Winter Weather To Impact Midwest Operations - United Hub

Winter weather to impact operations at ORD and throughout midwest

By United Airlines, January 29, 2019

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 30

With the severe weather continuing to affect the Midwestern region, we will again reduce our schedule at Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) through Friday morning. Safety is our top priority, and we are continuing to take every possible precaution to ensure our employees are safe while working in these extreme and severe conditions. We encourage customers who are traveling to, from or through the Midwestern region to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport, as well as visit united.com or use the United app for the latest updates and developments. Additionally, we have a travel waiver in place for customers traveling from, to and through O'Hare through February 1.

Tuesday, January 29

With safety as our top priority, we are significantly reducing our schedule at Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) beginning this evening through Thursday morning. We'll continue to monitor the weather situation and make additional changes to the schedule based on the conditions at the time. We encourage customers who are traveling to, from or through the Midwestern region to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport, as well as visit united.com or the United app for the latest updates and developments. We also encourage our customers to check their city's public transportation schedules when traveling to and from the airport for any disruptions in scheduling. Additionally, we have a travel waiver in place for customers traveling from, to and through Chicago O'Hare through February 1.

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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