Free checked bags for United Cardmembers

United primary Cardmembers can check bags for free on United and United Express® flights. If you are traveling with a guest on the same reservation, they can also check their bags for free.

To receive this benefit, you must:

Use your card

Buy the tickets with your qualifying United MileagePlus card.*

Add your MileagePlus number

Go to My trips and make sure your MileagePlus number is on the reservation.

* This rule does not apply to new cardmembers traveling on flights within the first 90 days.

If you’re a Cardmember

Save your card as your primary form of payment in your MileagePlus profile.

Save your card as your primary form of payment in your MileagePlus profile.

If you’re not a Cardmember

Sign up today to get free checked bags and more:

Sign up today to get free checked bags and more:

United ClubSM Infinite Card

Get a United ClubSM membership with this card.

United Explorer Card

Get two United Club one-time passes per year with this card.

United QuestSM Card

Get a $125 annual United purchase credit with this card.

Get free checked bags with these United Chase Cards

Credit cardsFirst standard checked bagSecond standard checked bagSavings
UnitedSM Explorer CardFreeStandard feeUp to $160 per roundtrip
United QuestSM CardFreeFreeUp to $360 per roundtrip
United ClubSM Infinite CardFreeFreeUp to $360 per roundtrip
UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM CardFreeFreeUp to $360 per roundtrip
UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Business CardFreeFreeUp to $360 per roundtrip
UnitedSM Business CardFreeStandard feeUp to $160 per roundtrip
United ClubSM Business CardFreeFreeUp to $360 per roundtrip

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