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Questions tagged [united-airlines]

Questions about United (UA), a major international airline of the United States, and the largest Star Alliance member.

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United changed my nonstop to a two-legged itinerary. What's my recourse?

I bought a nonstop international ticket (UA896 returning on UA895, Asia to the USA) on United Airlines through their web site. When I arrived at the airport, they put me on a flight to SFO and gave me ...
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Is Fast Track Security in Heathrow included with business class tickets?

I'll be flying into and out of Heathrow in November via business class (United Polaris business class and Turkish Airlines Business Class). In reading about Fast Track Security it sounds like my ...
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Can I double-dip a flight and claim it for both United and Lufthansa status miles?

I've always booked United flights, but some legs of the "United" trips (ticket codes all starting 016) are operated by Lufthansa. I've already/automatically got these flights for United MileagePlus ...
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Fare baggage rules regarding tickets that are partially fulfilled by another airline

I am booking a return trip from the Middle East to the USA with a connection in the USA on the first direction, and a connection in Europe in the return flight. There are four flight legs in total, ...
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Travelling from YYZ -> ORD -> GCM - connections and luggage

The Mrs. and I are taking a holiday break in Grand Cayman this winter, flying United from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) -> Chicago O'Hare (ORD) -> Grand Cayman (GCM), and flying GCM->ORD->YYZ on the way back....
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Is the change fee deducted from fare credit?

Earlier this year I had to cancel a non-refundable flight (6 tickets) on United. We were told that they would hold the fare value as a credit for 12 months, but that if we wanted to use that credit ...
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Delayed travel with United Airlines [duplicate]

On 19th April, we left on a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt - UA8848. The departure was then delayed. So we arrived late and missed our connecting flight which was due to depart at 9.00 to Heathrow (...
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International travel with pet: what about the first leg (United, THY)

Since United and Turkish are both Star Alliance, I can buy the entire ticket from Turkish and fly from my small city to a big airport (such as ORD) with United, then to Turkey (or wherever) with ...
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Are airlines reducing seat recline?

On one of United's B767-300 from EWR to TXL and I seem to remember the seats reclining slightly more several years ago. More specifically, it seemed like the in-seat TV screens we're almost bumping ...
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UK Citizens transiting through T1 at Sydney Airport

We are arriving in Sydney Terminal 1 at 6.45AM and departing T1 Sydney at 9.50AM to Nadi Fiji, will it be possible? What procedures will we go through? We are traveling on british passports coming in ...
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Carry-on policy for travel humidifiers - United Airlines

I am traveling to a state with dry air, and I was thinking of taking a travel humidifier with me. Can I carry something like this or this or this in my carry-on on a United Airlines flight? I ...
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Compensation for United Airlines 5-hour flight delay

Due to errors with the navigational and autopilot system, my flight from Shanghai to Chicago was delayed by over 5 hours. Nearly all passengers missed flights and received new boarding passes for ...
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Unbookable column of seats on 777-200

I'm flying United, and at time of booking I can select my seat. On one flight the aircraft is designated as a 777-200. The seat selection diagram shows a 3-4-3 seat layout, ABC-DEFG-HJK. At time of ...
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Is 2h 45m enough for a layover in Newark (EWR) for a non-US citizen transferring from an international to a domestic flight (Terminal B to C)?

I will be arriving from Singapore to Newark (likely at Terminal B) on Singapore Airlines at 06:00am. My connecting flight to Chicago (likely at Terminal C) is scheduled to depart at 08:45am. This will ...
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Newark, NJ Airport - security twice? [duplicate]

I'm on United from SFO to Providence with a stop for my connecting flight at Newark, NJ. United all the way. Seems to me the last time I flew through Newark, they required I go through security again. ...
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One ticket, two connections, three flights: who will be responsible if one is missed?

I bought a ticket from United, includes 3 itineraries: (a) domestic flight operated by United (b) international flight operated by United (c) international flight operated by Lufthansa The ...
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How to get a refund from United Airlines?

I had a reservation on United Airlines a few weeks ago that was traveling from USA to UK. I never even made it out of the USA. The first leg of my flight was delayed and I missed the second leg as a ...
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47 minute layover at Newark, is this doable?

Searching for flights from Aruba to Ottawa, Canada using Expedia.com I run into this gem: Is this doable? Also, I read somewhere you could do US Immigration in Aruba, is this correct? (This ...
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Reservation value on united.com cancellation page = refund value?

This seems like an extremely basic question, yet after quite some research the only relevant info I found was that I should have saved a PDF of the fare terms provided only once during the reservation ...
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Is 1 hour 15 minutes enough time to move from a United Airlines flight to an Air Japan flight at Narita?

My wife and I are flying into Narita Airport, Japan, on a United Airlines flight arriving at 3:30 pm from San Francisco. We're supposed to catch an Air Japan flight at 4:45 pm to Ho Chi Minh City, ...
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Fall asleep in terminal and miss connection fight: recover change fee

I recently was returning from a trip from Europe and missed a connection flight because I fell asleep in the terminal. I showed up to the gate about 10 minutes after it closed. This was my own fault ...
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Is 54 minutes enough to transfer from domestic to international in Houston?

I'm currently scheduled to fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Mexico City (MEX), with a 54-minute transit in Houston (IAH). Both flights are on United, and I think they're on United mainline, not Express. ...
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Do I have to collect my checked luggage when transiting through Sao Paulo?

Im looking to fly from Newark to Brazil on United airlines and then Brazil to Argentina on an Brazilian airline called Gol. Im worried that I may have to collect my bags in Brazil and then check them ...
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Will my aircraft have single or double prong headphone connection?

I will be travelling on a Boeing 777-300ER and want to use my Sony headphone which has a one-prong connection. Would I need an adapter for a two-prong situation? My return flight is on a Boeing 777-...
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Missing questions on a DS-160 form

What do I do if some of the questions on my form do not appear on my spouse's form? My spouse and I are applying/filling out DS-160 forms for our B2 visa. But I am amazed to notice that some of the ...
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How can I check in online for an international United flight if my passport is extended?

Yesterday I've faced an unusual conundrum: for some asinine reason United won't let you check in online unless you download their app and take a photo of your passport. Supposedly they use the photo ...
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Airline responsibility during connection

My United Airlines flight out of Miami was delayed due to mechanical problems. I was assured that my connection to my final destination would not be in jeopardy. I raced to the gate only to be met ...
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Delayed international baggage held by customs

This is a strange situation I am in. Due to flight delays, I was rerouted into the US through a different airport. My initial route London-->Philadelphia was changed to London->DC->Philadelphia. ...
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35 minutes between connections on Newark airport

I am flying from Chicago to Aruba with a connecting flight in Newark. Between the landing time and take off time is 35 minutes. Is it a viable travel plan? I am flying United.
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United Airlines joined my first name and middle name on boarding pass. How to correct this?

I am traveling within the US, but my boarding pass shows my first name and middle name joined as such: Firstmiddle instead of First Middle. How do I correct this, or is this something that shouldn't ...
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Does United Airlines have a smart suitcase ban that also bans those with removable batteries? [closed]

I have a Raden A22 carry on bag, and I'm flying on United. The Raden site says it is TSA-approved, and it has a removable battery. Have there been any new rules besides the ones affecting suitcases ...
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How to obtain the return flight boarding pass?

Believe it or not, I've never flown before... I am flying United Airlines for a vacation for about a week and then I'm flying back via United Airlines. I read online that starting 24 hours before my ...
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United Airlines travel documents needed for a permanent resident of Canada

Alright, the story is simple. I don't have a valid PR card with me, my new card will arrive by mail to my apartment in Montreal. A friend will mail it to me. Tomorrow I'm travelling MONTREAL -> ...
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United Airlines domestic travel noise cancelling headphones carry on

Are noise cancelling headphones allowed for domestic travel on United flights? I am specifically wondering about these ones.
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Which airline’s carry-on size limits apply when one airline sells ticket but flight is operated by another? [duplicate]

I am taking a flight purchased from United for Seattle (SEA) to Casablanca (CMN). Some segments are operated by other carriers but in United’s name. The ticket says: United 4688 Operated by trans ...
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Booking a trip to earn airline status

My partner and I are both very close to getting reward status by the end of the year, each on a different airline. We are considering making a quick weekend trip to put us over the edge, but we don't ...
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Am I entitled to a compensation for this delayed flight with United Airline?

Introduction Recently, I flew from Vancouver BC (YVR) to Santiago Chile (SCL). Due to hurricane Harvey, I've been rerouted and arrived at Santiago, Chile 25 hours later than expected. I asked at YVR ...
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Will I need to recheck my bags through security for a layover flight?

In October, I am flying from CVG to IAH for a 3 hour layover then to LAX. Both flights are on the same ticket and with same airline. On the ticket, it says there will be terminal changes. Will I need ...
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Does United's Harvey travel waiver apply to flights that have some legs or all legs operated by partner airlines?

Due to the flooding caused by hurricane Harvey, United is currently waiving change fees and any difference in fare if you rebook flights departing from, arriving at or connecting through IAH. Doing ...
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Carry-on enforcement for United Airlines Basic Economy

I have a question about United Airlines Basic Economy ticket carry on bag policy. It says that You're allowed a small personal item that fits under the seat in front of you, such as a shoulder bag, ...
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Earning miles from a StarAlliance flight onto a single United MileagePlus Account?

For United, I understand that each traveler can only earn miles on flights they will take, and that miles cannot be accumulated into a single account for multiple travelers on the same flight (...
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How to get boarding pass during layover?

I'm flying from Cork to London with Aer Lingus and then London to Los Angeles with United after an hour layover in London. United Airlines isn't letting me check in to my flight, saying that my "...
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How early to arrive for domestic flight at O'Hare airport?

I have a United Airlines domestic flight from O'Hare airport at 8pm (Thursday in September if it matters) and I want to know how early I need to arrive. I need to check luggage and also I think with ...
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Can I get cheaper flights if I've flown before with United?

Last year my family members and I each traveled about just under 21000 miles (into and out of the US) with United Airlines, but neither of us created an account or anything when booking these flights. ...
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Do gate agents really seat young children away from their parents in United Basic Economy?

According to United, for Basic Economy fares: Seats will be assigned prior to boarding. Customers traveling together, including families, will not be able to sit together. My husband and I plan ...
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Electronic ticket with no printer

How can I fly if I can't print my electronic ticket at home to take to the airport? My printer is giving out very faded copies.
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Do I need to go through security at Newark airport after flying in from NC before boarding international flight to Ireland?

I will be flying from Asheville, NC to Newark with a 2 1/2 hours layover before boarding United airlines to Dublin, Ireland. Will I need to go through security again? I will not have checked ...
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Picking between United, Delta, Alaska and Virgin Atlantic membership

Is there a mileage program that will allow me to earn and redeem miles on Delta and Alaska airlines?
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Can United make me pay for rebooking a flight cancelled due to snowstorm?

My United flight to Europe originally scheduled for tomorrow 3/14 has been cancelled. I got an email from United asking me to choose from various alternative flight options, however the "list of ...
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Connecting flights on international travel. What should I expect?

I will be making my first trip to the United States soon, and would like to know ahead of time what the process will be like both arriving and departing, to be prepared and save time. I'm flying TLV->...