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

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United Airlines - Manila to Montevideo (via SFO) layover seems too short

I am from Uruguay (South America), and I am trying to book a flight that goes from MVD to Tokyo, and goes back via Manila to MVD. I have found this flight with United, but the return seems too risky, ...
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Involuntary Bumping on United

Upon checking in to my flight tomorrow, UA 2372 from IAD to LAS, I was greeted by a bidding system. I assumed United had quite the full flight or had overbooked and wanted for people to go on ...
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Creative ways to use future flight credits on United Airlines before they expire

I have United future flight credits that will expire on December 31, 2023 and they're non-transferable, about US$ 2,000. I live in Europe, and I'm not planning to fly to the US this year. How can I ...
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United Airlines online check-in for international departures from the US

What are United Airlines' criteria for issuing a boarding pass to a passenger checking in online for a flight departing the US (to Germany, if it's relevant, with a connection to Croatia)? The ...
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Do United Airlines economy tickets include checked bags?

When booking a domestic 'economy' ticket with United Airlines, does that ticket include a checked bag? What I know so far There is no specific mention of how many checked bags are included with an ...
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Make sure my partner sit next to me in Baby Bassinet situation

I'm going to the US this year, sponsored. My sponsor will buy me the plane ticket with the additional option baby bassinet. If I understand correctly, I'll get the front seat (near the bassinet). The ...
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Do United same day changes apply for travel starting on different airlines?

I am slated to fly on UNited from CCU-DXB-EWR-ORD-DSM. The CCU-DXB is on Emirates (EK). The connection at EWR is too tight for my taste (1:23, I am surprised UA gave me a ticket on this connection). ...
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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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How to avoid duplicate charges for bags included in the base ticket?

Last year, when boarding the first leg of a three-leg ticket which had two checked bags per person, the airline (United) check-in attendant did not recognize that the second bag was already included ...
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Re-checking baggage for international to domestic transit at San Francisco? (long layover)

I am looking at flying from Singapore to Chicago via San Francisco on United. My itinerary is: SIN > SFO (8h+ layover) > ORD I understand that I am supposed to re-check my baggage at a bag drop ...
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Seat reservation for Lufthansa flight booked on United

I booked a flight through United Airlines which is operated by Lufthansa. Is it possible to select a seat in advance? When I view my reservation on United.com and click "View / Change Seats", I get ...
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United Travel Ready Center rejecting COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation

I am flying to Japan via United, and their Travel Ready Center is rejecting my vaccine documentation even though I am fully vaccinated. What's wrong?
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How does international to domestic transfer work at San Francisco?

I will be flying to the states soon, however, I will be flying into SFO and transiting to domestic (both United on the same ticket to the final destination). I have never transited before and am ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover at Heathrow airport? [duplicate]

I am a U.S. permanent resident with a green card with a valid Venezuelan passport. I’m traveling from Vienna, Austria back home in the U.S. (Los Angeles) and have a 7 hour layover at Heathrow airport. ...
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Connecting at Newark from International to Domestic on United Air for arrival

I am arriving from an international flight on United Air. The connection time is 1H 30 M at Newark. I've never done it this way, so I'd like to know if the connection time is enough. I will arrive in ...
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Can I use United MileagePlus Miles to renew TSA PreCheck?

My TSA precheck is up for renewal. This will be my first renewal after being approved back in 2017. United has an information page for using Miles "for a payment code that covers the TSA PreCheck ...
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Who can use Delta express check-in?

I read on the SLC official website that Delta and United Airlines have an express check-in at Salt Lake City Airport (SLC): Delta Air Lines and United Airlines also offer express check-in in the ...
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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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Exception to collecting bags at LAX

I’m flying from Melbourne to Burlington, Vermont with a stopover in LA and Washington. All my flights are booked under the one ticket through United Airlines. My understanding is I would need to ...
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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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Question about baggage transfer at EWR from Terminal C to Terminal B

I have booked my flight from Detroit to India & I have my 3 hr layover at EWR airport. I will have to change the terminal when I land at EWR airport from terminal C to terminal B. Will my checked-...
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Freeze ticket or cancel - United Airlines

I bought 3 tickets to travel to the united states for my wife and little daughter for late November 2022. My wife doesn't have an American citizenship and has a valid visa, but we didn't think about ...
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Transit with United via the U.S. to Mexico

I'm flying via the U.S. for the first time from Europe (Munich, Germany) with United and I wanted to know if I need to get my bags at the transit airport (IAH, Houston) and check them again for my ...
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how to change Lufthansa seat assignment upon/after check-in when first flight is on United

I am flying LH from ORD to MUC. However, my first flight to ORD is on UA. I wonder how I can select seats when I check in on UA. I got checked in for the first segment, but I can not figure out what ...
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First time traveling by plane - concerned about short connections at Newark

This is my first time traveling by plane. I will fly from Madrid to State College and I have a lot of questions: On the outbound trip to the United States. I have a layover of 1h and 50 minutes at ...
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United B789 weird config

I am flying United on their Dreamliner in Economy Plus. Seatguru states there are two configs of the aircraft type (one fitted with Premium economy and one not). Both can be found here. For my flight, ...
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Flight change: How to find cheapest return flight in time frame?

I have a United flight CDG-RTB-CDG. Now I already used CDG-RTB, and I want to change the date of RTB-CDG, which my fare allows without fee with price difference only. The problem is that it's a pain ...
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Is Air India strict with checked in baggage dimensions for international flights?

For economy class passengers it is mentioned that 2 checked in bags are allowed but their combined dimensions must not exceed 107 inches. How strict is Air India with this rule? Can I bring two ...
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How does United Airlines avoid the DOT rule on the free 24h refund/hold for tickets to/from the US for the Argentina and Colombia points of sale?

I read: The DOT rule is that the airline has to offer (if purchased at least 7 days before departure) either a refund within 24 hours or a 24 hour hold without paying. [The DOT rule] doesn't discuss ...
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Flying United from Kansas City to Dublin

Flying United from Kansas City to Dublin and have 41 minutes in Newark to make connection.Is 41 minutes enough time
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United Airlines 24-hour refund policy: are non Basic Economy tickets fully refundable within 24 hours of booking? (purchase made >7days before flight)

I read on the United Airlines 24-hour refund policy (mirror): Under our 24-hour flexible booking policy, if your ticket was purchased through United in the last 24 hours and you completed your ...
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United Airlines cancelled my flight less than 24 hours after I booked it via Expedia - what are my options?

At 5:28 pm on Friday, Jan 28 I paid US$298.60 for a flight (business class) from San Diego to Los Angeles via Expedia. At 8:53 pm that same day I got an email - United had cancelled the flight. That's ...
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Is the US passenger attestation form a requirement for subsequent entries into the US?

The US has an entry requirement for UK residents (and other countries) that requires every traveller entering the US to fill in a passenger attestation form. I had successfully entered the US November ...
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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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Why was UAL 2013 cancelled Sept 12th 2021?

My flight for today, UAL (United Air Lines) 2013 from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Miami (MIA), has been cancelled. Why? I have not been rebooked until tomorrow AM. Am I entitled to any compensation?
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How strict is United Airlines First Class with carry-on luggage size?

How strict is United Airlines First class with carry-on luggage size? I have a laptop bag which I measured using tape and it fits within dimensions they mentioned in their website for carry-on item. I ...
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United Airlines E-ticket and Pending transaction

I bought a ticket from united airlines using my credit card and received an eticket. However, on the credit card online account the transaction shows up but it is on the pending list. Is that ...
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Cancelling flight booked by travel agent

My wife and I booked an international trip through a travel agency, with the flight on United/Lufthansa. Due to Covid, we have pushed our travel to July 2022. The problem is that United is currently ...
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Does anyone know if I would be allowed to bring my power bank of 30,000mAH in my carry-on bag for all 3 three of these airlines?

I'm traveling to Instanbul, Turkey from the United States using 2-3 different airlines (United, Air Canada, and Turkish Airlines) to get there. Does anyone know if I would be allowed to bring my power ...
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How to book a United Airlines ticket if my passport doesn't have a last name?

What should I put in the "LastName" section while booking a flight with United Airlines, when my Passport only has "FirstName". Can I use my "FirstName" in both the ...
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How to carry two check-in luggage in United in March 2021?

As of March 2021, we can carry only one check in luggage (per person) in New Delhi - New York United flight. We can pay $100 for an extra check-in luggage. I was wondering if there is any cheaper way ...
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What is the step by step procedure of transfer from international terminal to domestic terminal at Newark Airport?

I am an Indian Citizen and I will be having a negative Covid Test report with me. My flight is United Airlines from Bombay (BOM) to Newark(EWR) and going to Boston (BOS) via Chicago (ORD) via a ...
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How long does it take to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 at SFO?

In March I will be travelling with my wife from Las Vegas McCarran Int'l Airport (LAS) to London Heathrow (LHR) via San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO.) We have recently received a unexpected flight ...
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Changing return leg only on a return flight

For my specific itinerary with United Airlines, one-way flight from A->B is 900$, and a return flight A->B->A is 1350$. They are offering free changes right now https://www.united.com/ual/en/...
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If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine with UA?

I have a French passport and a US passport. If I book a flight with United Airlines with one passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it due to its physical condition, can I ...
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Who is responsible for the refund policy on a code-share flight?

During July 2019, I booked flight UA7938 for March 30 through United Airlines for my honeymoon. With everything involving Covid-19 happening, I'm trying to see if I can get a refund for the ticket or ...
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How does the US COVID-19 travel ban apply to the EU spouse of a US citizen? [closed]

I am a French citizen, legally married to a US citizen. I currently live in Germany while my husband lives in the US. I was supposed to fly to the US on Sunday (March 15) on a Lufthansa flight from ...
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Airfare refunds for coronavirus

Has anyone had success getting airlines to issue refunds, or at least extend the value of unused tickets, for upcoming travel that had been booked long before the COVID-19 outbreak? My question ...
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United WiFi Outside of Continental US

I'm trying to determine if it is worth purchasing WiFi for my flight and am looking for experience with availability of United WiFi when exiting the continental United States. I will be traveling on ...
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Canceling United Flight - Credit Policy

I need to cancel or possibly change an international flight on United with a non-refundable ticket (class T). When I log in to the app and hit cancel, the credit shown is the exact amount I paid for ...

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