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See http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-liquids-rule for rules about liquids when flying within the US. (The rules are set by the government, so it's irrelevant what airline you are flying.) Liquids in containers of volume up to 100 ml each are generally allowed, so they should be fine. You will have to take out these items, as well as any other ...


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United has two terminals at Newark, A & C. Your flights are both likely but not guaranteed to land at/depart from C. Even if you do have to transfer, there's a shuttle that does not require you to go through security again. The good news is that if United sold you that connection as a single ticket, it's a legal layover. So even if you do miss the ...


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You will have to pay more. The rates vary based on the flight and your status with the carrier. For example, if you are military or business/first class, you can bring 70 LBS bags. The standard overweight fee for normal bags (your first two) is $100 if the bag is between 50.1 LBS and 70 LBS, and $200 if the bag is between 70.1 LBS and 100 LBS. Bags over 100 ...


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Firstly I think you have your terminals a little mixed up. Although United has on occasion used terminal B for international arrivals, it's very rare. Almost always flights like UA51 will arrive in terminal C. Your outbound flight will also probably depart from terminal C, so you won't need to change terminals. There is a chance it will depart from ...


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According to this chart, you can cancel the reservation and have the miles re-credited, but there is a fee of up to $200 to do so (if you have elite status it can be less). If you already know the new flight you want, you can instead change the reservation to the new dates and destination. Then the fee is only $100 or less. As far as I know, you would do ...


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Hopefully these will help you. Flying is by far the safest way to get around, so you should try to calm yourself and enjoy the experience! Airbus A320: Wifi - yes, above 10,000 ft. Power socket - No. CRJ 700: WiFi - No Power socket - No Q400: WiFi - No Power socket - No 737-900: WiFi - No Power socket - Yes (but its shared) For cell phones, ...


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Assuming that you are not arriving from a pre-clearance place: When arriving in Chicago, you will first need to go through passport checks, then through customs and can only then check in your bag for the next leg. This holds regardless of whether you booked both legs onto the same ticket. After that, the procedure differs: if they are not on the same ...


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There is a priority access lane at the security checkpoints used by UA. DTW & UA are also on the TSA-Pre list. That would be the better bet. Get pre-authorized by TSA and go through even quicker than priority. One thing to think about, however, is that TSA-Pre gets you through security faster and that's it. Premier Access gets you boarded quicker ...


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Total Volume of Liquids/Gels Per Person As Nate correctly points out in this answer, the volume of each individual container must be ≤ 100ml (3.4 fl.oz.). This raises the question of what is the total volume of liquids/gels you can carry on board? Because the volume of the bag is approximately 1000ml (≃ 34 fl.oz. ≃ 1 quart), one could easily ...


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It is impossible for anyone to accurately answer the question without seeing your mother. The rules are based on how well she fits in the seat in question and whether the seat belt fits her. United rules are spelled out on: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/specialneeds/customersize/default.aspx But the two biggest factors, can she fit into ...


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The current United International Route map doesn't show them as flying to New Zealand, so that's out. The "nearest" options for picking up a United plane are Australia or Hawaii. Using the United award travel calculator and the current award chart, you're out of luck on heading to the states from New Zealand, you just don't have enough points for even a ...


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The physical movement between the two terminals doesn't require much time, maybe 10 minutes. The most time-consuming part of what you're doing is clearing U.S. Customs and Immigration. The time required for that step varies widely, but can take several hours. If you're a U.S. Citizen or resident, plan on having 2-3 hours, just to be on the safe side. Add an ...


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UA Baggage Rules do apply but the reasons offered by the "accepted" answer are incorrect. Res302 doesn't apply to your journey. For journeys beginning or ending in the USA, the USDoT regulations take precedence over IATA Res302. USDoT requires that the first marketing carrier's baggage policy is applied. In this case, that's segment 1 of the journey, ...


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I wouldn't worry about it. While carry-on item sizes can be enforced pretty strictly, nobody pays attention to personal items unless you're clearly going above the limits. But if you want to play it 100% safe, just leave enough space in your carry-on to stuff the laptop if you need to. For what it's worth, I usually travel with a carry-on rollaboard bag ...


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British Airways was asked (admittedly a while back), and while they don't ban it, they did say it was: "not something we would actively encourage" (source) I haven't seen a more recent source yet :/


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Getting through immigration usually takes at least half an hour and can often take an hour or more. Getting from O'Hare to downtown is another hour; getting back is yet another hour. You need to be back at O'Hare an hour and a half before your outgoing flight. That only leaves an hour to an hour and a half of your layover for actual sight-seeing.


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United's policy on "Customers requiring extra seating" can be found at http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/specialneeds/customersize/default.aspx. (It took me a while to figure out what euphemism to search for.) A customer flying in the economy cabin who is not able to safely and comfortably fit in a single seat is required to purchase an ...


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No, there is no weight limit. The only limits are dimensions: Carry-on bag: The maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels. Personal item: The maximum dimensions for your personal item, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item, are 9 ...


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You don't get miles for buying a ticket, you only get miles for using the ticket to go somewhere. I am not sure if United has an affinity credit cards that reward you with qualifying miles, but if you don't have one in your hands right now, that option wouldn't be much use for this year. Likely your only choice is making a mileage run in the next couple of ...


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United's Carry-on rules merely stipulate dimensions, not weight. Unless you're carrying gold bullion, basically, you're find - they don't have an official weight limit. The reason I mention something extra heavy is that generally, you're meant to be able to lift it unassisted into the overhead compartments (or someone else if you're injured). So too heavy ...


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http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/BaggageExcess.aspx depends on the flight. You need to check on http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/CheckedBaggage.aspx but in general, domestic overweight is $100, transoceanic is $200. You could use a courier for some of your stuff at this prices...


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Changing Terminals at EWR I just found this nifty tool which allows you to compute the journey between terminals within one of several US airports. I ran a search, landing at Newark EWR and going from terminal A to terminal C (same thing seems to apply between B and C). Here is a lik the result. It turns out there is a shuttle connecting the terminals, and ...


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Your first three questions are extremely opinion oriented and we all have difference values when it comes to comfort, how flights are, how helpful people are. And all of these can change from day to day, plane to plane, airport to airport. Is there wifi, yes for the A320, likely but not 100% of all 737-900, nope for the other two. Can you use laptop, yes. ...


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There are really 4 ways to get your bag onto the aircraft. Only one of these ways does not involve carrying your bag with you all the way to the boarding gate. That way is to check your bag at the airline check-in counter. Many airlines, including UA, AA, Delta, and U.S. Airways, charge for this service. For U.S. airlines that do charge, the most typical ...



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