Warrior Games Come to Chicago - United Hub

Warrior Games come to Chicago

By The Hub team, June 30, 2017

Watch below as the United 777 BBQ Team meets with the Warrior Games athletes for a bbq.

More than 250 wounded and recovering service members and veterans representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and U.S. Special Operations Command, as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defence Force will gather in Chicago June 30 - July 8 to compete in the Department of Defense Warrior Games. Established in 2010, the Warrior Games were created to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports. This is the first year the games will be held outside of a military installation or a U.S. Olympic Committee facility, but the hope is that by bringing the games to Chicago, participants will have more of an opportunity to showcase their strength, resilience and dedication on a public stage.

Warrior Games participants overlook the Chicago River Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Gordon - Commander, Navy Installations Command

As the 2017 official travel partner of the Warrior Games, we welcomed participants from all over the world as they arrived for the games this week at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Participants and their families will join volunteers and spectators as the tournament kicks off today with shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball at McCormick Place's Lakeside Center. Tomorrow's activities include another full day of events ending with the Opening Ceremony concert at Chicago's Soldier Field. Grammy award-winning artists Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson will headline the concert with Jon Stewart as the host. Get tickets to the Opening Ceremony concert.

Warrior Games Group Photo

The games are an opportunity for athletes to showcase their enduring warrior spirit in the presence of their families and spectators. Most events are free and open to the public. You can find the full schedule along with more information about the games on the Warrior Games website: http://www.dodwarriorgames.com/.

Shot put athlete

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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