Accepted forms of payment

Purchases through united.com and the United app

The following forms of payment are accepted for purchases made on united.com and/or the United app (not all forms of payment are accepted in all countries/regions):

  • Alipay (only for purchases made on united.com with a China billing address)
  • American Express®
  • Apple Pay (only for purchases made in the United app with a U.S. billing address)
  • Chase Pay® (for purchases made in the U.S. with Chase Visa consumer cards, including United℠ Chase Visa Cards)
  • Diners Club International®
  • Discover®
  • JCB
  • MasterCard®
  • PayPal™
  • PayPal Credit (U.S. billing addresses only)
  • UATP®
  • UnionPay (only for purchases made on united.com in select countries/regions)
  • Visa®
  • Visa Checkout
  • Cash payment at an airport ticket office or United ticket office

Payment transactions at airports

As part of our efforts toward creating a faster and more efficient airport experience for our customers, the United check-in counters and kiosks at many airports we serve no longer accept cash as a form of payment.

  • U.S. airports

    • Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)
    • Albany, NY (ALB)
    • Alexandria, LA (AEX)
    • Amarillo, TX (AMA)
    • Anchorage, AK (ANC)
    • Appleton, WI (ATW)
    • Asheville, NC (AVL)
    • Aspen, CO (ASE)
    • Atlanta, GA (ATL)
    • Austin, TX (AUS)
    • Bakersfield, CA (BFL)
    • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
    • Bangor, ME (BGR)
    • Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
    • Billings, MT (BIL)
    • Bismarck, ND (BIS)
    • Boise, ID (BOI)
    • Boston, MA (BOS)
    • Bozeman, MT (BZN)
    • Brownsville, TX (BRO)
    • Buffalo, NY (BUF)
    • Burbank, CA (BUR)
    • Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI)
    • Casper, WY (CPR)
    • Cedar Rapids, IA (CID)
    • Charleston, SC (CHS)
    • Charleston, WV (CRW)
    • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
    • Charlottesville, NC (CHO)
    • Chicago, IL (ORD - O'Hare)
    • Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
    • Clarksburg, WV (CKB)
    • Cleveland, OH (CLE)
    • Cody/Yellowstone, WY (COD)
    • College Station, TX (CLL)
    • Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
    • Columbia, SC (CAE)
    • Columbus, OH (CMH)
    • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
    • Denver, CO (DEN)
    • Des Moines, IA (DSM)
    • Detroit, MI (DTW)
    • Devils Lake, ND (DVL)
    • Dickinson, ND (DIK)
    • Durango, CO (DRO)
    • Duluth, MN (DLH)
    • Eau Claire, WI (EAU)
    • El Paso, TX (ELP)
    • Elmira, NY (ELM)
    • Eugene, CA (EUG)
    • Eureka, CA (ACV)
    • Everett, WA (PAE)
    • Fairbanks, AK (FAI)
    • Fargo, ND (FAR)
    • Flagstaff, AZ (FLG)
    • Flint, MI (FNT)
    • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
    • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
    • Fort Wayne, IN (FWA)
    • Fresno, CA (FAT)
    • Gillette, WY (GCC)
    • Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
    • Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
    • Great Falls, MT (GTF)
    • Greensboro, NC (GSO)
    • Guam (GUM)
    • Gulfport/Biloxi, MS (GPT)
    • Gunnison, CO (GUC)
    • Harlingen, TX (HRL)
    • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
    • Hartford, CT (BDL)
    • Hayden, CO (HDN)
    • Hays, KS (HYS)
    • Helena, MT (HLN)
    • Hobbs, NM (HOB)
    • Honolulu, HI (HNL)
    • Houghton, MI (CMX)
    • Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental)
    • Idaho Falls, ID (IDA)
    • Indianapolis, IN (IND)
    • Ithaca, NY (ITH)
    • Jackson Hole, WY (JAC)
    • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
    • Jamestown, ND (JMS)
    • Kahului, HI (OGG)
    • Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, MI (AZO)
    • Kalispell, MT (FCA)
    • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
    • Kearney, NE (EAR)
    • Killeen, TX (GRK)
    • Lafayette, LA (LFT)
    • Lake Charles, LA (LCH)
    • Lansing, MI (LAN)
    • Laramie, WY (LAR)
    • Laredo, TX (LRD)
    • Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
    • Lewisburg, WV (LWB)
    • Lexington, KY (LEX)
    • Little Rock, AR (LIT)
    • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
    • Louisville, KY (SDF)
    • Lubbock, TX (LBB)
    • Madison, WI (MSN)
    • Mammoth Lakes, CA (MMH)
    • Manchester, NH (MHT)
    • McAllen, TX (MFE)
    • Medford, OR (MFR)
    • Memphis, TN (MEM)
    • Miami, FL (MIA)
    • Midland/Saginaw, MI (MBS)
    • Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
    • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP)
    • Minot, ND (MOT)
    • Missoula, MT (MSO)
    • Moab, UT (CNY)
    • Mobile, AL (MOB)
    • Moline, IL (MLI)
    • Monroe, LA (MLU)
    • Montrose, CO (MTJ)
    • Muskegon, MI (MKG)
    • Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)
    • Nantucket, MA (ACK)
    • Nashville, TN (BNA)
    • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
    • New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
    • New York LaGuardia (LGA - LaGuardia)
    • Norfolk, VA (ORF)
    • North Bend, OR (OTH)
    • North Platte, NE (LBF)
    • Ogdensburg, NY (OGS)
    • Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
    • Omaha, NE (OMA)
    • Ontario, CA (ONT)
    • Orange County, CA (SNA)
    • Orlando, FL (MCO)
    • Paducah, KY (PAH)
    • Panama City, FL (ECP)
    • Pasco, WA (PSC)
    • Pensacola, FL (PNS)
    • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
    • Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
    • Pierre, SD (PIR)
    • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
    • Plattsburgh, NY (PBG)
    • Portland, OR (PDX)
    • Prescott, AZ (PRC)
    • Presque Isle, ME (PQI)
    • Providence, RI (PVD)
    • Pueblo, CO (PUB)
    • Quincy, IL (UIN)
    • Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
    • Rapid City, SD (RAP)
    • Redding, CA (RDD)
    • Redmond, OR (RDM)
    • Reno, NV (RNO)
    • Richmond, VA (RIC)
    • Roanoke, VA (ROA)
    • Rochester, NY (ROC)
    • Rock Springs, WY (RKS)
    • Sacramento, CA (SMF)
    • Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (SPN)
    • Salina, KS (SLN)
    • Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
    • San Antonio, TX (SAT)
    • San Diego, CA (SAN)
    • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
    • San Juan, PR (SJU)
    • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP)
    • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)
    • Santa Rosa, CA (STS)
    • Sarasota, FL (SRQ)
    • Savannah, GA (SAV)
    • Scottsbluff, NE (BFF)
    • Seattle, WA (SEA)
    • Shenandoah Valley, VA (SHD)
    • Spokane, WA (GEG)
    • Springfield, IL (SPI)
    • Springfield, MO (SGF)
    • St. George, UT (SGU)
    • St. Louis, MO (STL)
    • St. Thomas, VI (STT)
    • Stockton, CA (SCK)
    • Sun Valley, ID (SUN)
    • Syracuse, NY (SYR)
    • Tampa, FL (TPA)
    • Traverse City, MI (TVC)
    • Tulsa, OK (TUL)
    • Tucson, AZ (TUS)
    • Vail/Eagle, CO (EGE)
    • Vernal, UT (VEL)
    • Wasau, WI (CWA)
    • Washington, DC (IAD - Dulles)
    • Watertown, SD (ATY)
    • West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
    • White Plains, NY (HPN)
    • Wichita, KS (ICT)
    • Williston, ND (XWA)

    International airports

    • Acapulco, Mexico (ACA)
    • Aguascalientes, Mexico (AGU)
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
    • Antigua and Barbuda (ANU)
    • Aruba (AUA)
    • Athens, Greece (ATH)
    • Auckland, New Zealand (AKL)
    • Beijing, China (PEK)
    • Belize City, Belize (BZE)
    • Berlin, Germany (TXL)
    • Bermuda, BM (BDA)
    • Bogota, Colombia (BOG)
    • Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (BON)
    • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE)
    • Calgary, Canada (YYC)
    • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
    • Chengdu, China (CTU)
    • Chihuahua, Mexico (CUU)
    • Cozumel, Mexico (CZM)
    • Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
    • Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)
    • Edmonton, Canada (YEG)
    • Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
    • Fukuoka, Japan (FUK)
    • Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
    • Glasgow, Scotland (GLA)
    • Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands (GCM)
    • Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)
    • Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
    • Halifax, NS Canada (YHZ)
    • Hong Kong (HKG)
    • Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico (ZIH)
    • Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico (BJX)
    • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
    • Lima, Peru (LIM)
    • London, England (LHR)
    • Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)
    • Manchester, England (MAN)
    • Manzanillo, Mexico (ZLO)
    • Mazatlan, Mexico (MZT)
    • Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
    • Merida, Mexico (MID)
    • Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
    • Milan, Italy (MXP)
    • Montreal, Canada (YUL)
    • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
    • Monterrey, Mexico (MTY)
    • Munich, Germany (MUC)
    • Nagoya, Japan (NGO)
    • Naples, Italy (NAP)
    • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
    • Oaxaca, Mexico (OAX)
    • Osaka, Japan (KIX)
    • Ottawa, Canada (YOW)
    • Panama City, Panama (PTY)
    • Papeete, PF (PPT – Tahiti)
    • Porto, Portugal (OPO)
    • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS)
    • Prague, Czech Republic (PRG)
    • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (PLS)
    • Puebla, Mexico (PBC)
    • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)
    • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR)
    • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
    • Quebec City, Canada (YQB)
    • Queretaro, Mexico (QRO)
    • Quito, Ecuador (UIO)
    • Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
    • Roatan, Honduras (RTB)
    • Rome, Italy (FCO)
    • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
    • San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico (SJD)
    • San Luis Potosi, Mexico (SLP)
    • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
    • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
    • Santiago, Chile (SCL)
    • Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)
    • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
    • Seoul, South Korea (ICN)
    • Shanghai, China (PVG)
    • Shannon, Ireland (SNN)
    • Singapore (SIN)
    • St. Kitts and Nevis (SKB)
    • St. Lucia (UVF)
    • St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (SXM)
    • Stockholm, Sweden (ARN - Arlanda)
    • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
    • Taipei (TPE)
    • Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU)
    • Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)
    • Tokyo, Japan (HND, NRT)
    • Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
    • Vancouver, Canada (YVR)
    • Venice, Italy (VCE)
    • Veracruz, Mexico (VER)
    • Winnipeg, Canada (YWG)
    • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

Payment transactions in Mexico

Due to government regulations, United cannot accept cash payments in currency other than Mexican pesos at United city ticket offices in Mexico. The only acceptable forms of payment are Mexican pesos, credit cards and debit cards.

Purchases at United Club locations

United ClubSM locations accept credit cards only.

Inflight purchases

United accepts Visa®, and all other major credit cards, including MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, Diners Club® and JCB, for inflight purchases on all United and United Express® flights. Debit cards bearing Visa or MasterCard logos are accepted on board as well.

To view and print your receipts from inflight purchases made through smartphones used by flight attendants on mainline United-operated flights, please use our receipt search form.

Purchases at City Ticket Offices

United accepts cash, credits cards and debit cards as forms of payment at City Ticket Offices. Additional forms of payment may apply outside the U.S. and Canada.

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