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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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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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Will I have to clear Customs, pick up my bag and recheck it when flying BFS-EWR-YVR? [duplicate]

Am flying into Newark EWR from Ireland en route to Vancouver, Canada, all on United. Will I have to clear Customs, pick up my bag and recheck it? Will I also have to change terminals?
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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. (Scheduled departure 11:20 pm, ...
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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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Is an hour and a half enough time to connect United flights from Michigan, USA to Belfast, Northern Ireland? [duplicate]

I am flying alone and have never been at this airport. Flying in from Michigan to connect to an international flight going to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Is an hour and a half enough time and what ...
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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 minutes 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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Transiting in Newark from Terminal B to C [duplicate]

We are a Norwegian family traveling on United from Oslo via Heathrow then Newark to Toronto Pearson. We have almost 90 minutes between the flight from Heathrow landing in Terminal B (20:30) and the ...
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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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Too fat to fly? [duplicate]

My mother is going on a flight with United Airlines. I'm sort of nervous for her because she hasn't really been on a airplane since she gained much weight. She's pushing 400 pounds, even if it doesn't ...
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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 2hr 25min sufficient for switching from an international flight (EWR Terminal B) to a domestic flight (EWR Terminal C)? [duplicate]

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 to Terminal C of EWR for my United flight that leaves at 16:30 to Syracuse. I ...
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Is 2h 45m enough for a layover in Newark Liberty International transferring from an international to a domestic flight (Terminal B → Terminal C)?

I am arriving from Frankfurt(FRA) to Newark(EWR) and I must pass the Customs and Border Control before catching the next flight to Baltimore (BWI). Both flight are on the same ticket by United ...
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What to do with a small number of United miles, starting in New Zealand?

I have 23,000 miles and my wife has 36,000 miles from United (MileagePlus). They are going to expire in 30 days and I know I can prevent it by spending/earning miles, but I'd like to spend them in ...
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Is 95 minutes enough at Newark Terminal B to connect United flights from Cancún, Mexico to Oslo, Norway?

Is 95 minutes enough transfer time at Newark incoming at Terminal B from Cancún, outgoing from Terminal B for Oslo? Flying United all the way.
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Does booking directly from an airline improve customer service in resolving problems?

In 2012 I used a third-party site to book international flights on Air Canada and had many problems resulting from missed connections (their fault). Ultimately I got no compensation and at one point ...
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Can I pay for one traveler's round trip fare to Scotland and use miles for the other traveler's fare on United?

My husband and I are planning a trip to Scotland this spring. I have enough miles for a round trip using saver and standard awards on United for one of us. I'd like to use miles for one ticket and ...
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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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Require Airport Transit Visa in Germany? [duplicate]

Me and my family is travelling from San Jose, Costa Rica to New Delhi (India) via following itinerary San Jose (United Airlines) - Houston (United Airlines) - Frankfurt (Lufthansa) - New Delhi We ...
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Carry on for domestic AA and UA flights can be put in the cargo bin?

I have not flown in a while and I would rather not have any checked in luggage (and pay fees). I am using this as reference for dimensions: http://www.airtran.com/common/images/_content/baggage.gif, ...
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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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Can I leave O'Hare airport during my layover?

I am flying into Chicago tomorrow and have a 5.5 hour layover. I am arriving from Holland and flying to Canada afterwards. Is this possible?
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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 late....
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Is there a United transfer bus at Newark airport from Terminal C to Terminal B?

Does United in Newark Airport (EWR) now have a transfer bus from Terminal C to TERMINAL B so that one does not have to exit security? Someone said the bus now stops in B, but have not found much ...
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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 ...