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Special travel needs

United Airlines is pleased to provide transportation to customers who may require additional assistance. We maintain a strong relationship with numerous disability organizations throughout the country. In addition, we have formed a Customers with Disabilities Advisory Board made up of individuals representing several disabilities. The Board meets regularly to discuss issues pertaining to air travel and accessibility and offers suggestions and advice to improve our product. The mission of the group is to ensure that United Airlines will continue to offer clean, safe, reliable and accessible transportation for all customers, including those with disabilities.

Customers with disabilities

Find information about accessibility, safety requirements, requesting special assistance, medical clearance and more.


To download a PDF version of the Department of Transportation 14 CFR Part 382 and/or to contact the Department of Transportation please view the Air Carriers Access Act.

Children traveling alone

Learn more about unaccompanied minor travel.

Traveling with infants

Learn how you can travel with your infant on United.

Traveling while pregnant

View guidelines for traveling while pregnant.

Customers requiring extra seating

Learn more about requirements for purchasing an extra seat.

Travel for animals

United's policies for pets and other animals.

Senior travelers

Learn more about services available to seniors.

Special meals

See our menus available on flights in certain markets.

Customers with peanut allergies

Find information about peanut allergies and air travel with United.

United is committed to ensuring that our customers with disabilities have equal access to our facilities and services. If you have a disability-related service concern during travel, you may ask to speak to a Complaint Resolution Official (CRO). A CRO is a specially trained employee available at each airport location who can answer your questions and ensure compliance with Department of Transportation Rule 14 CFR Part 382 and United policies. If you have a disability-related question prior to your travel with United or after your travel is completed, you can contact United's 24-hour Disability Desk at 1-800-228-2744 within the United States or Canada, or from elsewhere call United's Customer Contact Center and request to be connected to the Disability Desk.