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United Airlines Baggage Allowance

Carry On Baggage

For travellers flying on Basic Economy ticket, only one personal item is allowed. However, those passengers who are Premier members or primary MileagePlus credit card members and are flying on Basic Economy ticket are allowed to bring in one full size carry on bag as well. All others travelling on Basic Economy ticket and bringing in a full size carry on luggage are required to transfer it to check in and pay the required check in baggage fee and a handling charge of $25.

All other customers, who are travelling in other classes of travel, can bring in one carry on baggage and one personal item.

The personal item can be 22cm * 25cm *43cm in dimensions. It can be a laptop bag, shoulder bag, purse or other small item.

The carry on bag shall be 22cm*35cm*56cm in dimensions.

Besides personal item and carry on bag, passengers are also allowed to bring in jacket/coat, reading material, assistive devices, diaper bag, child restraint system or child seat, breast pump and pet carrier.

Musical Instruments– Small musical instruments such as violin, guitar allowed in cabin provided these are put in hard case and can be put in overhead bins or under the front seats. These are allowed as a part of the cabin baggage allowance.

Liquids,Aerosols and Gels– Allowed in cabin in packs of not more than 100ml volume. These can be kept in a single litre size (or quart- size) resealable plastic bag.

 

Check In Baggage

Check in baggage allowance for United Airlines passengers depend on service class of travel and MileagePlus membership status. There are five different classes of travel on United Airlines. These are United Economy, United Business, United First, United Polaris first class and United Polaris business class. Also, there are four levels of Mileage Plus membership- Premier Silver, Premier Gold, Premier Platinum and Premier 1K, besides the Star Alliance Gold membership.

 

United Economy- Max check in bag weight is 23 kg

Other classes- Max check in bag weight allowed is 32 kg

 

Premier Silver members- Max weight per check in bag is 23 kg

All other membership levels- Max weight per check in bag is 32 kg

 

Check-in Baggage Service Fee

 

1st 2nd
Within the United States, and to and from Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands 25 USD/CAD 35 USD/CAD
Between the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, and Belize 25 USD/CAD 40 USD/CAD
Between the United States and Mexico free 55 USD/CAD
Between North and Central America to/from Argentina free free
Between North, Central and South America to/from Europe, Africa and certain Middle Eastern countries free 100 USD/CAD  (except between Canada and the United Kingdom where the 2nd bag service charge is 70 USD/CAD).
To and from New Zealand free 100 USD/CAD
To and from Micronesia/Guam and North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and certain Middle Eastern countries free 70 USD/CAD
Between Micronesia/Guam free 40 USD/CAD
Travel originates outside of Asia to certain Asian countries free 100 USD/CAD

 

For carrying 3rd or more check in bags (of weight upto 23 kg and linear size less than 158 cm), or taking more bags in excess of check in baggage allowances, the following rates would apply:

 

Within the United States, and between the United States and Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands 150 USD/CAD per piece
To the Caribbean, Central America and South America 150 USD
Between the United States and Mexico 180 USD/CAD
All other international destinations 200 USD/CAD

Overweight and oversize baggage charges

Within the United States, and between the United States and Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands 23-32kg 100 USD/CAD per piece
33-45kg 200 USD/CAD per piece
158cm-292cm 200USD/CAD per piece
To Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Micronesia 23-32kg 200 USD/200 CAD (except Mexico where charge is 100 USD/CAD)
33-45kg 400 USD/CAD (except Mexico where charge is 200 USD/CAD)
158cm-292cm 200USD/CAD per piece

 

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