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United Airlines Check In

Recommended Check In Times (within US)

Arrival at Airport 120 minutes before departure (exceptions below)
Finish Check In 30 minutes before departure
Be at the boarding gate 15 minutes before departure

 

Recommended Check In Times (International)

Arrival at Airport 180 minutes before departure (exceptions below)
Finish Check In 60 minutes before departure

(90 minutes for flights to/from Micronesia and Marshall Islands)

Be at the boarding gate 30 minutes before departure

(exceptions are:

  • Brussels (BRU): 60 minutes
  • Caracas (CCS): 60 minutes
  • Dublin (DUB): 30 minutes
  • Koror (ROR): 30 minutes
  • Kosrae (KSA): 60 minutes
  • Kwajalein (KWA): 60 minutes
  • Lima (LIM): 30 minutes
  • Majuro (MAJ): 60 minutes
  • Pohnpei (PNI): 60 minutes
  • Truk (TKK): 60 minutes
  • Yap (YAP): 60 minutes)

 

Exceptions to minimum check in time requirements for Domestic United flights:

International Non-stop Within US, with check in baggage Within US, only hand baggage
Anchorage (ANC) 60 45 30
Aspen (ASE) 60 45 30
Atlanta (ATL) 60 45 30
Austin (AUS) 60 45 30
Baltimore (BWI) 60 45 45
Charlotte (CLT) 60 45 30
Chicago (ORD) 60 45 30
Cincinnati (CVG) 60 45 30
Cleveland (CLE) 60 45 30
Dallas (DFW) 60 45 30
Denver (DEN) 60 45 30
Detroit (DTW) 60 45 30
Fairbanks (FAI) 60 45 30
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 60 45 30
Greenville (GSP) 60 45 30
Honolulu (HNL) 75 45 30
Houston (IAH) 60 45 30
Indianapolis (IND) 60 45 30
Jacksonville (JAX) 60 45 30
Kona (KOA) 60 45 30
Las Vegas (LAS) 60 45 30
Los Angeles (LAX) 60 45 30
Mammoth Lakes (MMH) 30 30 30
Maui (OGG) 60 45 45
Miami (MIA) 60 45 30
New York (LGA) 60 45 30
Newark (EWR) 60 45 30
Orange County (SNA) 60 45 30
Orlando (MCO) 60 45 30
Philadelphia (PHL) 60 45 30
Phoenix (PHX) 60 45 30
Pittsburgh (PIT) 60 45 30
Portland, Maine (PWM) 60 45 30
Raleigh (RDU) 60 45 30
Reno (RNO) 60 45 30
San Diego (SAN) 60 45 30
San Francisco (SFO) 60 45 30
Savannah (SAV) 60 45 30
Seattle (SEA) 60 45 30
St. Louis (STL) 60 45 30
Tampa (TPA) 60 45 30
Washington (IAD) 60 45 30
Washington DC (DCA) 60 45 30

Latin America and the Caribbean

For airports located outside US, the following exceptions are applied on these airports:

  • Caracas (CCS): 90 mints
  • Lima (LIM): 75 mints
  • San Juan (SJU): 60 mints
  • St. Thomas (STT): 60 mints

Europe

  • Dublin (DUB): 75 mints

Asia and the Pacific

  • Guam (GUM): 60 mints
  • Manila (MNL): 90 mints

Options of Checking In

Online Check In

 

Opens 24 hrs before departure of flight.
Mobile App Check In Opens 24 hrs before departure of flight
Self-service Kiosk Opens 24 hrs before departure of flight

United Airlines Online Check In

United Airlines online check in can be done using its website. You can do it in either of the following two ways:

  • Last name + Confirmation number or e-ticket number
  • Mileage Plus number and password

What is Eligibility for Online Check In on United Airlines?

  • First flight is operated by United Airlines
  • Not more than 4 flight segments in itinerary
  • Less than 9 passengers in a group can check-in
  • Have a scanned copy of passport

Who is not eligible to check in online on United Airlines?

  • If you have made a special service request due to which you have to see a United representative at the airport.
  • Any reservations ticketed on paper.
  • If you have booked economy ticket without check in baggage.

Web check in or online check in can also be done with check in bags. These have to be left at dedicated kiosk areas at airports.

If United tickets have been bought with any travel agency, online check in can still be done on United website.

United Airlines Kiosk Check In

The minimum time requirements for United Airlines kiosk check in are given in table above. You are required to provide your major credit card, United MileagePlus frequent flyer card or passport or Confirmation or ticket number for this process.

When United Kiosk Check in is Not Applicable?

  • When United or United Express is not the first carrier
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • When change of tickets has happened without fee collection
  • Customers carrying paper tickets

What facilities are Available at United Kiosks?

  • Check in and printing of boarding pass
  • Check and tag baggage
  • Select or change seat,
  • Purchase an upgrade to a premium cabin or purchase Economy PlusĀ® seating, if available
  • Stand by for a seat in a premium cabin (for eligible MileagePlus PremierĀ® members)
  • Add MileagePlus number
  • Change your flight for same-day travel
  • Find alternate flights if your original flight is delayed or cancelled
  • Transact in multiple languages- English, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified or Traditional), French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai
  • Listen to an audio output of the instructions if you’re visually impaired

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