Inflight Wi-Fi

We know it's important to stay connected while you fly. That’s why we offer United Wi-Fi℠ on all mainline aircraft and two-cabin regional aircraft.

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Access united.com, mobile app and partner sites anytime

If you have a Wi-Fi enabled device, you can use united.com, our partners’ sites (like Hertz or Marriott) and the United® mobile app at any point during your flight. Take advantage of inflight Wi-Fi to:

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Check the status of your flight or connecting flights

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Find arrival gate and baggage claim info

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View mobile boarding passes

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Make new flight, hotel or rental car reservations

View frequently asked questions about United Wi-Fi

United Wi-Fi plans and subscriptions

You can purchase a United Wi-Fi plan onboard to gain full internet access, enable text messaging and more. For added convenience, we offer Wi-Fi subscription plans so you can always stay connected on any United or United Express® flight equipped with Wi-Fi. MileagePlus® members can even use their miles to purchase a Wi-Fi plan on select flights. United Wi-Fi pricing will vary.

  • Access the internet during any United Wi-Fi-enabled flight for an entire month or year. We offer multiple plans by region to best accommodate your travel. Send emails and messages, catch up on social media or browse your favorite sites.

    Purchase a subscription plan

  • Not looking to purchase a long-term subscription? Our prepaid Wi-Fi Day Pass lets you use Wi-Fi on any United or United Express flight equipped with Wi-Fi in the continental U.S. The pass will activate one hour before your departure time, and you’ll have access throughout your entire trip during the 24-hour period.

    Day passes for United Wi-Fi can be purchased when you manage your reservation. Select your trip from the My Trips page to get to your Trip details. The Wi-Fi Day Pass option can be found above your flight information.

  • You don’t need a subscription or prepaid pass to access United Wi-Fi on board. If you’re a MileagePlus member, you can sign in to your MileagePlus account once you’re connected, then use miles or your saved credit card to seamlessly purchase a Wi-Fi access plan.

    Other accepted forms of payment for United Wi-Fi include:

    • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards)
    • iPass

    If you’re traveling on a United Express aircraft with internet access provided by Gogo®, you can purchase an all-day pass for Gogo network access here. Note that you can’t use MileagePlus miles or your saved credit cards to purchase Gogo network access.

Choose a plan and get connected

Whether you just want to text your friends or need to power through some projects while you’re in the air, there’s a United Wi-Fi plan for you.

Regional routes include short-haul flights within the U.S.

Compare airport benefits at each level
Plan FeaturesText messages (iMessage, WhatsApp, etc.)Web browsingEmailSocial mediaVideo streamingAudio streamingHigh-speed downloadsVPN access
Messaging
Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps.
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Basic*
Browse the web, keep up with emails and send multimedia messages (MMS) while you fly.
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* For flights where Basic is the highest plan available, this will include access to VPN.

Domestic routes include flights within the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Compare airport benefits at each level
Plan FeaturesText messages (iMessage, WhatsApp, etc.)Web browsingEmailSocial mediaVideo streamingAudio streamingHigh-speed downloadsVPN access
Messaging
Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps.
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Basic*
Browse the web, keep up with emails and send multimedia messages (MMS) while you fly.
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Premium
Enjoy all the benefits of the Basic plan, plus video and music streaming, app downloads and VPN access.
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* For flights where Basic is the highest plan available, this will include access to VPN.

International routes include flights departing from or arriving to any country outside the U.S., Canada or Mexico.

Compare airport benefits at each level
Plan FeaturesText messages (iMessage, WhatsApp, etc.)Web browsingEmailSocial mediaVideo streamingAudio streamingHigh-speed downloadsVPN access
Messaging
Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps.
checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
Basic*
Browse the web, keep up with emails and send multimedia messages (MMS) while you fly.
checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
Premium
Enjoy all the benefits of the Basic plan, plus video and music streaming, app downloads and VPN access.
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* For flights where Basic is the highest plan available, this will include access to VPN.

  • Regional routes include short-haul flights within the U.S.

    Compare airport benefits at each level
    Plan FeaturesText messages (iMessage, WhatsApp, etc.)Web browsingEmailSocial mediaVideo streamingAudio streamingHigh-speed downloadsVPN access
    Messaging
    Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps.
    checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
    Basic*
    Browse the web, keep up with emails and send multimedia messages (MMS) while you fly.
    checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available

    * For flights where Basic is the highest plan available, this will include access to VPN.

  • Domestic routes include flights within the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

    Compare airport benefits at each level
    Plan FeaturesText messages (iMessage, WhatsApp, etc.)Web browsingEmailSocial mediaVideo streamingAudio streamingHigh-speed downloadsVPN access
    Messaging
    Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps.
    checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
    Basic*
    Browse the web, keep up with emails and send multimedia messages (MMS) while you fly.
    checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
    Premium
    Enjoy all the benefits of the Basic plan, plus video and music streaming, app downloads and VPN access.
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    * For flights where Basic is the highest plan available, this will include access to VPN.

  • International routes include flights departing from or arriving to any country outside the U.S., Canada or Mexico.

    Compare airport benefits at each level
    Plan FeaturesText messages (iMessage, WhatsApp, etc.)Web browsingEmailSocial mediaVideo streamingAudio streamingHigh-speed downloadsVPN access
    Messaging
    Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps.
    checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
    Basic*
    Browse the web, keep up with emails and send multimedia messages (MMS) while you fly.
    checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
    Premium
    Enjoy all the benefits of the Basic plan, plus video and music streaming, app downloads and VPN access.
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    * For flights where Basic is the highest plan available, this will include access to VPN.



Wi-Fi coverage maps

United Wi-Fi coverage may vary depending on where you’re flying and the aircraft listed on your reservation. View our coverage maps for more information about Wi-Fi service on your upcoming flight.

Learn more

  • Follow these steps to connect to United Wi-Fi and purchase internet access onboard:

    Enable airplane mode

    Before the flight leaves the gate, make sure your wireless device is in airplane mode.

    Connect to Wi-Fi

    To connect to United Wi-Fi on your device, view available wireless networks and select "United_Wi-Fi”.

    Visit the homepage

    Launch your internet browser and visit the United Wi-Fi homepage: www.unitedwifi.com

    Purchase a plan

    If you’d like to purchase an internet access plan, select the “Internet” tile on the United Wi-Fi homepage.