United Airlines

Important Information

Online check-in & baggage payment

EasyCheck-in Online: Within 24 hrs of scheduled departure flight; then simply drop off bags at “Baggage Drop” or curbside check-in station within 6 hrs of departure. Higher fees apply for Airport check-in. Check-in closes 45 min. prior to flights with U.S., Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands, and 1 hr prior to international flights.

Carry-on Baggage Rules & Fees

You may carry (a) on one bag up to 9x14x22 inches or 23x35x56 cm, or 45 linear inches, 114 cm, (b) one personal item (briefcase, garment bag, laptop computer, purse or small backpack) and (3) camera, umbrella, diaper bag, assistive devices, outer garments, reading material & on-board food. All items must fit either into the overhead bin or under your seat. If baggage cannot be safely stowed it will be moved to to the aircraft's baggage hull, considered as checked baggage, and charged accordingly.

Checked Baggage Rules & Fees

Cutoff times for U.S. and Canada baggage checkin prior to scheduled departure: 30-45 mins within the U.S., depending on Airport; 30 minutes at U.S. Virgin Islands; 60 minutes at Canada. Checked baggage rules for Within Asia are different and stated separaely below.

BAGGAGE RULES & FEES BY DESTINATION

  • Destination Between North America & Europe (incl. Russia)
  • Linear dimensions/weight 62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg; if travel originates in London, checked baggage cannot exceed 70lb/32kg.
  • Regular size & weight fees 1. Flights originating in North America: First bag free; second bag $50 (online with discount). 2. Flights from Europe to North America: 35 E, 54 CHF or 31 Brit.Pounds.
  • Overweight fees *
  • Oversized fees *
  • Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or persons traveling on Elite member's reservation Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or persons traveling on Elite member's reservation
  • United First, United Business, Economy upgrades with confirmed upgraded to United First or United Business United First, United Business, Economy upgrades with confirmed upgraded to United First or United Business
  • Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive or Star Alliance Gold Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive or Star Alliance Gold
  • U.S. military personnel and/or dependents with ID U.S. military personnel and/or dependents with ID
  • Destination Between North America & India
  • Linear dimensions/weight 62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
  • Regular size & weight fees From North America: first bag free, second bag $50; from Ind (policy of airline chosen apply
  • Overweight fees *
  • Oversized fees *
  • Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or persons traveling on Elite member's reservation Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or persons traveling on Elite member's reservation
  • United First, United Business, Economy upgrades with confirmed upgraded to United First or United Business United First, United Business, Economy upgrades with confirmed upgraded to United First or United Business
  • Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive or Star Alliance Gold Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive or Star Alliance Gold
  • U.S. military personnel and/or dependents with ID U.S. military personnel and/or dependents with ID
  • Destination Between North America and all other International Destinations
  • Linear dimensions/weight 62in/158cm and 50lb/23kg
  • Regular size & weight fees First two bags free
  • Overweight fees *
  • Oversized fees *
  • Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or persons traveling on Elite member's reservation Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or persons traveling on Elite member's reservation
  • United First, United Business, Economy upgrades with confirmed upgraded to United First or United Business United First, United Business, Economy upgrades with confirmed upgraded to United First or United Business
  • Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive or Star Alliance Gold Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive or Star Alliance Gold
  • U.S. military personnel and/or dependents with ID U.S. military personnel and/or dependents with ID
  • Destination Between the U.S. or Canada and the Caribbean or Mexico
  • Linear dimensions/weight 62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
  • Regular size & weight fees First bag free; second bag $30
  • Overweight fees *
  • Oversized fees *
  • Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or persons traveling on Elite member's reservation Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or persons traveling on Elite member's reservation
  • United First, United Business, Economy upgrades with confirmed upgraded to United First or United Business United First, United Business, Economy upgrades with confirmed upgraded to United First or United Business
  • Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive or Star Alliance Gold Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive or Star Alliance Gold
  • U.S. military personnel and/or dependents with ID U.S. military personnel and/or dependents with ID
  • Destination Between the United States & Canada on flights by United, United Express & Star Alliance Parnters
  • Linear dimensions/weight 62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
  • Regular size & weight fees First bag $25; second bag $35
  • Overweight fees *
  • Oversized fees *
  • Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive & Star Alliance Gold Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive & Star Alliance Gold
  • Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or Companions traveling on same reservation as elite member Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, or Companions traveling on same reservation as elite member
  • United First fares, United Busines fares, United First award tickets, United Business award tickets, or Economy tickets with confirmed upgrades to United First or Business United First fares, United Busines fares, United First award tickets, United Business award tickets, or Economy tickets with confirmed upgrades to United First or Business
  • U.S. military personnel and their dependents with military ID U.S. military personnel and their dependents with military ID
  • Destination Within the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Linear dimensions/weight 62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
  • Regular size & weight fees First bag $25; second bag $35
  • Overweight fees Frequent Flyer programs: 70lb/32kg, over 100lb/45kg not allowed. Excess bag fees applied after first two bags; Premier, Premier Associate, Star Alliance Silver, General member, Non-member: 50 lbs/23kg. Over 100lb/45kg not allowed. Excess bag fees applied
  • Oversized fees Frequent Flyer programs: Each bag over 62in/158cm/115in/292cm; U.S. military personnel: each bag over 115in/292cm
  • United First or United Business United First or United Business
  • Members of Global Services, Mileage Plus, Premier Executive, Premier, or Pemier Associate Members of Global Services, Mileage Plus, Premier Executive, Premier, or Pemier Associate
  • Members of Star Alliance Gold or Silver Members of Star Alliance Gold or Silver
  • U.S. military personnel or a dependent with military ID U.S. military personnel or a dependent with military ID

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