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United Airlines, founded in the year 1926, is a major airline in the U.S.A. It has a number of hubs spread all across the country, the biggest of which is O'Hare International Airport. The others are Denver International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Its headquarters are located in Willis Tower, Chicago (Illinois.)The airline’s frequent flyer program is known as Mileage Plus. Make United Airlines reservations for your travels in order to enjoy all the perks of being a member of this program.
Connectivity and Fleet Size
United Airlines is a founding member of Star Alliance that has about 28 airlines under its wing. It is considered to be the largest airline alliance in the world. And which means that United Airlines has access to numerous airlines’ fleet, making it easy for you to make United Airlines bookings for any destination you want to fly to. The air carrier, along with its code share partners, flies to about 640 domestic and international destinations. Amongst these destinations are Accra (Ghana), Aguascalientes (Mexico), Albuquerque (U.S.A.), Bangkok (Thailand), Barcelona (Spain), Bengaluru (India), Birmingham (U.K.), Bordeaux (France), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bucharest (Romania), Calgary (Canada), Cape Town (South Africa), Changsha (China), Charlottesville (U.S.A.), Christchurch (New Zealand), Cotonou (Benin), Eugene (U.S.A.), Gdansk (Poland), Havana (Cuba), Hiroshima (Japan), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Johannesburg(South Africa), Lijiang (China), Medellín (Colombia), North Eleuthera (The Bahamas), Quebec City (Canada), San Salvador (El Salvador), San Pedro Sula (Honduras) and Ürümqi (China).
With the aim of offering the best in air travel to its passengers, United Airlines keeps adding aircraft to its fleet quite frequently. Currently, United Airlines has over 780 aircraft in its fleet, which is an impressive number, even for a leading airline. These aircraft come equipped with the latest technologies and systems that make sure that air travel is not only a comfortable and pleasurable experience, but also an extremely safe one. More aircraft will be added to its fleet in the near future and has already been ordered by the airline. No matter if you’re looking for business class or first class flight tickets, with these many aircraft, you’re bound to find flight tickets of your choice with United Airlines.
Being a premium airline of the country, it provides excellent services and amenities. This is one of the reasons why travelers like to book United Airlines flights for their travels. While flying with this airline, travelers enjoy non-stop connectivity to the outside world (friends, family, colleagues, social media etc.) with their in-flight Wi-Fi services and power outlets. Please note that the same may not be available on all flights, though it is available on most of them. Their sublime entertainment service ensures that no one onboard ever has to face boredom. In a United Airlines flight, travelers have a host of options to choose from —trending T.V. shows, movies (including the latest Hollywood hits), music video playlists and more! Though using your own earphones is recommended, they also provide complimentary earbuds on some flights when requested.
Needless to say, with United Airlines, you can expect nothing but the best dining experience on your travels. Though presented a little differently in different sections of the aircraft, the food you get to eat is nothing but delicious and ones that have been prepared with the utmost care. In addition to the regular meals, passengers are also treated to special meals that meet their dietary or religious needs and beliefs.
The carry-on baggage allowance depends on the travel class and also on the status of your Mileage Plus membership card.
In general, a passenger is allowed to carry one piece of baggage along with one personal item without any charge. However, if you’re traveling Basic Economy, then you’ll be allowed to carry along only one personal item and no other piece of baggage. An exception is made for Basic Economy passengers flying on trans-Atlantic flights and for the ones who are Premier® members or primary card members with a qualifying Mileage Plus credit card.
Please note that if you’re traveling by Basic Economy and don’t fall under the above mentioned criteria, and bring along a full-sized piece of baggage with you, then you would need to book that piece of baggage as checked baggage and it would require you to pay a checked baggage fee in addition to $25 gate handling charges. The dimensions of the carry-on baggage can’t exceed 9 x 14 x 22 in. The dimensions of the personal item can’t be more than 9 x 10 x 17 in. Also, you should be able to fit it under the seat in front of you.
Keep these rules and regulations in mind while packing your bags after making United Airlines flight reservations.
The linear dimension of the checked baggage should not exceed 62 in.
The checked baggage weight limit for United Economy passengers is 50 lbs.
The checked baggage weight limit for United Business, United First and United Polaris® business class passengers is 70 lbs.
For passengers traveling by connecting flights, United Airlines will check the bags to the final destination mentioned on the flight ticket. This is another convenient perk that you get to enjoy when you book United Airlines flight tickets. For this rule to be applicable, your connecting flight needs to depart within 12 hours of your arrival at the airport.
In order to avoid any snags on the day of your travel, make sure that you’re familiar with the updated version of United Airlines’ Baggage Allowance rules and regulations.