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United and CDC Work Together on Contact Tracing Initiative for All International and Domestic Flights

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CHICAGO, December 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - United Airlines with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a program to collect customer contact information for all international and domestic flights. During the check-in process, United customers will be prompted to voluntarily opt-in and provide contact information such as an email address, phone numbers and an address of where they will be once they reach their destination, details that were previously difficult for the CDC to obtain in real-time.

United Airlines Launches World's First Free Transatlantic COVID-19 Testing Pilot

Free testing guarantees all customers over 2 years old and crew on board have tested negative before departure
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NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- United Airlines recently announced the world's first free transatlantic COVID-19 testing pilot program for customers. From November 16 through December 11, the airline will offer rapid tests to every passenger over 2 years old and crew members on board select flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to London Heathrow (LHR), free of charge. Anyone who does not wish to be tested will be placed on another flight, guaranteeing everyone on board other than children under two will have tested negative before departure.

Rona Fourté Breaks Down Barriers and Promotes Supplier Inclusion


Rona joined United Airlines in October 2019 as the leader of their supplier diversity program. In collaboration with United’s Global Community Engagement team, whose objectives include breaking down barriers and promoting inclusion, Rona is responsible for the development and implementation of business enterprise programs to meet diversity goals through advocacy, influence, training and analysis.

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United Airlines Redesigns Mobile App To Be More Accessible for People With Visual Disabilities

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CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ United Airlines today launches a redesigned version of its mobile app, with new enhancements intended to make travel easier for people with visual disabilities.

United Airlines Starts Customer COVID-19 Testing Program at San Francisco International Airport

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2020 /3BL Media/-- On October 15, customers traveling on United from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii were the first to experience the airline's COVID-19 pilot testing program, allowing customers who return a negative result to bypass the state's mandatory quarantine requirements and enjoy their time on the islands sooner.

Department of Defense Study Finds Risk of Exposure To COVID-19 Is Almost Non-Existent on United Flights

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The results are in: Your risk of exposure to COVID-19 is almost non-existent on our flights (yes, even on a full flight). 

Learn more about the robotic mannequins, biodefense sensors and the results of this U.S. Department of Defense study here.

About United

Unmute Yourself!

by Oscar Munoz, Executive Chairman, United Airlines

“Hey, you’re on mute!”  

Who hasn’t heard this phrase shouted to them in the past several months as we’ve all tried to make the best of video chat to do business meetings, family gatherings, friends’ happy hours, etcetera?

It’s one of those catchphrases that will always recall life in the time of covid-19. I also think it captures a larger and more lasting idea that I hope we carry forward, even when we’ve put this difficult chapter safely behind us.

Abiding Lessons

by Oscar Munoz, Executive Chairman, United Airlines

“By teaching, we learn,” said the ancient Roman poet, Seneca. I was reminded of the truth of that wisdom this week when I participated in a session with business students hosted by the newly minted Dean of USC’s Marshall Business School, Dr. Geoffrey Garrett.

It’s a lesson I first learned the hard way when I began graduate business school myself – way back in the mid-1980’s. 

I’d already spent a few years in the private sector, finding some early success in business and finance. The experience had taught me much – except, it seems, humility.

United Launches Online 'Map Search' Feature, A First Among U.S. Airlines

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CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Let's say you live in Chicago, have $250 to spend on a flight and are looking to go somewhere warm for the holidays. Or you're on the east coast and want to head west for a last-minute getaway to visit a national park. Now, instead of doing multiple, time-consuming searches online, United Airlines has launched a quick and easy way to see all your travel options in one place.


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