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<ul><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 1/15</p><p>Celebrating United's 85th Anniversary</p><p>Celebrating United</p><p>On April 6, 1926, a Swallow biplane carrying U.S. mail touched down in Boise, Idaho</p><p>-- marking the first flight for Varney Air Lines and putting history in motion for both</p><p>United and Continental. While Varney Air Lines went on to become United, its</p><p>founder Water T. Varney later established Varney Speed Lines, which transformed</p><p>into Continental.</p><p>This shared history of aviation leadership still connects United and Continental co-</p><p>workers today as we work together to build the new United. Here, you can view</p><p>photos that capture our company's rich history.</p><p>Share Your Stories &amp; Photos about United</p><p>If you have photos that illustrate our company's accomplishments -- past or present</p><p>-- you can submit them to news@united.com or news@coair.com. The first 250 co-workers who submit a photo will receive a small gift to celebrate</p><p>United's anniversary -- and we'll add the best pictures to this gallery. And at the</p><p>bottom of this photo gallery, you can use the "Tell Us What You Think" area to share</p><p>your favorite stories about United.</p><p>One of</p><p>our first pilots collects a letter for delivery. U.S. mail was the primary source of</p>mailto:news@united.commailto:news@coair.commailto:news@united.commailto:news@coair.com</li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 2/15</p><p>revenue for United in the early days, with most of the routes operating in the</p><p>western United States.</p><p>Our</p><p>flight crews, some of whom are pictured here in 1982, have come a long way from</p><p>delivering air mail.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 3/15</p><p>In</p><p>1930, United was the first airline to bring professional flight attendants on board its</p><p>flights, hiring eight registered nurses. The profession became more glamorous, as</p><p>pictured here.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 4/15</p><p>In</p><p>1947, a Douglas DC-6 Mainliner lifted off from San Francisco and banked west out to</p><p>sea bound for Honolulu, then the longest over-water commercial route on earth.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 5/15</p><p>Boein</p><p>g 377 Stratocruisers entered United's fleet in 1950. With a cruising speed of 300</p><p>MPH, the aircraft was often featured in advertisements for our Hawaiian</p><p>destinations.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 6/15</p><p>Plan</p><p>eside at Chicago O'Hare in 1958. In the 1950s, the Reserved Air Freight program</p><p>was introduced to permit shippers to serve space on specific flights. During this era,</p><p>cargo surpassed airmail as a revenue source.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 7/15</p><p>We'veserved prominent politicians, entertainers and athletes through the years, and</p><p>continue to do so today. Here, John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy</p><p>meets with Richard M. Nixon on the tarmac outside one of our DC-7s.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 8/15</p><p>A</p><p>mechanic checks an engine on an aircraft in the United fleet.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 9/15</p><p>A</p><p>Ramp Service employee handles baggage at LAX.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 10/15</p><p>Two of our flight attendants appear outside LAX during one of the airline industry's</p><p>most glamorous eras of travel.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 11/15</p><p>An</p><p>advertising image used during one of United's most popular slogans, "Fly the</p><p>Friendly Skies of United," which debuted in 1965. The campaign later featured the</p><p>Frank Sinatra class, "Come Fly With Me."</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 12/15</p><p>Custo</p><p>mers prepare to board a Boeing 737 in 1968. During this era, select aircraft</p><p>featured "Red, White and Blue" (first class, standard and coach) sections.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 13/15</p><p>A</p><p>customer service representative assists customers at Chicago O'Hare in 1978.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 14/15</p><p>Our</p><p>customers enjoy first-class service in the 1980s.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Celebrating Uniteds 85th Anniversary</p><p> 15/15</p><p>A Boei</p><p>ng 747, appearing in 1980s livery, on approach to San Francisco.</p></li></ul>