United Airlines Flight tracker

United Airlines

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United Airlines is one of the most popular airlines around the globe. According to a recent analysis, the airline ranks as the third-largest in the world in terms of fleet size and a number of routes. As one of the founding members of Star Alliance, the largest airline partnership with 28 members, the airline has made a name for itself in the industry. It is one of the most trusted and reliable airlines all around the five continents.

Inside United airline's operational headquarters, every flight is tracked in real-time using the GPS and other tracking technology equipped in the aircraft, in addition to ATC information. Therefore, whether a plane is in-route, delayed, or parked at one of the airports worldwide, United Airlines management needs to check the status of the airplanes and the flights to keep the system running smoothly.

The same technology that United Airlines uses for its flight tracker allows passengers as well to be able to track any United Airlines flight in real-time as well. That is where the online United Airlines flight status system comes in handy. The online tracking system by allowing you to track every flight simply by searching for the specific United flight number. In case you don't have the flight number, you can always use the names of the departure and arrival airports along with the date to know the status of your flight.

Using the United flight tracker, you can stay up-to-date with all the latest information regarding your flight. It helps you find out whether your United Airlines flight is delayed, canceled, or is on-time. Furthermore, it also allows you to track your loved ones' position and arrive exactly at the right time to pick them up from the airport. Overall, the tracking system is highly advanced, reliable, and based on real-time GPS position status and FAA (or other international aviation authorities), which is beneficial both for the airline and the passengers.

United Routes and Destinations

Being the fourth-largest airline in the world, United operates to 238 domestic destinations and 118 international destinations in a total of 48 countries located in five continents around the world at present. According to the management, United will once again start regularly flying to the six continents after the scheduled flights to Africa are being reinstated.

Due to the operations spread worldwide, the airline operates via eight different hubs located in the United States and its territories. Each hub is responsible for regulating a certain area of the globe, Chicago–O'Hare being the largest one out of all.

Common Questions: United Airlines

Q: Where are the United Airlines Hubs?

A: Being the fourth-largest airline in the world, United Airlines has a hub-and-spoke business model in place. The airline operates through eight different hubs located in the United States and its territories based on the model. Here is the list of hubs, out of which some of them were primary hubs while others were inherited after the merger with Continental Airlines.

  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Guam
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Newark
  • San Francisco
  • Washington

Q: How do I track a United Airlines flight?

A: By tracking your United Airlines flight, you can track your flights directly via the internet instead of going through any of the customer service agents. Simply add your unique flight number along with the date, and information related to the location, altitude, time-to-land, arrival gate, etc will be viewable on your screen within seconds. In case you don't have the flight number, you can always use the names of the departure and arrival airports to status your flights, or alternatively you can input either the departure or arrival airport and filter the results to see the particular United Airlines flight you are trying to track.

Q: Is my United Airlines flight canceled?

A: Often at times, when traveling to the airport, the first thought that comes to mind is, is my flight delayed, or worse, canceled? With the help of the United flight tracker, you can stay up-to-date with your flight status at any time. Once you enter your flight info, you will be updated with the flight status and be able to see if there are any delays.


History of United Airlines

The history of United Airlines goes back to the 1920s. From Swallow aircraft to Dreamliner, the airline has come a long way over the past nine decades. Initially, it started out as the Varney Air Lines by Walter T. Varney in 1926. In April 1926, United's first aircraft took off and completed a voyage from Pasco, Washington, to Boise, Idaho.

Later on, Varney also started the Varney Speed Lines in 1934, which was later called the Continental Airlines. Being the first to introduce the Boeing 777 in 1995 and becoming a founding member of the Star Alliance in 1997 – the airline has collaborated to an unprecedented degree to develop the aviation industry.

Over the years, both airlines developed a great deal and have hundreds of United Airlines flight destinations all around the globe. In 2010, both the airlines merged under the name United Airlines and now operate as the world's third-largest airline at present.+

Important Information

ATA Airline code UA

Website united-airlines

Route Map View route map

Main Phone 800 864 8331

Alt Phone 800 864 8331

Online check-in & baggage payment

Easy Check-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. More info on checked baggage rules and restrictions

Baggage rules & fees by destination

DestinationBetween North America & Europe (incl. Russia)
Linear dimensions/weight62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg; if travel originates in London, checked baggage cannot exceed 70lb/32kg.
Regular size & weight fees1. 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*
First and Business classBetween North America & Europe (incl. Russia)
DestinationBetween North America & India
Linear dimensions/weight62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
Regular size & weight feesFrom North America: first bag free, second bag $50; from Ind (policy of airline chosen apply
Overweight fees*
Oversized fees*
First and Business classBetween North America & India
DestinationBetween North America and all other International Destinations
Linear dimensions/weight62in/158cm and 50lb/23kg
Regular size & weight feesFirst two bags free
Overweight fees*
Oversized fees*
First and Business classBetween North America and all other International Destinations
DestinationBetween the U.S. or Canada and the Caribbean or Mexico
Linear dimensions/weight62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
Regular size & weight feesFirst bag free; second bag $30
Overweight fees*
Oversized fees*
First and Business classBetween the U.S. or Canada and the Caribbean or Mexico
DestinationBetween the United States & Canada on flights by United, United Express & Star Alliance Parnters
Linear dimensions/weight62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
Regular size & weight feesFirst bag $25; second bag $35
Overweight fees*
Oversized fees*
First and Business classBetween the United States & Canada on flights by United, United Express & Star Alliance Parnters
DestinationWithin the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Linear dimensions/weight62in/157cm; 50lb/23kg
Regular size & weight feesFirst bag $25; second bag $35
Overweight feesFrequent 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 feesFrequent Flyer programs: Each bag over 62in/158cm/115in/292cm; U.S. military personnel: each bag over 115in/292cm
First and Business classWithin the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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