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United Airline baggage allowance and fee



CallSign : UNITED

Founded : April 6, 1926

Key people : Scott Kirby (Chief Executive Officer)| Oscar Munoz (Executive Chairman)| Jane Garvey (Chairman)| Brett Hart (President) | Gerry Laderman (Chief Financial Officer) | Walter Varney (Founder)

Country : United States

Office Address : United Airlines Inc., 233 S Wacker Dr

City : Chicago

State : Illinois,

Zip Code : 60606

Phone number : 1-800-864-8331

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Personal item and Carry on

The United flight reservations allow one carry-on baggage beside one small personal bag. The dimension of the carry-on must be within 22 x 35 x 56cm while for the personal item, it must be 22 x 25 x 43cm.

Checked baggage

The checked bag depends upon the class of service by the passenger’s booking. There is no insurance for the passenger’s baggage. 62cm is the maximum linear dimension allowable.

Prepay for the checked baggage online to make the process hassle-free and also get some offers.

Additional or Excess baggage

You cannot prepay for your excess bags through an online window.  It can be done at the airline kiosk at the airport. 

The passengers need to ensure that the luggage items have their size restrictions according to the specifications of the Airlines. They allow pet carriers in the aircraft cabin but it is subject to size restrictions and additional charge.

Baggage Allowance Dimensions Fees
Carry-on baggage 1 carry-on bag, 1 personal item 115cm(carry-on) 89cm(personal item) -
Checked baggage 2 bags(economy class) 157cm $35.00 USD(first bag) $45.00USD (second bag) $150.00USD (additional)


United Airlines Baggage Policy FAQ's

You can prepay for your checked bags through the airline website. It can be done at least 24 hours before your flight.

In case of any missing or lost baggage, the customers can enquire or submit a detailed form to the United Flights customer service.

The weight limit for the checked baggage in the United Economy class is 23 Kg and for the rest upper classes, it is 32 Kg.


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