United Airlines 2022 Baggage Allowance


Flying with United Airlines? Discover everything you need to know about United Airlines baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.

United Airlines Carry-On Baggage


One full-sized carry-on bag 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm) plus one personal item 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm). If you are travelling on a Basic Economy ticket, your personal item will be the only item you can bring on board.

For Basic Economy travellers, you will only be allowed one personal item, unless you are a Premier® member or a primary card member using a qualifying MileagePlus credit card. If you exceed this limit, you will be required to check their bag, and pay the applicable checked bag plus a $25 gate handling charge as United baggage fees.

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United Airlines Checked Baggage


The maximum exterior dimension of standard checked baggage is 62 inches (158 cm), including handles and wheels.

The maximum weight for checked baggage is based on the class of service as well your MileagePlus Premier® status.
SERVICEMAX. WEIGHT
United Business70 lbs.
United First70 lbs.
United PolarisSM first class70 lbs.
United Polaris business class70 lbs.
United Economy50 lbs.
MILEAGEPLUSMAX. WEIGHT
Star Alliance Gold70 lbs
Premier 1K70 lbs
Premier Platinum70 lbs
Premier Gold70 lbs
Premier Silver70 lbs.

United Airlines Excess Baggage


Sign in to your MileagePlus account to determine checked baggage service charges for an existing reservation, or select the “Any flights” tab to calculate the service charges for any United itinerary. See “Baggage Calculator“.

For checked baggage service charge exceptions, please see this page for details.

United Airlines Oversized, Overweight and Extra Baggage


Additional service charges apply to any checked baggage that exceeds the size and/or weight limitations and baggage beyond your allowance. Oversized, overweight and extra baggage is not accepted on flights to certain destinations and on certain flights during specific time frames. For a list of cities where overweight or extra baggage is not accepted please see the Excess Baggage Embargo page.

Oversized baggage:

Baggage with total outer dimensions measuring more than 115 inches (292 cm) will not be accepted as checked baggage.

Overweight baggage:

With the exception of assistive devices and musical instruments, baggage weighing more than 100 lbs. (45 kg) will not be accepted.

Musical instruments up to 165 lbs. (75 kg) will be accepted.

Extra baggage:

Assistive devices are accepted at no charge.

Important note: For travel between the U.S. and Brazil, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, no more than three extra checked bags are accepted.

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