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-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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