United Airlines Baggage Policy

The following items are included in the United Airlines basic economy baggage allowance:

Carry-on items

A single carry-on item Free of charge

a compact personal item Free of charge

check-in baggage appropriate charges by the terms and conditions

Extra-large baggage relevant fees and costs based on the size of the weight

oversized baggage Charges based on the weight restriction

Sporting goods: Some things have fees.

To avoid any last-minute hassles, you must fully understand the United Airlines baggage policy because the carry-on and checked baggage allowances and regulations differ. Read the entire article below to prepare for your United Airlines trip.

Rules and Requirements for Carry-On Baggage on United Airlines

According to the United Airlines carry-on baggage policies, each passenger is permitted to bring one personal item (such as a handbag, laptop bag, camera bag, briefcase, etc.) and one carry-on bag free of charge.

Dimensions and Weight Limits for Carry-On Bags on United Airlines

  • The maximum dimensions for carry-on baggage on United Airlines are 56*36*23 cm (115 centimetres) or 22*14*9 (45 linear inches), including the bag’s wheels and handles.
  • The carry-on bag must adequately fit in the overhead compartment or under the passenger’s seat.
  • Personal objects must be larger than 41*28*20 cm (89 millimetres) or 16*11*8 inches (36 linear inches).
  • The personal item must fit entirely in the overhead compartment or under the passenger’s seat in front of them.
  • Diaper bags, jackets, duty-free purchases, umbrellas, and assistance devices (such as wheelchairs, strollers, child safety seats, crutches, and walkers) do not qualify as carry-on baggage.
  • Keep in mind that bulkhead seats lack under-seat storage, so travellers must keep their carry-on baggage in the overhead compartment during takeoff and landing.

Rules and Requirements for Checked Baggage on United Airlines

Passengers can bring two bags for check-in per United Airlines policies (charges apply for the Economy class).

Size, Dimensions, and Weight Restrictions for United Checked Baggage

  • The maximum permitted dimensions for checked baggage on United Airlines are 157 centimetres, or 62 inches (length+width+height).
  • Checked baggage cannot weigh more than 23 kilogrammes (50 pounds).

United Airlines Baggage charges

With United Airlines, there is a charge for both checked and carry-on baggage. The amount of the United Airlines baggage fee is determined by the fare type that was purchased, the destination listed on the ticket, whether the passenger is an active U.S. military member or dependent, whether they are a member of the airline’s frequent flyer programme, whether they are a member of any partner airlines, and whether they have a sponsored charge card or credit card from United Airlines. The full structure of United Airlines baggage fees is shown below.

United Airlines Cost of checked bags

  • USD 30 for the first bag
  • A second bag costs USD 40.
  • Additional bags cost USD 150 each.

For foreign flights to/from the US, United Airlines charges nothing for the first checked bag and USD 100 for each additional bag. The first checked bag costs USD 60, and the second costs USD 100 for international basic economy passengers. United Airlines standardly permits two checked bags on select trips. To acquire an estimate of the baggage fees based on your needs, go to the United Airlines official website and use their “Baggage Calculator” tool.

United Airlines Oversize Baggage Fee

All checked bags with dimensions between 63 and 115 linear inches, or 160 to 292 centimetres, are subject to the United oversized baggage costs. The maximum size limit for checked baggage is 292 centimetres or 115 inches.

United Airlines Overweight Baggage Fee

The United overweight baggage tax is charged for baggage that weighs more than the established requirements (23 kilogrammes or 50 pounds). Find the United Overweight Baggage Fee for the various weight categories by reading the information below.

  • 24 to 32 kilogrammes (51 to 70 pounds) excess baggage costs USD 100.
  • 33 to 46 kilogrammes or 71 to 100 pounds, each additional bag costs USD 400.
  • United Airlines does not accept any checked baggage weighing more than 46 kilos or 100 pounds.
  • A flight to or from the United States ranges from $200 to $ 400. To estimate the baggage fee, use the “Baggage Calculator” service United Airlines offers.

United Airlines Surcharge for Extra Baggage

The third bag is when United Airlines’ additional baggage fee kicks in, and the fee range begins at USD 150. We advise using the “Baggage Calculator” tool on United Airlines’ official website to check the current baggage prices for your specific needs and destinations.

Please be aware that there may occasionally be embargoes on the excess baggage allowance for flights to/from Central America, Mexico, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, which may be temporary or permanent. On United Airlines’ official website, you can review the “baggage embargoes” (www.united.com).

Call the United Airlines baggage phone number if you have additional questions about the airline’s baggage rules, fees, etc.

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