United Airlines Check-In Guide: Online, Mobile, Voice, Curbside, Kiosk, and More

Maximize your United Airlines check-in experience with this comprehensive guide. Learn about online, mobile, voice, curbside, and kiosk check-in options.

Traveling with United Airlines? This comprehensive guide will help you navigate the check-in process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

Online Check-In

United Airlines’ online check-in begins 24 hours before the flight departure. You can select your preferred seats and check in even if you have baggage. The minimum time requirement for online check-in is:

  • At least 45 minutes before departure with checked baggage for domestic flights[1].
  • At least 60 minutes before departure for international flights[1].

To check in online, visit the United Airlines website or use their mobile app[2].

Mobile Check-In

The United Airlines mobile app allows you to check in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. The minimum check-in time for mobile check-in is the same as your departure airport, usually ending 60 minutes before departure[3]. You can download the United Airlines app for iOS[4] and Android[2].

Voice Check-In

United Airlines also offers voice check-in over the phone. Call United Reservations and say “check-in” during the automated menu[5]. The voice check-in time for domestic and international flights is the same as that for online/app check-ins[1].

Curbside Check-In

Most airports within the USA offer curbside check-in. You can use this type of check-in 4 hours to 30 minutes before the flight departure, depending on the travel destination[3].

Airport Self-Service Kiosk Check-In

United Airlines kiosk check-in is available at the airport. The kiosk check-in time is the same as the online check-in time[1].

Boarding Passes

Depending on the requirements of airport authorities, you will need to present a mobile boarding pass, a paper boarding pass printed out by you, or a paper boarding pass picked up from the check-in desk[6]. You can add your United Airlines boarding pass to Apple Wallet or Android mobile pass file[7].

Baggage Check-In

United Airlines baggage check-in time is 45 minutes before departure for most domestic flights and 60 minutes before departure for most international flights[1]. The airline has specific baggage size requirements, so make sure to check their website for details.

Heathrow Airport Check-In

For passengers flying from Heathrow Airport, the check-in process is the same as mentioned above. Make sure to arrive at the airport with enough time to complete the check-in process and go through security.

Check-In Status and Flight Updates

You can check the status of your United Airlines flight and receive real-time updates using the United Airlines app[2]. The app also allows you to manage your trip, view flight updates, and access your MileagePlus account totals[8].

In conclusion, United Airlines offers various check-in options to cater to the needs of all passengers. Make sure to follow the guidelines and time requirements to ensure a hassle-free check-in experience. Safe travels!

Citations:
[1] https://www.travomojo.com/check-in/united-airlines-check-in/
[2] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?gl=US&hl=en_US&id=com.united.mobile.android
[3] https://www.tripbeam.com/blog/united-airlines-check-in-guide
[4] https://apps.apple.com/us/app/united-airlines/id449945214
[5] https://www.seatmaestro.com/airlines-seating-maps/united-airlines/check-in/
[6] https://www.finnair.com/us-en/frequently-asked-questions/check-in-and-boarding/do-i-need-to-print-my-boarding-pass–1940716
[7] https://getpassbook.com/how-to-checkin/united-airlines
[8] https://appstoreapps.com/app/united-airlines/

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