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United Airlines Flies "Flight for the Planet," an Eco-Friendly Flight With Less Emissions and Low Waste

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Following in the footsteps of several other airlines, United Airlines has just flown its first eco-friendly flight. United operated the "Flight for the Planet" on Wednesday, June 5, in honor of World Environment Day, and the airline shared more details about the milestone in a press release on its website.

The flight took off at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and landed in Los Angeles International Airport, where United has an "eco hub" that powers all of its flights out of LAX with sustainable aviation biofuel. In the press release, United claims to be the "first known airline to demonstrate all of the following key actions on a single commercial flight: utilization of sustainable aviation biofuel; zero cabin waste efforts; carbon offsetting; and operational efficiencies."