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Accepted Forms of payment

Accepted forms of payment

Purchases through

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

  • American Express®
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club International®
  • Discover®
  • JCB
  • 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)
  • Honolulu, HI (HNL)
  • Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental)
  • Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
  • New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
  • New York JFK (JFK)
  • New York LaGuardia (LGA - LaGuardia)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Sacramento, CA (SMF)
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Washington, DC (IAD - Dulles)

International airports

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
  • Aruba (AUA)
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland (BFS)
  • Birmingham, England (BHX)
  • Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (BON)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Calgary, AB Canada (YYC)
  • Caracas, Venezuela (CCS)
  • 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)
  • Hong Kong, SAR, China (HKG)
  • 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)
  • Montreal, QC Canada (YUL - Trudeau)
  • Nagoya, Japan (NGO)
  • 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)
  • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (TPE)
  • Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)
  • Tokyo, Japan (HND - Haneda)
  • Toronto, ON Canada (YYZ)
  • Vancouver, BC Canada (YVR)
  • Victoria, BC Canada (YYJ)
  • Winnipeg, MB Canada (YWG)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

Payment transactions in Mexico
Due to government regulations, United cannot accept cash payments in currency other than Mexican pesos at United ticket offices in Mexico and the check-in counters and kiosks at airports in Mexico. The only acceptable forms of payment are Mexican pesos, credit cards and debit cards.

Purchases at United Club locations

United Club locations accept credit cards only.

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.