Preferred seating

Purchase preferred seating for a more favorable spot in United Economy®.

Preferred seating includes United Economy seats that have standard legroom but are closer to the front of the aircraft in the first few rows behind Economy Plus®.

When you purchase preferred seating, you’ll not only enjoy a better seat in Economy, but you’ll also receive earlier onboard service and, when you land, get off the plane and on your way faster. Better yet, MileagePlus members with Premier® status can select preferred seating at no additional cost and all other MileagePlus members will earn Premier qualifying dollars on preferred seating purchases after travel has been completed.

Preferred seating is available on all United and United Express® flights, and prices vary based on the route. Customers who are traveling on Basic Economy tickets are eligible to purchase preferred seating.

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