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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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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 for a business class ticket. But an uncertainty held me up. Today, the offer seems gone! Some Google searches seem to imply that United runs bonus ...
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Airline compensation for non-specific delays with a US carrier

One of my cousin had to travel to Asia because of some emergency situation. I paid a huge price for the earliest available flight, but the airline (United) dropped him at the destination 12 hours ...
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Compensation for delayed baggage on international United flight

My bag on an international flight with United Airlines was delayed. The bag got delivered at its destination about 36 hours after I arrived. During that time, not only did I not have clothes to change ...
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How do I redeem airline vouchers when booking through a website?

So, I got bumped from a United flight a while back (last April to be exact, so I'm nearing the one year mark). As part of the voluntary bump, I got a $400 voucher to be used towards purchasing ...
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Transfer time at Newark

Is 95 minutes enough transfer time at Newark (ewr) incoming at terminal B from Cancun, outgoing from terminal B for Oslo? Flying United all the way.
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Is 50 minutes enough time to transfer between Terminal A and C at Newark (EWR)?

We'll be arriving at Newark airport (with two kids under 7) at Terminal A and our flight connection is in Terminal C. Is that enough time to catch the connecting flight? Update: both flights are on ...
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What is the most effective way to use United (MileagePlus) miles?

Over the past few years I've accumulated enough MileagePlus miles on United for a reward. I've never used miles before, and was wondering how to use them to get the most out of them. Is simply booking ...
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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. 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 on Qantas. ...
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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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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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Flying with a desktop computer (as checked luggage)

On an upcoming trip, I will be taking a desktop computer and monitor as checked luggage (on a United/Continental flight). What should I be aware of when doing this? What needs to be done to properly ...
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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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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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What is the difference between Saver and Standard awards on United Mileage Plus?

The Saver Award destinations are quite limited. Do the standard awards allow you to fly between any two cities in the continental U.S.?
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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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“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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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US Domestic Airline Baggage Allowance?

I have been checking to see what the Domestic Flight baggage allowance is for flights in the US. I will be using mainly United Airlines and American Airlines. Some sites are saying 23kg others are ...
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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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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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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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United Airlines does not comply with baggage policy from IATA Resolution 302?

My itinerary: UA: Indianapolis -> Newark (operated by ExpressJet). Flight# UA** ANA: Newark -> Tokyo (operated by UA). Flight# NH** VNA: Tokyo -> Hanoi. Flight# VN** ANA policy allows 2 free ...
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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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Avoiding the second leg of an international flight - different rates for a return ticket?

Possible Duplicate: Do you have to take the second leg of a flight? I am in the process of booking a flight from LAX - ZUR. I found a flight for approx. 1100 USD. However, if I book that ...
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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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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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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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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'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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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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Travel voucher United Airlines

Can a united airlines travel voucher be used on partner airlines? Example United Airlines/Air Canada
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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. ...