't; I didn't want to go through that again."

When the war ended, Salceto wanted to tell Ferrari's family how brave their son and brother had been in battle. Most of all, he wanted to salute his friend at his gravesite and give him a proper farewell.

For decades, though, Salceto had no luck finding his final resting place or locating any of his relatives. Then, in June of this year, he uncovered a clue that led him to the Italian Cemetary in Colma, California, where Ferrari is buried.

Within days, Salceto, who lives in Franklinville, New Jersey, was packed and sitting aboard United Flight 731 from Philadelphia to San Francisco with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Donna Decker, on his way to Colma. For such a meaningful trip, he even wore his Army dress uniform.

That's how San Francisco-based flight attendant Noreen Baldwin spotted him as he walked down the jet bridge to get on the plane.

"I saw him and said to the other crew members, 'Oh my goodness, look at this guy,'" she says. "I knew there had to be a story."

The two struck up a conversation and Salceto told Baldwin why he was traveling. She got emotional listening to him talk and made a point of fussing over him, making sure he and his family had everything they needed.

About halfway through the flight, Baldwin had an idea. She and her fellow crew members would write messages of encouragement to Salceto and invite his fellow passengers to do the same.

"We did it discreetly," says Baldwin. "I asked the customers if they saw the man in uniform, which most had, and asked them if they wanted to write a few words for him on a cocktail napkin. A lot of people did; families did it together, parents got their kids to write something. After the first few rows, I was so choked up that I could barely talk."

When Baldwin surprised Salceto with dozens of hand-written notes, he, too, was speechless. He laid the stack on his lap and read each one. At the same time, the pilots made an announcement about the veteran over the loud speaker, after which the customers on board burst into applause.

"It seems contrived, and I hate using the word organic, but that's what it was; it just happened," Baldwin says. "Mr. Salceto was so loveable and humble, and what he was doing was so incredible, it felt like the right thing to do. And you could tell he was touched."

On June 27, Salceto finally stood before Ferrari's grave and said that long-awaited goodbye. As a trumpeter played "Taps," he unpinned a medal from his jacket and laid it reverently on the headstone.

"I had gotten a Bronze Star for my actions [the night Ferrari died] with a 'V' for valor, and that was the medal I put on Dave's grave," says Salceto, pausing to fight back tears. "I thought he was more deserving of it than I was."

For the first time in years, Salceto felt at peace. His mission was accomplished.

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