United Airlines Celebrates Employees Going Above and Beyond to Provide Extra Care for Afghan Refugees

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Roberto F. has been working 24/7 to secure items like diapers and formula for Afghan evacuee children on Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) flights. He knows firsthand the importance of providing extra care for our passengers as they begin a new life in the U.S. - just like he and his family did when he was eight years old. 

United Airlines Operates First Flight Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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United was the first airline in the world to operate a flight powered by 100% drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

United Airlines to Present at the 14th Annual Cowen Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference

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CHICAGO, September 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- United will present at the 14th Annual Cowen Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference on Thursday, September 9. The presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. ET.

United Invites MileagePlus Members to Donate Miles to Help Afghanistan Evacuee Aid Efforts

MileagePlus®Members can donate miles to non-profits providing air travel, medical care and meals to Afghan evacuees through United's mile crowd-sourcing platform, Miles on a Mission
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CHICAGO, October 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- United recently announced that its MileagePlus members can help in the Afghanistan relief effort by participating in the airline's mile-raising platform, Miles on a Mission, and donate to three non-profit organizations that are using air travel to transport and support Afghan citizens. As part of this campaign, United will match all donations up to five million miles.

All Hands on (the Flight) Deck to Hire 10,000 Pilots by 2030

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It’s all hands on (the flight) deck to hire 10,000 pilots by 2030! Our pilot development program and flight school recruiters and 30 aspiring pilots joined us at the largest airshow in the world.

United Airlines Will Operate Flights As Part of U.S. Government Civil Reserve Air Fleet

by Scott Kirby, CEO at United Airlines

At United, our mission is connecting people and uniting the world, so it’s with that spirit that we now begin the important mission of supporting our military in ensuring the safe passage of American citizens and Afghan evacuees to the United States. For the first time since 2003, the federal government has activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, or CRAF. This means that select aircraft from U.S. airlines, including United, will support the mission of the Department of Defense in operating flights to bring to the U.S.

United Customers Can Now Access 3,000 COVID Testing Locations at Albertson Companies and Walmart Through Airline's Mobile App and Website

Airline's digital channels now offer customers easy access to more than 3,000 testing locations via Accenture and CLX Health's TrustAssure™ Platform integration
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CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Starting today, United customers can access even more COVID testing locations, including more than 3,000 new Walmart and Albertson Companies locations across the U.S., through the airline's website and mobile app in the Travel Ready Center.

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
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CHICAGO, August 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- United Airlines recently 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:

Electric Aircraft Set to Take Flight by 2026 Under New Agreements With United Airlines Ventures, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Mesa Airlines, Heart Aerospace

United Airlines signs agreement to acquire 100 of Heart Aerospace's ES-19 aircraft, a 19-seat electric airliner that has the potential to decarbonize regional air travel
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CHICAGO, July 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - United Airlines Ventures (UAV) announced today it, along with Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Mesa Airlines, has invested in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. Heart Aerospace is developing the ES-19, a 19-seat electric aircraft that has the potential to fly customers up to 250 miles before the end of this decade. In addition to UAV's investment, United Airlines has conditionally agreed to purchase 100 ES-19 aircraft, once the aircraft meet United's safety, business and operating requirements.


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