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United Airlines Baggage Allowance

Cabin Classes of Travel

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 

Check-in Baggage

United Airlines allows you to carry up to two baggage as checked in luggage with maximum weight being 23 kgs and linear dimensions being 158 cms. Check-in baggage allowance and fees depends on following factors:

1. Type of fare purchased

2. Date of purchase and travel

3. Itinerary

4. When and where the baggage is checked and charge paid

5. Active Military status

6. Mileage Plus Frequent Flyer Membership status

You are required to pay  fees for check-in baggage, except in certain cases where check-in bags are allowed free. The details are given in table below:

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

Excess Baggage Charges

Additional Baggage

On carrying three or more check-in bags of weight up to 23 kg each and sum of dimensions less than 158 cms, following charges have to be paid. All prices are in USD/CAD per piece. 

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

Overweight Baggage:

All charges are in USD/CAD per piece.

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

Oversize Baggage:

If the check-in baggage is of size more than 159 cm and less than 292 cm, then the charges are 200 USD/CAD per piece. These charges apply for all routes.

Carry On Luggage

At UA you are allowed to carry 2 pieces of cabin baggage including one freely allowed luggage and one personal item. There are limits on the dimensions and weight of these items. Carry on Free baggage shall not be more than 22 cm, 35 cm and 56 cms including its wheels and handles and the personal items shall not be more than 22cm, 25 cm and 43 cms. A personal item of more than these dimensions but not exceeding the limits of free luggage, will be considered as a freely allowed cabin baggage.

Ask Your Questions Temporarily Disabled

Santosh Reddy

Posted on 23-Jul-2017
Is there any excess baggage allowance for people traveling on students visa

Admin Reply :

Do not have any such information. 

kavitha

Posted on 21-Jul-2017
hi i am travelling from hyderabad to abudabi,jfk airport ,to rochester through jet airways. we r traveling 4 people with 8 checkin bags nd 4 cabin bags. i have a question.,,if i want to carry extra check in baggage how much do i need to pay. can i carry extra baggage as 23 kgs.do i need to pay any other charges again in jfk airport.? if i am carrying extra 10 kg in my 8th check in baggage how much money i have to pay extra?

Admin Reply :

Extra 1 check in bag of 23 kg is charged at USD 200. Excess weight or oversize is charged at USD 150 for such check in bag. 

bhargavakrishna

Posted on 21-Nov-2015
united airlines allow extra 3rd baggage for free under student visa

Admin Reply :

No information on this as of now.

basab chakraborty

Posted on 21-Aug-2015
I am looking to travel from CVG to CCU. My flight details are as below: CVG to ORD by United Airlines ORD to DEL by Air India DEL to CCU by Air India. Air India allows 2 checked in baggage for travel to India. My question is when I travel by United Airlines from CVG to ORD will it allow 2 checked in baggage without any extra charge since my connecting flight Air India allows 2 checked in baggages. Thanks.

Admin Reply :

United Airlines will go by its own baggage allowance policy. 

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