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United Airlines or United is a major American airline which is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The airline is a founding member of the Star Alliance and regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express. United Airlines has codeshare agreements with Aer Lingus, Aeromar, Air Dolomiti, Azul, Cape Air, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Germanwings, Hawaiian Airlines and Island Air.

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United Destinations

United Airlines operates a wide range of flights, from domestic flights within the USA, but also flies to destinations around the world including North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Chicago, Houston, New York, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Guam, Tokyo, Washington and many others. See the table below for the expansive destinations that United currently cover, correct of November 2019.

Domestic Destinations

Alaska Anchorage Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)
Arizona Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Arizona Tucson Tucson International Airport (TUS)
California Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR)
California Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
California Ontario Ontario International Airport (ONT)
California Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA)
California Palm Springs Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
California Sacramento Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
California San Diego San Diego International Airport (SAN)
California San Francisco San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
California San Jose Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
California Stockton Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK)
Colorado Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
Colorado Denver Denver International Airport (DEN)
Colorado Montrose Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)
Colorado Vail Eagle County Airport (EGE)
Connecticut Hartford Bradley International Airport (BDL)
Florida Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Florida Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Florida Jacksonville Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Florida Miami Miami International Airport (MIA)
Florida Orlando Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Florida Sarasota Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Florida Tampa Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Florida West Palm Beach Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
Georgia Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Guam Hagåtña Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM)
Hawaii Hilo Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Hawaii Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
Hawaii Kahului Kahului Airport (OGG)
Hawaii Kona Kona International Airport (KOA)
Hawaii Lihue Lihue Airport (LIH)
Idaho Boise Boise Airport (BOI)
Illinois Chicago Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Indiana Indianapolis Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Iowa Des Moines Des Moines International Airport (DSM)
Kansas Wichita Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT)
Kentucky Cincinnati Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
Louisiana New Orleans Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Maine Portland Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Maryland Baltimore Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Massachusetts Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Michigan Detroit Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
Michigan Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)
Michigan Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)
Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
Minnesota Rochester Rochester International Airport (RST)
Missouri Kansas City Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
Missouri St. Louis St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
Montana Billings Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)
Montana Bozeman Gallatin Field Airport (BZN)
Montana Kalispell Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)
Montana Missoula Missoula International Airport (MSO)
Nebraska Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA)
Nevada Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Nevada Reno Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
New Jersey Newark Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
New Mexico Albuquerque Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
New York Albany Albany International Airport (ALB)
New York Buffalo Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
New York New York City LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
New York Rochester Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)
New York Syracuse Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)
North Carolina Charlotte Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT)
North Carolina Greensboro Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)
North Carolina Raleigh Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
North Dakota Bismarck Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS)
Ohio Cleveland Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
Ohio Columbus Port Columbus International Airport (CMH)
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)
Oklahoma Tulsa Tulsa International Airport (TUL)
Oregon Eugene Eugene Airport (EUG)
Oregon Portland Portland International Airport (PDX)
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
Puerto Rico Aguadilla Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN)
Puerto Rico San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
Rhode Island Providence T. F. Green Airport (PVD)
South Carolina Charleston Charleston International Airport (CHS)
South Carolina Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)
South Dakota Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD)
Tennessee Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
Tennessee Memphis Memphis International Airport (MEM)
Tennessee Nashville Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Texas Austin Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Texas Dallas/Fort Worth Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Texas Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Texas McAllen McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE)
Texas San Antonio San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
Utah Salt Lake City Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
Vermont Burlington Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Virginia Norfolk Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
Virginia Richmond Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Virginia Washington, D.C. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Virginia Washington, D.C. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Virgin Islands Saint Thomas Cyril E. King Airport (STT)
Washington Everett Paine Field (PAE)
Washington Seattle Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Washington Spokane Spokane International Airport (GEG)
Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
Wyoming Jackson Hole Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)

International Destinations

Antigua and Barbuda Antigua V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU)
Argentina Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Aruba Oranjestad Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)
Australia Sydney Sydney Airport (SYD)
Australia Melbourne Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Bahamas Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport (BRU)
Belize Belize City Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)
Bermuda Hamilton L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA)
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG)
Brazil São Paulo São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
Canada Calgary Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Canada Edmonton Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
Canada Vancouver Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Canada Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Cayman Islands Grand Cayman Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM)
Chile Santiago Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL)
China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
China Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)
China Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Colombia Bogotá El Dorado International Airport (BOG)
Costa Rica Liberia Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
Cuba Havana José Martí International Airport (HAV)
Curaçao Willemstad Curaçao International Airport (CUR)
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Dominican Republic Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP)
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)
Dominican Republic Santiago de los Caballeros Cibao International Airport (STI)
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Las Américas International Airport (SDQ)
Ecuador Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)
El Salvador San Salvador Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL)
Federated States of Micronesia Chuuk Chuuk International Airport (TKK)
Federated States of Micronesia Kosrae Kosrae International Airport (KSA)
Federated States of Micronesia Pohnpei Pohnpei International Airport (PNI)
Federated States of Micronesia Yap Yap International Airport (YAP)
France (French Polynesia) Papeete Fa'a'a International Airport (PPT)
France Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Germany Munich Munich Airport (MUC)
Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Greece Athens Athens International Airport (ATH)
Guatemala Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport (GUA)
Honduras Roatán Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB)
Honduras San Pedro Sula Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP)
Honduras Tegucigalpa Toncontín International Airport (TGU)
Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Iceland Reykjavik Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
India Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
India Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)
Ireland Dublin Dublin Airport (DUB)
Ireland Shannon Shannon Airport (SNN)
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
Italy Milan Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
Italy Naples Naples International Airport (NAP)
Italy Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Italy Venice Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
Italy Palermo Falcone Borsellino Airport (PMO)
Jamaica Montego Bay Sangster International Airport (MBJ)
Japan Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport (FUK)
Japan Nagoya Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO)
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Japan Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)
Marshall Islands Kwajalein Bucholz Army Airfield (KWA)
Marshall Islands Majuro Marshall Islands International Airport (MAJ)
Mexico San José del Cabo Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
Mexico Mexico City Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Mexico León Del Bajío International Airport (BJX)
Mexico Ixtapa Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH)
Mexico Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL)
Mexico Puerto Vallarta Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
Mexico Cancún Cancún International Airport (CUN)
Mexico Cozumel Cozumel International Airport (CZM)
Mexico Mérida Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (MID)
Netherlands Kralendijk Flamingo International Airport (BON)
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
New Zealand Auckland Auckland Airport (AKL)
Nicaragua Managua Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA)
Palau Koror Roman Tmetuchi International Airport (ROR)
Panama Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)
Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
Portugal Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Hewanorra International Airport (UVF)
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
Sint Maarten Philipsburg Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
South Africa Cape Town Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Spain Barcelona Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Spain Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD)
St. Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB)
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN)
Switzerland Geneva Geneva International Airport (GVA)
Switzerland Zurich Zurich Airport (ZRH)
Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain Piarco International Airport (POS)
Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales Providenciales International Airport (PLS)
United Kingdom London London Heathrow International Airport (LHR)
United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Airport (MAN)
United Kingdom Edinburgh Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
United Kingdom Glasgow Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Destination News

31st October 2019

Today the airline will launch a new direct route from Melbourne to San Francisco. The new route will utilise the airline's Boeing 787-9 model, and will have a flight time of around 14 hours. The new route will fly three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

16th August 2019

United Airline today announced that United Airlines would begin a new route from Stockton Metropolitan Airport to LAX. The airline will operate these new flights twice-daily.

Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

Carry-on bags must fit the dimensions of 22 x 35 x 56cm or 9 x 14 x 22in, including the handles and wheels. In addition, passengers are permitted one personal item measuring 22 x 25 x 43cm or 9 x 10 x 17in. 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 157 cm/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 - 23kg/51lbs
  • United Business - 32kg/71lbs
  • United First - 32kg/71lbs
  • United Polaris first class - 32kg/71lbs
  • United Polaris business class - 32kg/71lbs

MileagePlus status

  • Premier Silver - 23kg/51lbs
  • Premier Gold - 32kg/71lbs
  • Premier Platinum - 32kg/71lbs
  • Premier 1K - 32kg/71lbs
  • Star Alliance Gold - 32kg/71lbs

Musical Instruments

United Airlines allows small instruments to be taken as carry-on luggage, while larger instruments must be carried as checked luggage. For more information on United Airlines and other airlines' flying with musical instrument policies.

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.

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 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.


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.


Connect to 'United Wi-Fi' and enjoy high-speed internet connection while you fly. United Airlines WIFI is powered by GoGo, Panasonic, 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!

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.

Economy and Premium Economy Class

Passengers can opt for a choice of United's Basic Economy or Economy Plus (Premium Economy) Fares.

Economy and Premium Economy 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 the 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 beer, 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 hours.

Basic Economy Class Facilities

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.

What are Economy and Premium Economy Seats like?

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.

First Class

Experience maximum comfort and style with United First.

First Class Facilities

Ease through security and check-in with Premier Acess benefits which grants you Premier Access check-in, security and priority boarding. There's also no need to worry about checking additional luggage with a baggage allowance of two standard size checked bags included in your ticket fare. Once on board you'll be able to enjoy a range of high-quality meals made by United's team of renowned chefs.

What are First Class Seats Like?

Once in the air, passengers can stretch out in the brand new, extra-spacious United First seats. Featuring a stylishly contoured two-tone leather, a six-way adjustable headrest and padded seat cushions. There's also room to store all your electronic devices and personal items.

Business Class

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

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 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.


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.

Special Dietary Requirements

United Airlines offer many meals to suit a variety of special dietary requirements, from vegan meals, to vegetarian Asian meals, to food for minors, as well as meals based on 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.

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.


- Airbus: A319-100 , A320-200.

- Boeing: 737-700, 737-800 , 737-900 , 737-900ER , 737 MAX 9 , 757-200 , 757-300 , 767-300ER , 767-400ER, 777-200, 777-200ER, 777-300ER , 787-8 , 787-9.

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, Envoy Air UPS Airlines and Ameriflight. It has seven runaways and can handle nearly 65 million passengers every year. A number of other airlines also operate out of this airport, including Volaris, Boutique Air, Alaska Airlines and previously Air Jamaica.


Star Alliance

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.

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