At United, checked baggage service charges allows for 2 bags to be checked, with each being a maximum of 50 pounds, and having a maximum exterior linear dimension of 62 inches (158 cm) per bag. Checking more than 2 bags, or bags in excess of the weight or size limit may incur excess, oversized and/or overweight baggage service charges.
Additionally each person can bring on board one carry-on bag plus one personal item free of charge; a personal item is a purse/shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item.
Note that there are size limitations for these items so that they will fit into the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you:
A Carry-on bag's maximum dimensions are 9" x 14" x 22" (22cm x 35cm x 56cm), this includes wheels and handles.
A personal item's maximum dimensions are 9" x 10 " x 17" (22 m x 25cm x 43cm).
The terminal will have "bag sizers" which you can use to determine if your bags are within the guidelines; if you arrive at the gate with an item outside of the guidelines, it will be checked, and any applicable service charges will be applied.
There are also several items you may bring aboard that do not count as either a carry-on or personal item:
- • Jacket or umbrella
- • Reading material
- • FAA-approved child restraint seat
- • Diaper bag
- • Food or merchandise purchased in the airport
- • Assistive devices (collapsible wheelchair, cane, one set of crutches, portable oxygen concentrator, etc.)
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