Breathtaking Scenery of Southern Utah - United Hub

Breathtaking scenery of southern Utah

By The Hub team

Each week we will profile one of our employee's adventures across the globe, featuring a new location for every employee's story. Follow along every week to learn more about their travel experiences.

By LAX Airport Operations Supervisor, DC Taylor

As we debated where our family should travel during our Christmas holiday, we came to the conclusion that we couldn't go wrong by visiting my parents in St. George, Utah. This city is an outdoor paradise year-round with an abundance of outdoor activities. From hiking up Red Mountain and visiting Snow Canyon State Park to playing a round at one of the many world-class golf courses in the area, southern Utah is full of adventure and breathtaking scenery.

DC Taylor and his family in Snow Canyon State Park

The day after Christmas, my family including my brother, sister and their spouses, made our way to Snow Canyon State Park. We had been there before, but I don't think you can ever get enough of its beauty. The park features multiple canyons carved from the red Navajo sandstone, offering stunning red rock vistas and ancient lava flows. There are many trails to choose from, depending on the level of difficulty you'd like to take on, but in my opinion you can't go wrong with any of them. All the trails offer stunning views of the park. On one of the trails we came across snow-topped cacti, in addition to unique petroglyphs along the rocks of the canyon. Petroglyphs are rock carvings created by natives of the area in order to share their story and communicate with others. These petroglyphs can sometimes be difficult to find, but once you do, you can discover hours of interesting engravings. Many times these petroglyphs are hidden in dark crevices, so the intricate details of the carving can only be seen by using your cellphone's flashlight or another source of light.

DC Taylor and his daughter hiking in St. George, Utah

On New Year's Day, we decided to take on Red Mountain, which is a 2.5-hour hike straight up. The climb up is definitely worth it, with a 360-degree view of St. George at the top. With picturesque views everywhere you turned, it was a perfect way to ring in the New Year. However, getting back down proved to be a new adventure. Some areas were more challenging, while descending, but we all made it down safely.

Overall, it was a fantastic week with my family. Southern Utah is beautiful and such a great place to go on vacation. I would highly recommend this trip to all of my colleagues. And thanks to United, I have opportunities like these to spend precious, as well as adventurous, times with my family.

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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