United Airlines in a nutshell

United Airlines is the world’s third largest airline in terms of fleet size and route network. Headquartered at Wills tower in Chicago, Illinois, it is a major American airline which has eight hubs in the country with Chicago-O’Hare Intentional being the biggest hub. Having commenced its operations in the year 1931, United Airlines at present serves more than 340 destinations around the world with the help of its gigantic fleet size of 794 aircraft. United Airlines is accredited as the founding member of Star Alliance, thus increasing its reach globally. Its frequent flyer program called MileagePlus allows passengers to enjoy benefits like priority check-ins, extra baggage allowance and lounge access in exchange for the miles accrued. So, make United Airlines reservations often to avail such benefits.


Passengers traveling with United Airlines are allowed one carry-on bag, and one personal item. The size of the carry-on bag cannot exceed 9 X 14 X 22 inches whereas the size of the personal item must not be more than 9 x 10 x 17 inches. In addition to the carryon bag and personal item, medical devices including breast pumps, assistive devices, mobility aids as well as a jacket, an umbrella, reading material can be brought onboard.   

Checked Baggage

If you are flying United Economy class, the maximum weight for your checked bag can be up to 50 lbs. For flying other classes like United Business, United First, and United Polaris business class, you can take up bags weighing no more than 72 lbs. However, the dimensions of the bag, irrespective of the class, cannot be more than 62 inches.