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United Airlines

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About United Airlines

IATA code


ICAO code


United Airlines headquarters

Chicago - Illinois

Main operational airport

O'Hare International Airport

Number of destinations covered by United Airlines 

more than 210

Most popular destination


Most popular routes


Year of establishment


Parent Company

United Airlines Holdings

Popular fleet

Boeing 787, Boeing 777, Boeing 767, Boeing 757, Boeing 737, Airbus 319, Airbus 320, Bombardier CRJ-200, Bombardier CRJ-500, Bombardier CRJ-700, EMB 145

United Airlines contact number


United Airlines website

United Airlines is the world’s third-largest airline after American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. United Airlines was founded in 1926, and its commitment to excellence and devotion stays ahead. As a founding member of the Star Alliance, United Airlines is an essential part of a huge network that helps passengers find the most convenient offers for their destination with all the services they need. Over 86000 people are employed in the company in nine hubs, the largest of which is Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

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United Airlines Flight – Things to Know 

Explore the in-flight entertainment and services provided by United Airlines with Almosfer.

  • United Airlines flies to 342 domestic and international destinations.
  • Experience the finest service levels and world-class refinement with United Airlines First class.
  • Select your travel date and book the cheapest flight tickets in Economy class.
  • United Airlines allows travelers to bring their pets with some restrictions.
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United Airlines Flights – Amenities

United Airlines booking provides a wide range of amenities and services such as:

  • Exquisite dining
  • In-flight magazine
  • USB port
  • Spacious seats
  • In-flight entertainment
  • On-board beverages
  • Duty-free shopping

United Airlines Fleet

United Airlines has the youngest and most modern fleet of more than 800 aircraft. It primarily operates a mix of Airbus aircraft and Boeing with an average age of 16.5 years.

United Airlines fleet includes 

Aircraft Model


Boeing 787

219–318 passengers

Boeing 777

276-350 passengers

Boeing 767

167-240 passengers

Boeing 757

142-234 passengers

Boeing 737

126-179 passengers


126-150 passengers


50-70 passengers

EMB 170 & 175

70-76 passengers

EMB 145

50 passengers

United Airlines Awards and Recognitions: 

Award Year

Award/Nomination Type


Best Business Class Lounge in North America by Skytrax


Among World’s Top 100 Airlines by Skytrax


North America's Leading Inflight Magazine by World Travel Awards


North America's Leading Airport Lounge by World Travel Awards


World's Leading Airline - Business Class by World Travel Awards

(Awards & Recognitions)

United Airlines services for Economy Class, Business Class and First Class

Economy Class

  • Comfortable seats 
  • A variety of food and drink selections
  • WiFi access is available to purchase.
  • Entertainment channels

Business Class

  • Extra spacious seats
  • Priority boarding
  • Premier Access check-in counters
  • Main screen
  • WiFi is available to purchase.
  • Entertainment channels
  • Inflight magazines
  • Fine dining experience 
  • Inflight beverages

First Class

  • Recline seats
  • Priority boarding
  • Premier Access check-in counters
  • Main screen
  • Wide storage
  • Multi-course meals
  • WiFi is available to purchase.
  • A lavish entertainment system
  • Inflight magazines
  • Inflight beverages

United Airlines Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowance

Number of Pieces

Baggage weight


Checked baggage

2 pieces

23 kgs

157 cm

Carry-on baggage

1 piece


56 x 36 x 23 cm

Know more about United Airlines baggage allowance

Prohibited Items on United Airlines Flights:

For safety and security purposes, items listed below are not allowed on United Airlines Flights.

  • Bags that are self-balancing or self-riding
  • Camping equipment that contains fuel
  • Defense sprays like mace, pepper sprays and tear gas
  • Explosives like fireworks, gunpowder, flares, flare guns and novelty items
  • Ready-to-eat meals (MREs) with a flameless heater
  • Shock absorbers
  • Smart bags with nonremovable batteries
  • Tasers

United Airlines Check-in Information

United Airlines provides online check-in starting 24 hours before your flight's departure. 

  • Visit a self-service kiosk at the airport, where you can print your boarding pass and check your baggage.
  • When traveling within the U.S. arrive at least 90 minutes at the airport, and arrive at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure time when traveling internationally.
  • United Airlines airport check-in varies depending on U.S. airports.


Minimum check-in times for nonstop international flights

(minutes before departure time)

Minimum check-in times for flights within the U.S. with checked baggage (minutes before departure time)

Minimum check-in times for flights within the U.S. with carry-on baggage only (minutes before departure time)

Baltimore (BWI)

60 minutes

45 minutes

45 minutes

Honolulu (HNL)

75 minutes

45 minutes

30 minutes

Kahului, Maui (OGG)

60 minutes

45 minutes

45 minutes

Mammoth Lakes (MMH)

60 minutes

30 minutes

30 minutes

Salt Lake City (SLC)

60 minutes

45 minutes

45 minutes

San Juan, PR (SJU)

60 minutes

45 minutes

45 minutes

FAQs for United Airlines

  • Does United Airlines allow web check-in?

    Yes, United Airlines allows web check-in.

  • Does United Airlines provide online seat selection?

    Yes, United Airlines offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • Can I cancel my flight on United Airlines?

    Almosafer would help you with cancellations. Make sure to check our cancellation policy before making any changes. Furthermore, Cancellation information can be found via your booking details.

  • How can I find cheap United Airlines flights?

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  • Does United Airlines offer priority boarding?

    United Airlines provide priority boarding to business and first-class passengers, passengers with frequent flyer status or loyalty program members, and passengers with disabilities or special needs.

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