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 Awards Free Flights for a Year to Winners of "Your Shot to Fly" Sweepstakes

Grand prize winners live in Bradenton, FL; Cleveland, OH; Goodyear, AZ; Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA
By United Newsroom, July 29, 2021

CHICAGO, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the five lucky grand prize winners of its "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, who will each get to fly anywhere in the world United flies with a companion over the course of the next year. The winners of the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes are:

  • Ashley Cronkhite from Bradenton, FL
  • Robert Simicak from Cleveland, OH
  • Sean Husmoe from Goodyear, AZ
  • Lauren Aldredge from Oakland CA
  • Lauren M. from San Francisco, CA

The sweepstakes was in support of the Biden administration's ongoing national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination and encouraged United's MileagePlus® loyalty members to upload their vaccine records to United. In less than a month, more than one million MileagePlus members uploaded their vaccine cards to the United app and website for a shot to win one of the grand prizes. In June the airline awarded 30 first prize winners with a pair of roundtrip tickets anywhere United flies.

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.

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