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Baggage charge price difference based on country of origin

I have noticed that when flights originate in the USA (With both Delta and United) that the initial baggage charge is $USD25. But when taking flights from Canada back to the USA the baggage fee is $...
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How will I receive my boarding pass when my itinerary involves several airlines?

So I am flying from SBA-SFO on United and then SFO to SAL on Avianca. Both flights were booked via United and obviously I will check in with United at SBA. My question is how exactly will I get the ...
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For a connecting flight, will United need my final destination visa?

I am flying from New York to Islamabad and am connecting in the UK. The flight from New York to the UK will be with United Airlines. Will United need to see a Pakistani visa or authorization to enter ...
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How to purchase United Airlines domestic tickets from South Africa?

I am based in South Africa. I am wanting to purchase two domestic flight tickets (NY to Dallas) and see that under "Billing Address", my country is not listed. I'll be using my own personal, South ...
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Aeroplan mileage with mixed booking

I have two different trips this summer (YUL-SFO, and YUL-LIM) each booked as a single ticket where one leg is with United and the other with Air Canada (both Star Alliance members). Since I made the ...
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Carry on luggage larger than rules for one leg

I am flying United to Boston, and the dimensions of my carry-on baggage is 9x14x24 inches. The maximally allowed dimensions for United flights are however only 9x14x22 inches. Will I have to check it, ...
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Brussels Air: LAX to IAD to NAP Is 1.5h at IAD sufficient given change of planes, but both United?

Brussels Air: LAX to Washington Dulles (IAD) to NAP Is 1.5 h at Washington Dulles IAD sufficient given change of planes, but both United?
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Getting from Terminal C to Terminal A in Newark [duplicate]

I am now freaking out about my 42-minute layover in Newark. We are arriving at terminal C and have a flight to Quebec 42 minutes later in terminal A. We do NOT want to have to go through security ...
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How often does United offer bonus miles for purchase?

Just yesterday I was ready to buy enough miles to redeem them for a business class ticket. But an uncertainty held me up. Today, the offer seems gone! Some Google searches seem to imply that United ...
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Itinerary changed and new airline introduced

I had a direct flight from Mumbai, India to Newark, USA on United, however that was cancelled because of winter storm jonas and now they have changed my itinerary and put me on different flights. Now ...
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Checking in baggage early with United Airlines at San Francisco

I've got like a 10 hour stopover in San Francisco (SFO) and I want to check out the city quickly. How early can I check in my luggage or are there any other solutions for the baggage problem?
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What is a “backup” flight?

I was flying SFO-LAX-MEL on United. I had a 55 minute connection in LAX but the flight into LAX was ultimately delayed by 60 minutes. I spoke to a gate agent at SFO and she gave me a "backup" flight ...
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Is 50 min Enough to Transfer at Newark (EWR) from domestic to international [duplicate]

I'll leave United States for Beijing this winter and my flight will be: United Airlines, 1 stop BOS - EWR 51min EWR - PEK Is this 51min enough to transfer in Newark airport? Because I'm a ...
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Do I really need to arrive more than 2 hours early for a domestic flight out of MSP?

The website for the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport recommends that passengers arrive at least 2 hours early for domestic flights. This sits at odd with my understanding one should generally ...
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Pick Up Wheelchair Passenger at SFO airport

I need to pick up a 94-year-old passenger at San Francisco International Airport. She requested wheelchair assistance when she booked the flight. Where do I go to pick her up? Is there a special ...
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Can I get cash from my voucher?

I have a voucher from United Airlines worth $300. I was given this because I voluntarily gave up my seat on a full flight. Is it possible that I can exchange my voucher to receive the $300 cash ...
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code shared flights after BA / Aer Lingus merger

I can get a flight from Dulles to Dublin on United for $1800, or I can get the same flight from Aer Lingus, on a United plane but with an Aer Lingus flight number, for $1100. I believe that British ...
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Amtrak Code-share with United Airlines [closed]

I just read this blog post which describes a scenario where booking a flight at United's web site offers a connecting "flight" which is actually an Amtrak train. Although the itinerary starts at DAY (...
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Use United Airlines travel certificate for another passenger?

When I look at changing a flight to a cheaper flight, I see that I'll be issued a "United Airlines Travel Certificate" (for the difference in cost, minus the change fee). Can that credit then be used ...
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Compensation for an 11 hour delay on a flight from Mumbai to Newark on United?

My husband (US Citizen) traveled from Mumbai, India, to Cleveland, OH, via Newark. The Mumbai-Newark flight was delayed just over 8 hours due to crew availability. (Orig dept. 11;20 pm, actual 7;30 am ...
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“Complimentary” flight after my final destination

I just booked my round trip to India from USA with one of the travel agents. Here is my trip Outbound - Newark - > Delhi - > Hyderabad Inbound - Hyderabad - > Delhi -> Newark But I see in the ...
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United airlines: ordering my ticket online keeps coming up with please use a valid date of birth

I'm trying to book a ticket online with United Airlines and it keeps asking to enter a valid date of birth. I have tried all combinations but it won't take it, i.e m/d/y
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Do Airlines Rebook You on IROPS with Airport Changes?

Suppose I am flying BOS-LGA-EWR-SFO with a 5 hour layover between LGA and EWR-SFO. Suppose BOS-LGA was 3 hours late (because of Weather or ATC or Mechanical Failure) and I don't make it to EWR on time....
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Weird pricing observations for a flight booking

I want to fly Chicago O'Hare (ORD)-Mumbai (BOM)-O'Hare (ORD) on United and I want to fly via Newark (EWR) (using their nonstop EWR-BOM flight). Now, if I book ORD-BOM and pick a flight going via EWR,...
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Changing Address to a US Address and Dollar Requirement

Suppose that as a non-US person, I have United Silver status. I thus have >25K PQM. However, what happens if I don't have $3K PQD but I change my address to a US address? Do I lose the status?
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Stitching two Confirmation Numbers on United

My wife and I are flying to India from America. She is SFO-EWR-BOM-EWR-ORD-SFO and I am flying ORD-EWR-BOM-EWR-ORD. Each of us have booked our tickets separately (we couldn't do it together because ...
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Is my luggage automatically transferred from United Airlines to LuxAir at Munich airport?

I am traveling on United Airlines to Munich and then connecting to LuxAir. Will my checked in luggage be automatically transfered to the LuxAir flight or do I have to do it myself?
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What are the restrictions on United when applying credit from a cancelled flight?

If I cancel a United flight, from what I understand I'll get credit toward a future flight, but I'll have to pay a fee of $300. But what I can't seem to find out is Does the future flight have to be ...
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Has United recently changed calculating miles based on distance to based on fare?

From United's page on earning miles, it seems that for most United flights, miles are awarded based on the fare rather than on the distance. As far as I've noticed, the miles I get from calculation ...
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Checking In Luggage During Intermediate Leg [duplicate]

I am traveling to SFO using LHR-EWR-SFO flight. The layover at EWR is ~10 hours. I wanted to buy something (a little bulky) in New York for the friend I am visiting in SFO and wanted to check this ...
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Do code share flights yield less/more miles?

I'm a MileagePlus member (Premier Platinum level). I'm flying to India on United and have a choice of leaving from EWR on UA or JFK on LH (code share) to FRA and then onward on LH. Which option is ...
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On United's PQD Requirement for Non-US Denizens

United Airlines has a Premier Qualifying Dollar requirement which is summarized on there page here: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/premier/qualify/PQD-FAQs.aspx The question of ...
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Is there any reason to get a United Club subscription rather than the United Club card?

I travel a lot and I'm looking at getting a United Club membership. What I'm wondering is -- is there any advantage at all to buying a membership rather than getting the credit card? A membership is $...
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Is 40 Min Layover in Newark Enough time?

First time flyer. Flying alone. 7:00 a.m Flight from Boston, landing at 8:27 am, Both Flights United, and both bought on same itinerary. My flight is at 9:08 going to Sarasota, Fl. I assume I will be ...
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Do I have a fighting chance trying to avoid $50 charge for miles credit with United MileagePlus? [closed]

I (actually a friend of mine, but I will use myself here for simplicity) have created for United MileagePlus account. I have flown twice in the past year with United and figured that it would help to ...
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International arriving Chicago ORD to domestic, two different airlines how do I recheck bags?

Arriving international flight at Chicago ORD on American and taking domestic from ORD to TX on United. I have a two-hour window. Can I check my bag at the gate for my United flight or will I be ...
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Does DTW have faster security for United premier access holders?

I have a fight scheduled where I can't get to the airport as early as I would like, I don't want to miss my flight and I want to know if purchasing premier access could be worth it.
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How to make up miles to reach a United Airlines elite status?

I have accumulated 93,000 miles by 12/25 this year, 7000 miles short of United 100K status. What are my options to reach 100K status without actually making another flight? Can I buy a trip, but ...
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What's the limit of liquids allowed in your purse while flying with United Airlines?

I'm going to visit my boyfriend and as any girl, I want to smell nice for him. I'm flying with United, and I have an 89 ml body spray, 29 ml and 60 ml hand sanitizer. Is that allowed?
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Is there a weight limit for carry-on luggage with United Airlines?

I'm flying in economy with United Airlines, and I know there are limits on the physical size of carry-on bags, but is there a certain weight limit for them?
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What happens if my luggage goes over the weight limit?

Im traveling with United airways economy, I am allowed to have 2 bags (But i gotta pay for them) and each can be 50 LBS. I am scared that I might go over the max weight limit for my bags. If this was ...
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Whats the size limit of a person to be able to fly on a specific flight? [duplicate]

My mother is flying with United Airlines, and she is about 400 pounds, but looks maybe 350 or so. She will be taking flights: Airbus A320: seat 7C Canadair Regional jet 700: seat 18B Bombardier Q400: ...
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Changing planes at Newark Airport

I fly in from Sweden with United to Newark Liberty Airport. The connecting flight with United departs to Costa Rica a few hours later from Newark as well. The two flight-segments are part of the same ...
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What are some in-flight features and are there smoking areas in airports? [closed]

I am new at this site so I might not be the best at explaining what question I am asking. First off, I'll tell you what flight/seats I am on: I'm flying with united 1. Airbus A320-seat 7C 2. ...
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Best possible seat room [duplicate]

I'm flying in economy plus with United airlines. What's the best possible seat to get with the most room? For legs, body, etc
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To fat to fly ? [duplicate]

My mother is going on a flight with United airlines. Im sort of nervous for her because she hasn't really been on a airplane since she gained bunch of weight. she's pushing 400 pounds, even if it ...
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Canceling points-booked United flight?

Does anyone know if it is possible to cancel points-booked United flight (with refund?)? I booked flights to Portugal for end of November, but now having second thoughts due to all that Ebola stuff. I ...
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Personal item size on a United Airlines flight to Asia

I am planning on going to Tokyo from USA via United Airlines for the first time. My carry-on bags and checked baggage are within the size limits, however, I have a problem with the personal item size ...
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Does British Airways allow the use of KneeDefenders? [duplicate]

Yesterday a United Flight from Newark to Denver was forced to divert to Chicago's O'Hare airport after a fight broke out between two passengers over the use of a knee defender. Does anyone know if ...
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Is 2hr25 sufficient for switching from an international flight (EWR Term. B) to a domestic flight (EWR Term C)? [duplicate]

To start with, thank you for taking the time to read and answer my question! I will be arriving by BA at Terminal B of EWR at 14:05 from India (the flight stops at Heathrow). I will then have to go ...