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Important notices

Current as of Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:05 AM Central. Information is updated as it is received.

Please visit Today's Operations for the current status of our operations.

Brussels airport advisory

Limited public transportation services due to a national public strike may make ground travel to and from the airport more difficult on April 22. This will likely cause heavy traffic congestion, so we recommend allowing a few extra hours for travel to or from the airport during this time.

Exception policies

In some cases where severe weather and other uncontrollable events are impacting United’s operations, we may, at our sole discretion issue an exception policy designed to accommodate customers with restricted tickets who wish to change their travel in advance of any potential disruption. Exception policies currently in effect are listed below​.

EventTravel to/from/connecting throughOriginal travel date(s)Additional information
Brussels Labor StrikeAirports:
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
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Original travel date(s):

April 21, 2015 – April 22, 2015

Flight changes:

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new flights departing on or before April 24, 2015, as long as travel is rescheduled in the same cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.​​
NYC Metro RainAirports:
  • New York, NY (JFK)
  • New York, NY (LGA - LaGuardia)
  • New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)
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Original travel date(s):

April 20, 2015

Flight changes:

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new flights departing on or before April 21, 2015, as long as travel is rescheduled in the same cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.​​
San Francisco WeatherAirports:
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
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Original travel date(s):

April 20, 2015


Flight changes:

Fees for same-day standby will be waived within 24 hours or original departure.

The change fee will be waived for travel rescheduled on earlier or later flights departing April 20, 2015 between the same cities as originally ticketed. A difference in fare may apply. ​​

For additional information about what to do if your travel is affected by an exception policy, visit the Flight Delays and Cancellations page.

International travel

Depending on the destination of your international travel plans, there may be specific notices and advisories. For more information, visit the International Travel page.

Airport updates

Payment transactions at airports

United continues to introduce new technology in support of a faster and more efficient travel experience. As part of these efforts, the United check-in counters and kiosks at some of the airports we serve no longer accept cash as a form of payment.

To see payment information for specific airport locations, visit the Accepted Forms of Payment page.

Time zone change affecting Cancun and Cozumel

As of February 1, 2015, the time zone in the Quintana Roo state of Mexico will change from Central Standard Time to the equivalent of Eastern Standard Time. This will impact United’s flights between the U.S. and Cancun and Cozumel. U.S.-based flight arrival and departure times will not change, but arrival and departure times in Cancun and Cozumel will shift to an hour later.

New York/Newark check-in information

Flights operated by United will now arrive and depart from New York/Newark (EWR) Terminals A and C. Transportation between terminals is available by the Terminal A/C shuttle bus or via AirTrain. In Terminal A, United check-in counters are located on the upper level. In Terminal C, Economy check-in is located on Level 2, and Premier Access® check-in is located on Level 3. Global ServicesSM members and customers traveling in United Global First℠ should go to Level 3, Door 4, and then take the escalator to the C-2 checkpoint to check in at the Global Reception lobby.

San Francisco terminal information

United flights from San Francisco International (SFO) depart from Terminal 3 and the International Terminal. Ticketing, check-in and baggage drop are located at Terminal 3 for flights within the U.S. and Canada, and at the International Terminal for flights outside of the U.S. and Canada. Global ServicesSM members and customers traveling in United Global FirstSM should go to Terminal 3, Door 6 on the departures level to access the Global Services Reception lobby. Premier® members should go to Terminal 3, Door 2, 3 or 4 on the departures level to access the Premier check-in area.

Seoul, Incheon airport information

United customers departing Seoul Incheon airport can check in, check baggage and clear immigration at City Airport Terminal in Gangnam, and then board nonstop buses to the airport where they can use expedited security and immigration lines to proceed to their gate. Customers should arrive at City Airport Terminal at least 3 hours before scheduled departure. For more details, go to www.calt.co.kr.