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5 apps to step up your foodie game

By The Hub team, June 06, 2016

There are a thousand reasons why we travel. Some of us do it for business, others to explore new destinations, and a few to revisit a favorite city where we had a special experience. Whatever the reason may be, there's a distinctive type of traveler who always seeks out the best of one particular thing when traveling: food.

This type of traveler, sometimes known as the foodie traveler, looks for new culinary experiences and ways to replicate the first time they tasted something so delightful it ignited a passion for discovery. It used to take a lot of work to find these experiences, but now there are many tools to help us on our journey. Whether you are a seasoned foodie or new to the food scene, these five apps will keep your foodie game strong.

The right recommendations

1. While many apps rely on community guidance, true food connoisseurs are skipping the reviews from random strangers and are looking to the professionals instead. ChefsFeed provides you with restaurant recommendations from top chefs around the country.

2. Nothing goes better with a perfect meal than a perfect glass of wine. But it can sometimes be difficult to find the right one when faced with an extensive wine list. With Vivino Wine Scanner, you can take a photo of a wine bottle or wine list and instantly receive ratings and reviews. Vivino takes it one step further by maintaining personalized drink profiles so that you can reference your favorites on the go.

Save time & take more pictures

3. The struggle of scoring a table at a popular restaurant can be daunting at times, but with NoWait, you can place yourself on restaurant waitlists from anywhere. NoWait provides current wait times for nearby restaurants and virtually waits in line for you even if those locations normally do not take reservations. Once the table is ready, the app sends you a text to help save time.

4. Taking photos of meals at restaurants has become the norm, and now with Foodspotting, you can put your photos to good use. Prior to ordering, Foodspotting allows you to consult with other foodies around the world about a potential meal through pictures of meals previously shared. Additionally, you are able to recommend dishes and see what other people have loved.

Find that truck

5. Food trucks have practically taken over major cities, but it can be challenging to keep up with where your favorite truck is parked. The Roaming Hunger app allows you to locate food trucks nearby and also locate favorites with ease. Plus, you can see the menu and photos from vendors before trying them. At the moment, the app tracks over 7,500 food trucks across the U.S. and Canada. Happy roaming.

The next time you fly with United and need help finding the best dim sum in Shanghai, or can't decide which food truck to try in Houston, turn to your new arsenal of foodie apps for guidance, and embrace the true foodie that you are. Visit united.com to plan your next foodie trip.

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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