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Accepted Forms of payment

Accepted forms of payment

Purchases through united.com

The following forms of payment are accepted for purchases made on united.com (not all forms of payment are accepted in all countries):

  • American Express®
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club International®
  • Discover®
  • MasterCard®
  • PayPal™
  • PayPal Credit (U.S. billing addresses only)
  • TeleCheck® (U.S. billing addresses only; available for purchases made at least 14 days prior to travel)
  • UATP™
  • Visa®
  • Cash payment at United ticket offices or Western Union locations.

Payment transactions at airports

As part of our efforts toward creating a faster and more efficient airport experience for our customers, the United check-in counters and kiosks at some of the airports we serve no longer accept cash as a form of payment.

View airports where United does not accept cash as a form of payment

U.S. airports

  • Chicago, IL (ORD - O'Hare)
  • Cleveland, OH (CLE)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Washington, DC (IAD - Dulles)

International airports

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
  • Aruba (AUA)
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland (BFS)
  • Berlin, Germany (TXL)
  • Birmingham, England (BHX)
  • Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (BON)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Calgary, AB Canada (YYC)
  • Caracas, Venezuela (CCS)
  • Delhi, India (DEL)
  • Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)
  • Edmonton, AB Canada (YEG)
  • Fukuoka, Japan (FUK)
  • Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
  • Glasgow, Scotland (GLA)
  • Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands (GCM)
  • Guam (GUM)
  • Halifax, NS Canada (YHZ)
  • Hamburg, Germany (HAM)
  • Hiroshima, Japan (HIJ)
  • Kelowna, BC Canada (YLW)
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait (KWI)
  • London, ON Canada (YXU)
  • London, England (LHR - Heathrow)
  • Manchester, England (MAN)
  • Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
  • Milan, Italy (MXP)
  • Moncton, NB Canada (YQM)
  • Montreal, QC Canada (YUL - Trudeau)
  • Munich, Germany (MUC)
  • Nagoya, Japan (NGO)
  • Niigata, Japan (KIJ)
  • Okayama, Japan (OKJ)
  • Osaka, Japan (KIX)
  • Oslo, Norway (OSL)
  • Ottawa, ON Canada (YOW)
  • Quebec City, QC Canada (YQB)
  • Regina, Canada (YQR)
  • Rome, Italy (FCO)
  • Sapporo, Japan (CTS)
  • Saskatoon, SK Canada (YXE)
  • Sendai, Japan (SDJ)
  • Shannon, Ireland (SNN)
  • Singapore, Singapore (SIN)
  • St. John's, NL Canada (YYT)
  • St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (SXM)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (ARN - Arlanda)
  • Stuttgart, Germany (STR)
  • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
  • Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)
  • Toronto, ON Canada (YYZ)
  • Vancouver, BC Canada (YVR)
  • Victoria, BC Canada (YYJ)
  • Winnipeg, MB Canada (YWG)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

Purchases at United Club locations

United Club locations accept credit cards only.

Receive a $3 discount on premium wine, spirits and champagne when you use your MileagePlus Club, Presidential Plus or MileagePlus Visa Signature card.

Inflight purchases

United accepts Visa®, and all other major credit cards, including MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, Diners Club® and JCB, for inflight purchases on all United and United Express® flights. Debit cards bearing Visa or MasterCard logos are accepted on board as well.