About United Airlines
United Airlines, Inc. (commonly referred to as United) is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. United operates a large domestic and international route network spanning cities large and small across the United States and all six continents. Measured by fleet size and the number of routes, it is the third largest airline in the world.
United Airlines In-Flight Amenities
- Seat assignments after check in
- Seat width ranges from 16”-18” depending on aircraft, Pitch varies from 31”- 34” depending on aircraft
- One personal item
- Complimentary beverage and meal/snack service
United Airlines Classes of Service
United positions its Basic Economy as a ticket for the “price-sensitive.” It promises a journey with inflight services and amenities that come with United Economy fares, but with some important restrictions and limitations.
Essentially, Economy gives travelers all the same inflight services and amenities as in Basic Economy without all those pesky restrictions.
If sitting toward the front of the airplane with extra legroom is important to you (up to 6” in some cases), Economy Plus is where that kicks in for customers. You can even purchase Economy Plus as a subscription for an entire year, when it’s available.
United Premium Plus:
Premium Plus tickets are available on a select number of premium transcontinental flights and select long-haul international flights, and offer more plush seating with adjustable leg and foot rests.
United still offers Business Class as its gateway to a truly premium flight experience with a lot of extra perks included.
United Airlines Web Check-In
Online Check-in facility is available in United Airlines from 24 hours to 45 minutes before the flight departure. By check-in online the boarding pass can be obtained from the comfort of home or anywhere leading to a hassle free, time saving check in process.
United Airlines Hubs
United has eight hubs, with Chicago–O'Hare being its largest in terms of passengers carried and the number of departures. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines. Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express. United was established by the amalgamation of several airlines in the late 1920s, the oldest of these being Varney Air Lines, which was founded in 1926.
United Airlines Most Popular Routes
United operates to 238 domestic destinations and 118 international destinations in 48 countries or regions across five continents.