Uniforms Featured in United Fantasy Flights

New Photos from Holiday Experience

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Throughout December, United Airlines employees brightened the holidays for children in their communities with the twentieth edition of United’s Fantasy Flight events.

According to hub.united.com, children and their families boarded flights to the "North Pole" for a special holiday experience.

Upon arrival, they entered an airport gate or hangar where employees had strung lights and set up Christmas trees and festive decorations to create a magical holiday destination. Children met Santa Claus and local celebrities, received gifts and played games.

When asked to help in the effort, The Cadets provided United with six uniforms.

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UnitedFantasyFlight3_uniforms.JPGThe hub.united.com story continues: “For many of the children, it’s the first time they’ve been on an airplane. The magic of   flight paired with the magic our volunteers create at the airport truly makes for memorable experiences for everyone,” said Bill Watts, director of operations at Washington-Dulles and Fantasy Flight volunteer. “The holidays are a time for giving back, and I know I speak for my fellow volunteers around our network when I say we are honored to make the kids’ holidays extra special.”

Fantasy Flights are entirely volunteer-driven. United provides the aircraft and event location, while employees and retirees volunteer their time to raise money for gifts and fuel, bake cookies, prepare food, decorate gates and hangars, and even don holiday costumes. More than 1,500 employees volunteer annually.

In 2013, United staged Fantasy Flights in all of its hub cities – Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. – as well as Boise, Phoenix, San Antonio, Texas and Sydney.

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