United Baggage AllowanceBefore making a booking or reservation on any airlines the things you need to check are their fares, flight route, services and baggage allowance and policies. Here we have given the complete details about the United Airlines Baggage Allowance.

United Airlines Baggage Allowance consists of Carry-On baggage allowance and Checked baggage allowance. The baggage Allowances depend on your class of traveling e.g economy, business,first e.t.c or membership. To get extra baggage allowance you need to pay extra fees which will be according to your extra baggage.

United Airlines Baggage Allowance

United Airlines baggage allowance and policies are given below:


The summary of the United Airlines baggage policy for regular basic fares include the following:

Carry-on baggage:

  • 1 personal item – Fee free
  • 1 carry-on item – Fee free

Checked baggage:

Fees for more than 2 bags.

Overweight and Oversize bags:

Different fees for different destinations according to baggage overweight and oversize bags.

Sports equipment:

Certain items might have applicable fees.

Carry-On Baggage:

United Airlines allows each traveler one carry-on bag plus one personal item free of charge to bring on board. To make the boarding smoothly there are size limits for items and bags.

  • 1 personal item – Fee free
  • 1 carry-on item – Fee free

To see the complete details visit United Airlines Carry-On Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage:

The policies and instructions about United Airlines Checked Baggage according to United Airlines Baggage Policy & Rules given on August 11, 2016 are given below:

1) Check your Bag in time:

Make sure you check your bag in time, Your bags can only be checked in given timings. Go to the Check-in and Airport Processing Times page to see the cut-off time for checking baggage at your departure airport.

2) Keep Your Claim Check:

For each checked bag you will receive a receipt known as Claim Check. You should keep these claim checks until you collect all your checked baggage at the end of your travel.

3) Review the Baggage Process for any Connecting Flights:

United Airlines check the bags between the origin and destination. Also, the charges and baggage can be varied according to any connecting fights.

Baggage dimensions and weights

The maximum exterior dimension (length + width + height) 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 and on the traveler’s MileagePlus Premier® status at the time of check-in. If you qualify for different allowances based on your class of service and your MileagePlus status, the larger of the two allowances will apply.

Based on MileagePlus status.
Class of service Maximum weight per bag
United Economy® 50 lbs.
(23 kg)
  • United Business®
  • United First®
  • United PolarisSM first class
  • United Polaris business class
70 lbs.
(32 kg)
Based on MileagePlus status.
MileagePlus status Maximum weight per bag
Premier Silver 50 lbs.
(23 kg)
  • Premier Gold
  • Premier Platinum
  • Premier 1K®
  • Star Alliance™ Gold
    (traveling in First, Business or United Polaris business class)
70 lbs.
(32 kg)


The are some exceptions for baggage charges for military personnel and their dependents. Also, there is some exemptions for some united class members.

You can get allowance for extra baggage by paying extra baggage fees.You can find details about extra baggage allowance here United Airlines Extra Baggage Allowance.