United Airlines


70% of the world is covered by water. United Airlines covers the rest.

United operates nonstop flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles and San Francisco and from Sydney to Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco with connections to over 300 destinations across the Americas.

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Pre-Flight Information

Airport Check-In

If you wish to check-in at the airport ahead of your United Airlines flight, you can do so by seeing an agent at the United check-in counter, or by visiting a kiosk, where you can print your boarding pass and check your bags. You are able to check in starting 24 hours before your scheduled departure. These time requirements vary based on your departure airport and destination, so make sure to check your booking information to find the exact time.

Online Check-In

Checking in online is made easy with United Airlines. You can use our website, or the United app to access your boarding pass. Check-in is available starting 24 hours before your scheduled departure. Required timing for check-in, baggage check and boarding may vary based on your departure airport and destination.

Baggage Requirements

The amount you pay for extra baggage depends on where you are flying to and from. 

There will be an added cost to your trip with United if your checked bags or carry-on bags exceed our maximum weight or dimension limits. 

For carry-on bags, your bag must fit in the overhead bin, so it must be 9 in x 14 in x 22 in (23 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm). When measuing your bag, be sure to include the handle and wheels.

For checked bags, the maximum size can be 30 in x 20 in x 12 in (76 cm x 52 cm x 30 cm), including handles and wheels.  


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Airfare Specials

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Visit a United Club℠ lounge available in selected locations across the globe. There are more than 45 United Club locations, and five United Polaris® lounges. United Polaris lounges are available exclusive to international premium cabin travellers and offer a wide selection of amenities, including a relaxation area and showers to prepare you for your flight.  

In-Flight Experience

United Airlines Dreamliner Service from Australia to the U.S.

United operates state of the art 787-9 Dreamliner on all routes from Australia to the United States. The 787 Dreamliner is revolutionising the flying experience for United Airlines customers and crews while delivering unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions. Customers experience greater comfort with improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other passenger-friendly features. The aircraft's use of lightweight composites, together with its modern engines and improved aerodynamic design, allow it to fly farther, faster and more efficiently than similar-sized conventional aircraft.

The 787-9 has a total of 252 seats in two cabins – 48 in United Polaris® business class, and 204 in United Economy, including 88 Economy Plus seats with up to 12.7 cm extra legroom and increased personal space. All seats have access to power outlets and customers can enjoy satellite-based Wi-Fi throughout their journey.


United CleanPlus℠

United Airlines remain passionate about connecting the world safely. United CleanPlus℠ is their commitment to delivering industry-leading cleanliness, plus putting health and safety at the forefront of your experience. United Airlines are teaming up with Clorox to redefine their cleaning and disinfection procedures, and over the coming months, they’ll roll out Clorox products across their U.S. airports, starting in select locations, to help support a healthy and safe environment throughout your travel journey. United Airlines brings their CleanPlus commitment to you in three distinct ways:

  1. Industry leading cleanliness by disinfecting high-touch areas like arm rests, door handles, lavatories, seatback screens and seat belts; ensuring the aircraft cleaning standards meet, and in many cases exceed, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines; using electrostatic spraying on all aircraft before departure for enhanced cabin sanitation; using state-of-the-art high-efficiency (HEPA) filters on all United aircraft to circulate air and remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles.
  2. Prioritising your well-being by adding a step to the check-in process that requires you to acknowledge you don’t have symptoms for COVID-19 and agree to follow our policies; introducing an “all-in-one” snack bag; boarding fewer customers at a time and boarding back to front by rows after pre-boarding; Adjusting advance seat selection to avoid seating you next to other travellers, depending on aircraft configuration and cabin. For regularly scheduled flights that are expected to be fairly full, we’ll let you change your flight with no change fee or receive a travel credit for your trip.
  3. Innovating for a healthier tomorrow by rolling out a touchless check-in process at select airports, developing tools to reduce the touchpoints throughout your travel experience; implementing temperature checks for employees at our hub airports.


Cabin Classes

United Polaris® Business Class

The new United Polaris® business class cabins feature forward-facing, direct-aisle-access seats that recline flat, providing sleeping space up to 6 feet 6 inches long and up to 23 inches wide, so you can experience the best sleep you've ever had at 35,000 feet. Within your suite-like space, electronic dividers and an illuminated "do not disturb" sign provide a sense of privacy and minimize disruptions.

The new United Polaris seat is now available on select aircraft and will be added to our new and reconfigured long-haul international fleets over the next few years.




United Airlines’ Economy Service

United Airlines’ Economy service offers a complimentary three course meal, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks, and good selection of inflight entertainment. Seats feature an adjustable headrest and a 22.8 cm personal seat-back monitor delivering a personal on-demand inflight entertainment system complete with a wide selection of audio, television and movie options. Headsets, blankets and pillows are available, as well as a complimentary copy of Hemispheres magazine.

United Economy Plus offers up to 12.7 cm of extra legroom. Located near the front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane upon arrival.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Does United Airlines have a loyalty program?

MileagePlus is United’s award-winning loyalty program. Members earn award miles by flying United, United Express, Copa Airlines, or Star Alliance airlines and by purchasing products or services from a wide variety of partners worldwide. Members use award miles for travel, hotel and car rental, plus everyday purchases and activities. For detailed information about MileagePlus, visit united.com/mileageplus.

How and when was United Airlines formed?

United Airlines was founded on April 6, 1926, as Varney Air Lines. It later merged with several other airlines to become United Air Lines in 1934, which eventually became United Airlines.

What do I do if my United Airlines flight is impacted?

If your United Airlines flight is impacted, check for updates via email or notifications. Please visit our support page for more information on what to do if your flight has been impacted.

What is United Airlines doing for the planet?

United Airlines is actively working to reduce its carbon emissions by investing in fuel-efficient aircraft and exploring sustainable aviation fuels. They have also implemented eco-friendly practices and waste reduction initiatives. Passengers can contribute to environmental projects through carbon offset programs offered when booking flights, demonstrating United's commitment to environmental sustainability.

Summary of Webjet Fees payable per booking:

Webjet Servicing Fee Domestic $21.95, New Zealand $24.95, International $32.95
Booking Price Guarantee Fee Domestic $12.95, New Zealand $14.95, International $21.95
Payment Fees Variable depending on payment method.
Advertised prices* shown on this website are inclusive of applicable taxes and airline surcharges but exclude each applicable Webjet Fee shown above. Advertised Prices are subject to change without notice, perform a search to view live pricing. Each Webjet Fee is payable once per booking, is shown during the booking process once travel products have been selected and is shown again on the check-out page.