Please ensure that your name, address and telephone number appear on the inside, as well as on the outside, of all checked baggage.
Check-in is available starting 24 hours before your scheduled departure. The latest possible time for check-in, baggage check and boarding may vary based on your departure airport and destination.
Learn more about our check-in, baggage check and boarding requirements
For domestic and international flights (excluding certain flights departing for Agana, Guam (GUM)) baggage will not be accepted for check-in more than four hours prior to scheduled flight departure.
If the above time limitations are not met, United can refuse to check baggage without a signed release of liability from the passenger.
Baggage will be checked to a customer's final destination or to a permissible stopover for the fare paid. Customers making connections which involve an overnight stay must claim baggage at the intermediate point and re-check baggage for the connecting flight on the following day.
Customers traveling to the U.S., China (except Beijing) and India, who are connecting to a domestic flight within any of those countries or to another international destination, must claim their luggage upon their arrival to the first port of entry and re-check it with the connecting airline.