Founded way back in 1931, United Airlines is one of most prominent US-based Airline with headquarter based in The Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois. The airline has a total of 9 hubs across the world and is the 3rd largest airline in the world by several measures like the revenue generated, fleet size and as the overall brand name too.

Indecently, United is a pioneer when it comes to initiating groundbreaking things. It’s not only the founding member of the world’s largest airlines consortium – The Star Alliance with 28 airline members but it is also the first airline to hire female flight attendants back in 1930 which is followed as a precedent since then by every other airline.  

United Airlines, Inc. flies to about 78 domestic and 108 international destinations in 73 countries. The regional services are run by independent carriers; under the brand name of United Express.

Their loyalty program – MileagePlus stands out from the other loyalty programs. They also have upgraded seats and other facilities. Their premium class is known as Polaris first class and Polaris business class. United is now considering putting flat-bed seats on new domestic jets.

In-flight, United also provides video and audio programs; games etc, for entertainment.

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United Airlines Info

  • IATA Code:         UA
  • ICAO Code:         UAL
  • Call Sign:              UNITED
  •  Headquarters:   Chicago

United Airlines Hubs

United Airlines Hub – Hubs are nodal airports used to get passengers to their intended or final destination. United’s main hubs are located in 6 countries with more around the world with the Star Alliance partner airlines.

Hubs inside the USA

  • O'Hare International Airport (Chicago–O'Hare)
  • Denver International Airport
  • Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (Guam)
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston–Intercontinental)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • George Bush International Airport (IAH)

Hubs outside the USA

  • Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) i
  • Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
  • Narita International Airport(NRT)

United Airlines In-Flight Entertainment

 

United’s In-Flight Entertainment

There are various types of entertainment available in-flight with United that includes a fully integrated 11-inch seatback monitor on which passengers can see a variety of movies, the first season hit TV shows that rotate regularly. You can check the type of entertainment offered Inflight by clicking on the Amenities tab in the Flight Status info on united.com and on the United app as well. There are 150 movies and 185 TV shows, 20 video games to choose from.

  • O'Hare International Airport (Chicago–O'Hare)
  • Denver International Airport
  • Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (Guam)
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston–Intercontinental)
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • United Airlines In-Flight Entertainment

All seats have individual video screens which are controlled with fully-integrated handsets or through touch. United also provides an assortment of magazines on board and screens a sequence of short feature films on their 11-inch in-flight screens. United Airlines In-Flight magazine is complimentary for all the passengers flying on the United. In-seat audio is also offered in the Boeing 737-800aircraft. Passengers flying Business Class in-flights for more than 2 hours will be presented with a tablet, for use.

United Airlines Food and Beverage

United Airlines Business Class Business Class: From the Oriental to the Western menus, United offers a variety in cuisine. They serve light snacks and an extensive choice from the special menu that is available upon request.  

United Airlines Business Class Special Meal: Special Meals can be requested 24 hours prior to the flight.  Those with nut-allergies should place their orders about 48 hours before departure.

There is a selection of special Meals that can be ordered in the international business class such as:

  • Baby/Child Meal
  • Hindu Meal
  • Muslim Meal
  • Bland Meal
  • Post Weaning Meal
  • Fat-free or Low Fiber, Low Lactose Meal

United Airlines Check-in and Baggage allowance policy

 

UA’s baggage policy for regular Economy Class:

  • 1 Carry-on baggage not exceeding 45 linear inches (22 x 14 x 9 in)
  • 1 personal item  (purse, briefcase, laptop bag)
  • 1 carry-on item - Fee free
  • Checked baggage / Hold luggage / Sports equipment (Applicable fees applies)

Excess luggage valuation may be purchased at the rate of $1 USD/CAD per $100 USD/CAD of higher declared value.

Free Baggage Allowance and Baggage Fees for flights

Some customers are excepted from certain checked baggage service charges. These are for bags within specified sizes and weight limits. This includes active U.S. military personnel and their accompanying dependents.

Popular routes for United Airlines

  • Asia
  • America
  • Europe
  • Oceania.