Founded in 1926 under the name of Varney Airlines, United Airlines is one of the world’s largest global airlines. It is headquartered at Willis Tower, Chicago. The airline’s logo is the word ‘United’ written in blue next to an image of a globe. Its fleet consists of a total of 778 aircraft - all Boeing and Airbus models. These include Boeing 787-700, Airbus A319-100, Boeing 787-900ER and Airbus A320-200 amongst many others.
with United Airlines you can book flights that travel to over 300 cities across five continents. The airline’s network in the US is extensive, serving more than 200 domestic destinations. Some of the most popular destinations covered by the airline are Boston, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Diego, Los Angeles and more. United Airlines flights also travel to cities in Germany, Dublin, and the breathtaking islands of Antigua and Barbuda.
The maximum dimensions permissible for carry-on baggage are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm) - handles and wheels included. The same for personal items are 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm).
For standard checked baggage, permissible dimensions cannot exceed 62 inches (158cm), including wheels and handles. The permissible weights for different classes of service are -
In case of extra baggage, fees vary according to the destination, travel class and the membership status.
Small dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds (except cockatoos) can be carried as in-cabin pets in most domestic flights. The pet can be carried in addition to a carry-on bag and a service charge of $125 will be applied each way. An additional service charge of $125 will be applied for each stopover of over four hours on domestic flights and over 24 hours on international flights.
Children between the ages 5 and 14, when travelling alone, are treated as unaccompanied minors. They are allowed to travel only on non-stop United and United Express flights. The service is not available for codeshare flights, flights of other partner airlines, and flights connecting to or from other airlines’ flights
A diverse in-flight menu is available to all travelers, which includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Most alcoholic drinks can be purchased, but beer is complimentary on trans-Atlantic flights.
Soft-drinks, juices, tea, coffee, and other non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary on all international flights. Special cocktails are available on flights between the US and Hawaii.
United Airlines Private Screening allows passengers to view the latest Hollywood hits, TV series, music videos from VEVO through a seatback monitor or their own personal devices, depending upon the flight.
Passengers can select their preferred seats via web check-in 24 hours prior to a scheduled departure. Minimum check-in time limits, baggage check, and boarding may vary according to the departure airport and destination. Passengers are advised to check the airline’s website for any changes before making a booking.
United Airlines is one of the founding members of Star Alliance. As of 2019, United Airlines was recognized for the fourth year in a row as the best place to work for disability inclusion, having a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Disability Equality Index(DEI). Moreover, the airline’s frequent flyer program ‘MileagePlus’ was crowned the favorite frequent-flyer program for the fourth time by Trazee Awards in 2019. Value-for-money United Airlines flight deals can be availed by MileagePlus members on hotel booking, shopping, wines and much more.
Policies related to baggage, unaccompanied minors and pets are subject to change without prior notice at the airline’s discretion. Charges and fees are also subject to modification
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