united airlines baggage allowance

United Airlines 2019 Baggage Allowance

Flying with United Airlines? Discover everything you need to know about United Airlines baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.


United Airlines Carry-On Baggage

One full-sized carry-on bag (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm) plus one personal item (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm) can be brought on board free of charge.

For Basic Economy travellers, you will only be allowed one personal item, unless you are a Premier® member or a primary card member using a qualifying MileagePlus credit card. If you exceed this limit, you will be required to check  their bag, and pay the applicable checked bag plus a $25 gate handling charge.

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United Airlines Checked Baggage

The maximum exterior dimension of standard checked baggage is 62 inches (158 cm), including handles and wheels.

The max. weight for checked baggage is based on the class of service as well your MileagePlus status, have a look below to find out more.

SERVICEMAX. WEIGHT
United Business70 lbs.
United First70 lbs.
United PolarisSM first class70 lbs.
United Polaris business class70 lbs.
United Economy50 lbs.
MILEAGEPLUSMAX. WEIGHT
Star Alliance Gold70 lbs
Premier 1K70 lbs
Premier Platinum70 lbs
Premier Gold70 lbs
Premier Silver50 lbs.

 

United Airlines Excess Baggage

For checked baggage service charge exceptions, please see this page for details.


United Airlines Oversized, Overweight and Extra Baggage

Additional service charges may apply if your checked baggage exceeds the size and weight limitations that the airline allows for your ticket type. Oversized, overweight and extra baggage is not accepted on flights to certain destinations and on certain flights during specific time frames. For information on locations where overweight or extra baggage is not permitted on flights please see the Excess Baggage Embargo page.

Oversized baggage:

Baggage with total outer dimensions measuring more than 115 inches (292 cm) will not be accepted as checked baggage.

Overweight baggage:

With the exception of assistive devices and musical instruments, baggage weighing more than 100 lbs. (45 kg) will not be accepted.

Musical instruments up to 165 lbs. (75 kg) will be accepted.

Extra baggage:

Assistive devices are accepted at no charge.

Important note: For travel between the U.S. and Brazil, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, no more than three extra checked bags are accepted.


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Content is based on information gathered from the following sources on 08/8/18:
https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/default.aspx
https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/BaggageCarry-On.aspx
https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/CheckedBaggage.aspx
https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/checked-baggage.aspx