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New winter routes: Surf or slopes?

By The Hub team, December 20, 2017

Planning the perfect winter escape just got easier. Beginning today, we are offering customers more than 100 additional ways to hit the ski slopes or catch some waves.

"Regardless of which hub our customers fly from, world-class skiing or fun in the sun is just a flight away," said Jake Cefolia, United's vice president of Sales. "Whether our customers are looking for a ski or sun getaway, United offers unmatched access to the country's top ski resorts and the beautiful islands of Hawaii."

Chair lift and ski slope at mountain resort

We are increasing service to multiple popular ski destinations across the United States – in fact, United flies to more ski destinations than any other U.S. carrier. We have added three new routes this winter from San Francisco to Vail, Colorado and Chicago to Reno, Nevada, as well as to Sun Valley, Idaho. We are also adding more flights to existing routes from our airport hubs to popular ski cities. The full list of these cities include:

  • Aspen, Colorado
  • Vail, Colorado
  • Crested Butte, Colorado
  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Bozeman, Montana
  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Reno, Nevada.

Aerial view of Oahu coastline and mountains in Honolulu Hawaii

In addition to these fun winter destinations, we are strengthening our gateways to Hawaii from our airport hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco by adding more flights.

From Chicago, we offer the only nonstop service to Hawaii and are now increasing our service to Maui to five times weekly, while continuing daily, year-round nonstop service to Honolulu.

Denver has become one of our Hawaiian gateway cities and is now connecting more than 90 U.S. cities to Honolulu, Kona, Lihue and Maui. In addition to offering customers more opportunities to connect, we are increasing our routes from seasonal to daily, nonstop service to Kona, Lihue and Maui - while continuing to operate year-round daily service to Honolulu.

From Los Angeles we are increasing service between Los Angeles and all of our Hawaii destinations – Hilo, Honolulu, Kona, Maui and Lihue. Making us the only U.S. airline with nonstop service from Los Angeles to Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii.

In addition to its five-times-daily service between San Francisco and Honolulu in February, we are increasing service to Kona, Lihue and Maui.

Learn more about our expanded schedules to the Hawaiian Islands here. Check out United's winter schedule to ski destinations here.

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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