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Nonstop to gameday: Touching down in a college town has never been easier

By Ryan Hood, June 20, 2019

Here's a win, college football fans: United is adding nine special nonstop routes for big college football games this season, in addition to adding around 10,000 seats between its hubs and popular game destinations.

"Our playbook this year will make it easier than ever for fans, alumni and students to cheer on their teams in other college towns across the country," said Ankit Gupta, United's vice president of Domestic Network Planning. "It's exciting for football fans and even more exciting for United to be able to operate nonstop flights between these communities for the very first time."

Touching down in a college town has never been easier, thanks to these nonstop routes.

Here's the full list:

New round-trip point-to-point flights

Game Day Game Point-to-Point Arrive Return Aircraft
August 31 Auburn University vs. University of Oregon at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas EUG - DFW 8/30 9/2 737-900
September 7 Louisiana State University at University of Texas - Austin BTR - AUS 9/6 9/8 737-900
September 14 University of Alabama at University of South Carolina BHM - CAE 9/12 9/15 ERJ
September 21 University of Notre Dame at University of Georgia SBN - ATL 9/20 9/22 E175
September 28 Ohio State University at University of Nebraska - Lincoln CMH - LNK 9/27 9/29 E175
October 12 University of Alabama at Texas A&M University BHM - CLL 10/11 10/13 737-900
October 12 University of Southern California at University of Notre Dame LAX - SBN 10/11 10/13 737-900
October 26 University of Wisconsin at Ohio State University
MSN - CMH 10/25 10/27 737-900
November 9 University of Notre Dame at Duke University SBN - RDU 11/8 11/10 E175

Tickets are now available for purchase at united.com

United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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