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About United Airlines

United Airlines or United is a major American airline which is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

United Airlines is a founding member of the Star Alliance and regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express.

The airline flies to many destinations worldwide including Chicago, Houston, New York, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Guam, Tokyo, Washington and many others.

United Airlines has codeshare agreements with Aer Lingus, Aeromar, Air Dolomiti, Azul, Cape Air, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Germanwings, Hawaiian Airlines and Island Air.



United Airlines Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage


Carry-on bags must fit the dimensions of 22 x 35 x 56cm, including the handles and wheels.

In addition, passengers are permitted one personal item measuring 22 x 25 x 43cm.

Unless travelling in Basic Economy, passengers are permitted one carry-on bag, plus one personal item.

Basic Economy passengers are only permitted a personal item on board.


Checked Baggage

Checked bags must fit within the combined dimensions of 62 inches. The weight of these bags are dependent on the class of service or MileagePlus status. If your class of service allowance is different from your MileagePlus status, the larger of the two will apply:

Class of service

  • United Economy - 23 kg
  • United Business - 32 kg
  • United First - 32 kg
  • United Polaris first class - 32 kg
  • United Polaris business class - 32 kg


MileagePlus status

  • Premier Silver - 23 kg
  • Premier Gold - 32 kg
  • Premier Platinum - 32 kg
  • Premier 1K - 32 kg
  • Star Alliance Gold - 32 kg



United Airlines Check-In Information

Online Check-In

United Airlines offer passengers online check-in 24 hours before departure. The link can be found here.


Airport Check-In

For domestic flights, passengers without checked baggage must check in at least 30 minutes before departure.

For domestic flights, passengers with checked baggage must check in at least 45 minutes before departure.

For international flights, passengers must check in at least 60 minutes before departure.

For flights to or from Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, passengers must check in at least 90 minutes before departure.


United Airlines Inflight Entertainment

United offers various types of inflight entertainment on its flights. Passengers can find out which entertainment options will be provided on their flight by checking the Flight Status information for their flight on the United website. Inflight entertainment services will vary according to the aircraft and the ticket fare class.

United Airlines TV

United offers a range of popular TV shows on its flights including popular classic comedies such as Friends, Modern Family and Will and Grace as well as contemporary dramas.

United Airlines Movies

Find the right film to fit your tastes with United's wide collection of movies. From cult classics to new releases, United has something to fit every taste. With a large selection of Disney films, there's no need to worry about bored children with the excellent movies on your United flight.


United Airlines Business Class

United Airlines Business Class service is available on flights between the U.S. and Latin America or the Caribbean.

United Airlines Business Class Facilites

Passengers flying United Business can enjoy a more relaxed travel experience from check-in to baggage claim. Premier Acess travel services mean Business Class passengers can avoid the stress of the airport floor and instead make use of designated airport check-in lanes, exclusive security lanes and Premier Access priority baggage handling. Once in the air, passengers can savour fresh, restaurant-quality meals and entree choices that were selected by renowned chefs.

What are United Airlines Business Class Seats Like?

In the new, extra-spacious United Airlines seats there's room to relax and to work. With a six-way adjustable headrest and a padded seat cushion, you'll be able to sit back and relax on your United flight. There's also no need to worry about any of your personal devices running out of battery, as United Airlines Business Class seats feature a universal power socket to charge your laptop and mobile throughout your flight. You can also find a granite topped extendable cocktail table in the center that allows you to keep your tray table free for eating, working and entertainment.


United Airlines WIFI

Connect to 'United Wi-Fi' and enjoy high-speed internet connection while you fly. United Airlines WIFI is powered by GoGo, Pansonic, Thales and ViaSat, depending on where you fly to. WIFI with United Airlines allows you to access all the apps and that you'd usually use on the ground so that you don't miss out!


United Airlines WIFI Price

You can pre-purchase United Airlines WIFI for a monthly subscription for $49 USD for use on flights in North America and Central America and $69 USD for use on flights globally.

United Airlines also give the option to purchase an annual subscription, which costs $539 USD on all flights in North America and Central America and $689 USD on flights globally.

You can also purchase United Airlines WIFI inflight. although prices will differ depending on which route you're flying.


United Airlines Economy Class

United Airlines Economy Class cabins is divided into two:



Economy Plus

With lots of legroom, you can feel comfortable and relaxed as you stretch out and with the added benefit of sitting near the front of the cabin.


Basic Economy

A new fare to choose from has been introduced to united Airlines Economy Class. For budget travellers with lots of benefits!

Please note Basic Economy is only available on select United Airlines flight routes


United Airlines Economy Class Facilities

Economy plus

Choose from a wide range of food and beverages (dependant on your route and flight duration). This can entail a variety of packaged snacks, meals and wine or soft drinks.

Flights to North America, parts of Latin America and Caribbean:

Enjoy complimentary teas, coffees and soft drinks, snacks or you can buy either a tasty meal from the Bistro Menu on board or spirits, wine and beer on all flights.


Flights to or from Europe, Asia, Middle East, the South Pacific and parts of Latin America

(international flights)

Complimentary house wine and bee, teas, coffee and soft drinks are available. Also a complimentary three-course meal is available and a mid-flight snack on flights longer than 12 hour duration.



Basic Economy


Inflight amenities and services are included such as food and beverages, WI-FI and in-flight entertainment!

Please note that full size carry-on bags are not permitted however you can take one personal item on board.


United Airlines Economy Class Seats


Economy Plus Seating

You can have up to 5 inches of extra legroom based near the front of the cabin. This seating is available on all United and United Express flights.


Basic Economy Seating

>Comfortable seating for the budget traveller to get you to where you want to go all rested.

Please note: group or family seating is not available and you are unable to choose your seat or to upgrade.



United Airlines Food

United Airlines Meal Options

Economy passengers flying within North America, the Caribbean and most of Latin America are offered complimentary snacks, with the option to purchase meals and snacks in the in-flight service.

Economy passengers flying to or from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the South Pacific and selected destinations in Latin America are given a complimentary 3-course meal, and additional snack course for flights longer than 12 hours.

Premium class passenger meals are dependent on the flight duration time. To see sample menus to see what may be offered, click here.

For passengers travelling Business Class or United Polaris First, all food is complementary, including arrival snacks and a 5-course meal.


United Airlines Special Dietary Requirements

United Airlines offer many meals to suit a variety of special dietary requirements, from vegetarian and vegan meals, food for minors, medical requirements and religious requirements. These meals must be requested at least 24 hours before flight departure time, and can be done by contacting United. To see the list of the special meals that United offer, click here.


United Airlines Drinks & Alcohol

United Airlines have a full drink trolley service on their flights including alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits), soft drinks and hot drinks. Economy passengers are given one complimentary drink and First and Business class passengers receive a complimentary premium drink upon arrival, including fine wines, spirits, regional beer or champagne.


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United Airlines Fleet

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United Airlines Hub Airport 

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport is the main international airport serving Dallas. It is the main hub airport for American Airlines, UPS Airlines and Ameriflight. It has seven runaways and can handle nearly 65 million passengers every year.


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United Airlines Alliance

Star Alliance

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Star Alliance is one of the leading global airline network, which has 27 member airlines. Star Alliance was founded in 1997 with the five founding airlines: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines. The alliance has grown considerably now to airlines which fly to 1,321 airports and 193 countries, carrying 637 million passengers every year!


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Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals on United Airlines

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United Airlines News

7th June 2018

United Airlines faces challenges from Singapore Airlines

United Airlines has a new competitor! Singapore Airlines is set to challenge its Long-haul route network as it gets closer and closer to launch non-stop flights from Singapore to New York and Los Angeles. A few years ago, Singapore ordered a specialist aircraft with a goal of granting the airline access to the U.S. direct. A few months after that, United got in there first with a non-stop flight from San Francisco to Singapore. Now Singapore Airlines is back in business. Five years ago, Singapore Airlines cancelled its nonstop Singapore-Newark and Singapore-Los Angeles routes due to soaring oil prices.


Currently, United Airlines doesn't fly nonstop from the New York area to Singapore, but it still has a high market share on that route. It can offer one-stop service via its hubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles, or via its Asian joint venture partners' hubs. Other U.S.-based airlines don't offer nearly as many options. This new competition should shake things up a bit.



15th May 2018

United restrict their pet policies by nearly 50 types of dogs and cats

After a series of unfortunate incidents for the airline, United Airlines has decided to limit the types of pets that it is allowed to transport aboard its planes. The Chicago-based airline will allow you to make United reservations with animals from this coming summer, but the rules and regulations will have changed. Some of the rules, for instance, state that they will only accept dogs and cats and will exclude some snub-nosed and strong-jawed breeds. It also won’t transport animals through four airports in hot climates in summer. The more conservative approach is meant to “improve the safety of the pet travel experience,” United said Tuesday. But it also leaves owners determined to travel with their pets — especially those often subject to airline restrictions — with one fewer option. For more infl=ormation on making flight reservations with your pet, emotional support animal or servie animal with Alternative Airlines, click here.



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