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United Airlines: Connecting People to Critical Goods Around the World

by Scott Kirby, CEO at United Airlines
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Throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, United has not only stayed true to our mission of safely connecting people and uniting the world – we’ve expanded the ways we do this. Our Cargo team recognized an opportunity and identified creative solutions to continue to connect products to people across the globe. Last week, we flew our 5,000th cargo-only flight since March 19 – a milestone worth celebrating.

United Now Cleaning Flight Decks with UVC Lighting

New handheld tool ideal for disinfecting sensitive switches and touch screen displays. United consulted partners at Cleveland Clinic regarding the use of UVC lighting in its operation.
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CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2020 /3BL Media/-- United Airlines is now cleaning pilot flight decks with Ultraviolet C (UVC) lighting technology on most aircraft at its hub airports to disinfect the flight deck interior and continue providing pilots with a sanitary work environment. The airline is using handheld, AUVCo blades from the American Ultraviolet company to kill any viruses that may reside on sensitive switches and touch screen displays within the flight deck.

Passengers Can Now Text Cleaning and Safety Questions Directly to United Airlines

New United Automated Assistant gives customers immediate answers to questions on cleaning procedures, airport and airplane safety policies, CDC and WHO guidelines and more
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CHICAGO, July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- United Airlines today launched a new chat function – the United Automated Assistant – to give customers a contactless option to receive immediate access to information about cleaning and safety procedures put in place due to COVID-19. Customers can text "Clean" to FLYUA (35982) and get answers to questions about masks, boarding procedures, touchless check-in options and more, without having to call, search online or wait in a line for an answer.

Shaping an Inclusive Future With Special Olympics

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If your travels have taken you through Chicago O'Hare International Airport anytime since October 2019, you may have had a friendly, caring and jovial exchange with Daniel Smrokowski. Daniel is one of four Service Ambassadors thanks to our ongoing partnership with Special Olympics. This inaugural ambassador program aims to provide Special Olympic athletes employment opportunities within our operation, affording them a unique and meaningful career.

United Airlines to Maximize Ventilation System During Boarding and Deplaning

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CHICAGO, July 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- United Airlines today announced that the carrier will now maximize air flow volume for all mainline aircraft high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration systems during the entire boarding and deplaning process, helping further reduce the spread of COVID-19.

United Airlines Named a Top Company for Disability Inclusion for Fifth Consecutive Year

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CHICAGO, July 15, 2020 /3BL Media/-- United Airlines was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a top-scoring company and best place to work for disability inclusion with a perfect score of 100 on the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The 2020 DEI measured United's inclusion criteria including: culture & leadership; enterprise-wide access; employment practices; community engagement and supplier diversity.

United Airlines: Flying Proud Year-Round

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We fly proud year-round and we bring our true selves to work every day. Hear from LGBTQ individuals in our workforce, who've fought for a more inclusive world:
 
Agents
Analysts
Flight Attendants
Pilots
Technicians
Leaders
 
They are who we are and we support them.

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Make an Impact This Pride Month With United Airlines

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Even though the way we celebrate pride is different this year, it's as important as ever to work toward a better future for those who continue to stand up to injustice and inequality. Join us by donating your miles to partner charities or campaigns that benefit LGBTQ causes in the communities we serve.

Last year, with your help, we raised more than 1 million miles. This year, take pride in your miles by donating to organizations like:

2 Falcon Chicks Reunited With Parents In SFO Airport Hangar

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“Thanks to the vigilance and concern from United Airlines and airport staff and our skilled wildlife rehabilitation team, these two peregrine falcon chicks are back where they belong: with their parents,” Tarbox said.

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United Airlines Strengthens Onboard Mask Policy to Further Protect Passengers and Employees Against COVID-19 Spread

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CHICAGO, June 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- United Airlines has announced that, along with other Airlines for America (A4A) members, it will strengthen mandatory mask policies to further mitigate against the spread of COVID-19 and help continue to keep passengers and crew safe.

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