Military benefits and discounts

United is committed to the people who serve our country. There are 8,000+ veterans working at United today; over 800 joined our team in 2023. We also offer benefits to all active U.S. military travelers.

United benefits

Military benefits are available to:

Active-duty military from the U.S. Army®, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Coast Guard and National Guard

Cadets of the Air Force Academy, West Point, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and Coast Guard Academy

Commissioned Officers Corps of the U.S. Public Health and NOAA

Members who have been discharged within 7 days of scheduled travel

Checked bags

You do not have to pay fees for up to five checked bags, depending on your orders. To find out how many bags you can bring on your next flight, visit the checked bags page.

United ClubSM access

You can visit one of our United Club locations if there is space available. To learn more about the access rules, visit the club and lounge access page.

Priority boarding

Active military members can board with our pre-boarding group.

Checked bags

You do not have to pay fees for up to five checked bags, depending on your orders. To find out how many bags you can bring on your next flight, visit the checked bags page.

United ClubSM access

You can visit one of our United Club locations if there is space available. To learn more about the access rules, visit the club and lounge access page.

Priority boarding

Active military members can board with our pre-boarding group.

Traveler pro tip

If you're traveling between Honolulu (HNL) and Guam (GUM) on current orders, we can help you transport your pets. Visit the military pet program page to learn more.

Traveler pro tip

If you're traveling between Honolulu (HNL) and Guam (GUM) on current orders, we can help you transport your pets. Visit the military pet program page to learn more.

WeSalute+ discount

To thank U.S. military veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve members, and their families for their service, United is proud to partner with WeSalute®, founded as Veterans Advantage, to provide WeSalute+ subscribers with a 5% discount on tickets for United and United Express® operated flights purchased on united.com.

Discounted flights are marked with a special offer indicator.

Additional discount details

Flights must originate in the U.S. or Canada.

Valid for travel to the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Transatlantic destinations.

Also valid on transatlantic flights originating in the U.S. marketed by United and operated by United or Lufthansa Group.

Discount applies to the published adult base fare.

Can be used to book up to eight adult tickets per itinerary.

Basic Economy tickets are not eligible.

Special promotional fares are not eligible.

Discount does not apply to government-imposed taxes and fees or carrier-imposed international surcharges.

Flights must originate in the U.S. or Canada.

Valid for travel to the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Transatlantic destinations.

Also valid on transatlantic flights originating in the U.S. marketed by United and operated by United or Lufthansa Group.

Discount applies to the published adult base fare.

Can be used to book up to eight adult tickets per itinerary.

Basic Economy tickets are not eligible.

Special promotional fares are not eligible.

Discount does not apply to government-imposed taxes and fees or carrier-imposed international surcharges.

Join We Salute+ today and you’ll get a 10-digit travel discount code that can be used to book your United travel. You'll also get your own private login for online benefits access, account support, and toll-free dedicated member service.

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