United Airlines

United Airlines, Inc. is a significant American airline with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois' Willis Tower. United Airlines has a vast domestic and international route network that connects major and minor locations across the United States and all six continents.

What are the Check-in options at United Airlines?

Depending on where you are in your travel journey, there are various options to check in for your United or United Express flight.

24 hours before departure:

  • Visit united.com/checkin for more information.
  • Enter your confirmation number or eTicket number, as well as your last name.
  • Use your MileagePlus® account information to log in.

At the departure Airport:

You can check-in for your flight in one of the following methods when you arrive at the departure airport:

  • You can print your boarding card and check your baggage at a self-service kiosk.
  • At the United check-in counter, speak with a United representative.

The following are the minimum check-in and baggage-checking times:

  • Travellers without checked luggage must check-in at least 30 minutes before departure on most United and United Express flights inside the United States
  • Travellers with checked luggage must check-in at least 45 minutes before departure on most United and United Express flights inside the United States
  • Regardless of whether or not they are checking luggage, travellers must check-in at least 60 minutes before departure on most United and United Express international flights.

When should I arrive at the boarding gate?

Customers must board the aircraft 15 minutes before the planned departure time for flights within the United States. To ensure that you are on the plane before the doors close, arrive at the boarding gate at least 15 minutes before departure.

We recommend arriving at the gate at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time for international flights. Please be warned that if you are departing from one of the following airports, you must arrive at the gate at a particular time before departure.

Top industries served by United Airlines include:

San Francisco to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to San Francisco, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Las Vegas to Los Angeles are United's top international sectors.

They also fly from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Denver to Los Angeles, Auckland to Wellington, and Wellington to Auckland regularly.

Purchases made on united.com or through the United app:

For purchases made on united.com and the United app, the following methods of payment are accepted (not all forms of payment are accepted in all countries/regions):

  • Alipay is a payment system that allows you to (only for purchases made on united.com with a China billing address)
  • Apple Pay with American Express® (only for purchases made in the United app with a U.S. billing address)
  • Chase Pay® (for purchases made using Chase Visa consumer cards in the United States, including UnitedSM Chase Visa Cards)
  • PayPalTM
  • JCB MasterCard
  • PayPalTM (U.S. billing addresses only)
  • UATP
  • Visa

Checkout Payment can be made in cash at an airport ticket counter or by purchasing a United ticket.

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