United First and United Business

Relax and enjoy premium cabin service by flying United First® or United Business®.

At the airport

At the airport

A United First or United Business ticket comes with two free checked bags and Premier Access® benefits so you can start your trip stress-free. Certain customers also get United Club access with their ticket*.

Premier Access benefits

Priority check-in

Access to fast check-in lane.

Exclusive security lanes

Go to the front of the line for security screenings.

Priority boarding

Be one of the first to board the plane.

Priority bag handling

Be one of the first to receive your checked bag+ after the flight.

Premier Access benefits

  • Priority check-in
    Access to fast check-in lane.
  • Exclusive security lanes
    Go to the front of the line for security screenings.
  • Priority boarding
    Be one of the first to board the plane.
  • Priority bag handling
    Be one of the first to receive your checked bag+ after the flight.

* United Club access is only available for United Business on international flights, including premium transcontinental, and United First for Canada.

+ Standard size for a checked bag is 30 in x 20 in x 12 in (76 cm x 52 cm x 30 cm) and 50 lbs (23 km). Learn more about Premier Access.

Find your cabin

United First and United Business are both premium cabins that offer similar services on different routes. Check below to find out which cabin you will fly in.

United First

United First

Available for flights within the U.S., U.S. territories including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada and the Caribbean.

United Business

United Business

Available for international flights between the U.S. and Latin America.

We also provide premium transcontinental service for U.S. domestic flights between New York/Newark and Los Angeles, and New York/Newark and San Francisco.

On the plane

Our premium seats allow you to work or relax in comfort during your flight.

  • Extra space to recline
  • Six-way adjustable headrest
  • Storage space and double seatback pockets for personal items
  • Universal AC power plug
  • Padded seat cushion designed to cradle you as you recline
  • Tray table and granite-topped, extendable cocktail table
  • Extra space to recline
  • Six-way adjustable headrest
  • Storage space and double seatback pockets for personal items
  • Universal AC power plug
  • Padded seat cushion designed to cradle you as you recline
  • Tray table and granite-topped, extendable cocktail table

Special amenity kit

Our current amenity kits are designed in collaboration with Ua Body and inspired by their natural, clean and vegan products using local scents and ingredients. These amenity kits are only available for travelers flying between the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Special amenity kit

Our current amenity kits are designed in collaboration with Ua Body and inspired by their natural, clean and vegan products using local scents and ingredients. These amenity kits are only available for travelers flying between the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Take advantage of our premium cabin service and Premier Access benefits for a smoother traveling experience.

Take advantage of our premium cabin service and Premier Access benefits for a smoother traveling experience

Food and drinks

Free snacks, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks are available on every United flight. Customers flying United First or United Business will have many more food and drink options to choose from, including cocktails and craft beer. We use contactless payment on board, so make sure to save a form of payment before your flight.

Flights less than 300 miles*Flights between 300-900 miles*Flights over 900 miles*Flights over 1500 miles*
Free alcoholic drinks are available upon request.
  • A selection of sweet and savory snacks
  • Free alcoholic drinks
  • Mixed nuts
  • Hot entrée, including salad and bread.
  • Dessert
  • Free alcoholic drinks
  • Mixed nuts
  • Hot entrée, including salad and bread.
  • Dessert
  • Pre-arrival snack
  • Free alcoholic drinks
  • Bistro on board
Flights less than 300 miles*

Free alcoholic drinks are available upon request.

Flights between 300-900 miles*
  • A selection of sweet and savory snacks
  • Free alcoholic drinks
Flights over 900 miles*
  • Mixed nuts
  • Hot entrée, including salad and bread.
  • Dessert
  • Free alcoholic drinks
Flights over 1500 miles*
  • Mixed nuts
  • Hot entrée, including salad and bread.
  • Dessert
  • Pre-arrival snack
  • Free alcoholic drinks
  • Bistro on board

Entertainment

United First or United Business travelers have several options for inflight entertainment. Find out what’s available on your flight by checking your flight status online or in the United app within 24 hours of your departure.

United Private ScreeningSM

Enjoy entertainment from our partners like HBO, the Tribeca Film Festival, and Vevo with United Private Screening. Choose to use the seatback entertainment system or your personal device.

United Private ScreeningSM

Enjoy entertainment from our partners like HBO, the Tribeca Film Festival, and Vevo with United Private Screening. Choose to use the seatback entertainment system or your personal device.

Audio entertainment

Listen to your favorite podcasts, music, or our exclusive “from the flight deck” channel.

United Wi-FiSM

Stay connected by using United Wi-Fi, available for purchase on most flights.

Hemispheres magazine

Read a free copy of our travel and lifestyle magazine Hemispheres.