Skip to flight searchSkip to main content
Airline banner image
Express Jet Logo

Search & book flights with Express Jet Airlines

Instant booking confirmation
Cancellation Protection available
Expert customer service

Buy Express Jet Airlines Flights with Alternative Airlines

ExpressJet Airlines often referred to as just 'ExpresssJet' and previously known as United Express, is a regional airline in the United States that is headquartered in College Park Georgia in Atlanta. The airline is a partial subsidiary of United Airlines and operates regional flights for the carrier under the United Express brand. ExpressJet mainly flies domestic flights in the US, although, it does serve destinations in Canada and Mexico too.

The airline began operations in 1987. In its starting years, it was owned by Continental Airlines and flew as Continental Express, as well as some flights using its own ExpressJet brand. In the 2000s, the airline detached itself from Continental and became an independent airline.

In 2009, the airline flew its first flight for United and United Express, however, it flew with an ExpressJet branded plane. A year later, the airline signed a long-term deal with United Express, to continue operating flights on its behalf, with United branded planes. United bought part of the airline in 2018.

After previously undertaking regional flights for United Airlines, the airline was dropped from the United Express network in 2020 and is now planning for summer 2021 to fly under its own banner as an independent airline. In May, ExpressJet Airlines has plans to fly two ERJ145s and make it 12 planes by May 2022. They plan to be flying 400,000 passengers in their first year of operations.

Previously, ExpressJet Airlines has flown on behalf of various carriers across the US, including American Airlines/American EagleDelta/Delta ConnectionFrontier, and more.

Because ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, when booking an ExpressJet flight through Alternative Airlines, we display flights as United.

If you're looking to fly within the US, our guide to domestic flights within USA offers lots of helpful information, including an airline guide and FAQs.

Baggage Policy

Express Jet Airlines hasn't announced it baggage policies yet.

Carry-on Baggage

The airline has yet to announced online what the baggage allowance is for passengers.

However, preciously the Baggage restrictions depended on which arm of ExpressJet passengers flew under. For American Airlines customers (operated as American Eagle), carry-on baggage must not exceed 22in x 14in x 9in (56cm x 36cm x 23cm). Any items that don't fit in the overhead bin will need to be checked. For customers flying with Delta Connection, carry-on baggage must not have a total dimension that exceeds 45in (114cm). For customers flying with United Airlines (operated as United Express) the maximum dimensions for carry-on baggage are 9in x 14in x 22in (22cm x 35cm x 56cm).

Checked Baggage

The airline baggage allowance is not yet known but we'll be sure to update this page once the information has been released.

Previously the airline with American Airlines (as American Eagle) allowed passengers to take a baggage weight allowance of 32kg with total dimensions totaling no more than 62 in (158cm). For customers flying with Delta Connection, there is a $25 dollar charge for your first bag which must not weigh more than 50lbs (23kg). For customers flying with United Airlines (as United Express), your luggage must not weigh more than 23kg nor have a total dimension of over 62in (158cm).


Express Jet Airlines hasn't announced information about its online and airport check-in.

Online Check-in

The online check-in deadline hasn't been announced by the airline.

However, previously check-in information depended on which arm of ExpressJet you are flying with. For customers flying with United Airlines (as United Express), you may check-in for your flight online starting 24 hours before departure. Online check-in closes 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time. For customers flying with Delta (as Delta Connection), you may check-in online 24 hours before your flight. Online check-in will close 60 minutes before departure. Check-in online for American Airlines (American Eagle) flights from 24 hours before the flight and ending 45 minutes prior.

Airport Check-in

The airport check-in deadline hasn't been announced by the airline.

However, previously the airline Check-in information depended on which arm of ExpressJet you were flying with. For customers flying with Delta (operated as Delta Connection), airport check-in opens 4 hours prior to departure and closes 30 minutes before. To check-in at the airport for an American Eagle flight (American Airlines) please arrive at the airport at least 60 minutes prior to flight departure for flights outside the US and 45 minutes prior to departure for flights within the US.

Frequent Flyer Programme

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.

Country flags

Destinations that Express Jet Airlines flies to

As of May 2021, ExpressJet will plan to fly to a number of destinations across the US. However, prior to its relaunch ExpressJet operated flights to over 100 destinations including destinations such as Houston, Knoxville, Newark, Detroit, Alburquerque, Washington D.C, Little Rock, San Francisco, Chicago, Calgary, Vancouver, Guanajuato, and more.

Alternatives to Express Jet Airlines

Please click on the logos below to find out more about airlines that fly similar routes to ExpressJet:

Trusted globally

Rated Excellent on Trustpilot

We’re super proud of our Trustpilot rating, but don’t just take it from us. See why millions of others love booking their flights through Alternative Airlines

Buy now, pay later

Buy your flights now and pay later

No way, really?! Yes! We’ve partnered with some amazing BNPL payment providers to allow you to pay for your flights over time, with ease.

Hub Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

ExpressJet headquarters are based in proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The airport is located 7 miles (11km) away from the center of the city of Atlanta in the United States.It is one of the busiest airports in the world with around 100 million passengers visiting the airport each year.

The 23 airlines that fly to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) include Delta, Delta Connection, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, and more.


As of May 2021, the airline fleet consists of:

  • 2 x ERJ-145

Prior to its relaunch as an independent airline, its fleet consisted of:

  • 14 x Bombardier CRJ700ER (operated for American Eagle)
  • 21 x Embraer ERJ-135LR (operated for Delta connection)
  • 72 x Embraer ERJ-145LR
  • 39 x Embraer ERJ-145XR