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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. Required timing for check-in, baggage check and boarding may vary based on your departure airport and destination. See our Check-in and Airport Processing Times page for details.

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. United will transfer bags to a connecting flight when the connecting flight is scheduled to depart within 13 hours of the customer arriving at the connecting city. Customers making connections that involve an overnight stay must claim baggage and re-check baggage, subject to applicable charges, 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.