Bistro on Board Benefiting The Trotter Project - United Hub

Bistro on board benefiting The Trotter Project

By The Hub team, August 17, 2017

From August 17 -20, 2017, we will be hosting Charlie Trotter Days on all of our domestic flights. Benefiting The Trotter Project, we will donate $1 for every purchase of a Choice Menu Bistro on Board item sold. Last year, through our partnership, we helped raise over $30,000 with the program, which will be awarded to scholarship recipients at The Trotter Project Gala this coming October in Chicago.

Bistro on board United flight

The Trotter Project

Charlie Trotter was a self-taught, well-renowned Chicago chef. After opening his first restaurant with his father, Trotter went on to write many cookbooks, become a television personality and eventually became a Michelin-star chef. In addition to his cooking, Trotter is well-known for his humanitarian efforts. As a mentor who gave back to the community, he invited high school students into his restaurants to learn the art of cooking.

Charlie Trotter chefs in a United hangar

Trotter's philanthropic spirit lives on through The Trotter Project, founded by friends and family in 2014 after his passing. The organization creates youth mentorship programs aimed at educating and inspiring a new generation interested in both the culinary arts and the hospitality/service industry. Proud to be the official airline of The Trotter Project, we teamed up with Charlie Trotter-affiliated chefs to reimagine the inflight dining experience. Customers dining in all of our cabins can enjoy this enhanced dining experience from menu options for United Polaris® and premium transcontinental service, as well as inspiring new items for our Bistro on Board program and international economy dining. In turn, we support the mission of The Trotter Project through various mentorship and sponsorship programs.

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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