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.




Enjoy free inflight Wi-Fi as a T-Mobile customer

If you’re an eligible T-Mobile customer, starting this fall you’ll get free inflight Wi-Fi on all United domestic and international flights.

Availability on flights operated by United Express will soon follow. Be sure to check back here for updates.

Enjoy free inflight Wi-Fi as a T-Mobile customer

If you’re an eligible T-Mobile customer, starting this fall you’ll get free inflight Wi-Fi on all United domestic and international flights.

Availability on flights operated by United Express will soon follow. Be sure to check back here for updates.

Enjoy your inflight Connection. T-mobile logo

Free messaging

Send instant messages for free using your favorite apps, like iMessage and WhatsApp, while connected to United Wi-Fi on select flights. Learn more

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 and the United® mobile app at any point during your flight. Take advantage of inflight Wi-Fi to:

Bell icon

Check the status of your flight or connecting flights

Bag icon

Find arrival gate and baggage claim info

Boarding pass icon

View mobile boarding passes

Car icon

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

  • Plan ahead for your trip and purchase Wi-Fi access for your entire day of travel with Wi-Fi Day Pass. MileagePlus® members on single-passenger itineraries can purchase a day pass during Booking as well as on their Trip details page for Domestic and select International flights. Your Wi-Fi Day Pass will be linked to your MileagePlus account and will be ready to use in flight. 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 during booking or 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. But keep in mind, United Chase Cardmembers will receive a 25% back inflight credit on all Wi-Fi subscription purchases, including Wi-Fi Day Pass1.

    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.

    125% back on food, beverage and Wi-Fi purchases on board United- and United Express-operated flights:

    You will receive 25% back, in the form of a credit card account statement credit, on purchases of food, beverages and Wi-Fi on board United- and United Express-operated flights, when you use your United MileagePlus Card to make such purchases. The statement credit will post to your account within 24 hours of your onboard purchase posting to your account. You will also receive 25% back on food, beverage and Wi-Fi purchases made on board by authorized users who use your United MileagePlus Card account to make such purchases. To qualify for the 25% back, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment.

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.
checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
Messaging 2
Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps like iMessage and WhatsApp.
checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
Basic 3
Browse the web, keep up with emails and send multimedia messages (MMS) while you fly.
checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available

2 Messaging is free on most flights beginning in late December 2021. The Messaging plan may not be available on select aircraft. Only text messages can be sent and received, using IP-based instant messaging apps. Multimedia messages and messages sent over cellular networks are not supported.

3 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
Messaging 2
Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps like iMessage and WhatsApp.
checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
Basic 3
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.
checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailable

2 Messaging is free on most flights beginning in late December 2021. The Messaging plan may not be available on select aircraft. Only text messages can be sent and received, using IP-based instant messaging apps. Multimedia messages and messages sent over cellular networks are not supported.

3 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
Messaging 2
Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps like iMessage and WhatsApp.
checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
Basic 3
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.
checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailable

2 Messaging is free on most flights beginning in late December 2021. The Messaging plan may not be available on select aircraft. Only text messages can be sent and received, using IP-based instant messaging apps. Multimedia messages and messages sent over cellular networks are not supported.

3 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
    Messaging 2
    Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps like iMessage and WhatsApp.
    checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
    Basic 3
    Browse the web, keep up with emails and send multimedia messages (MMS) while you fly.
    checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available

    2 Messaging is free on most flights beginning in late December 2021. The Messaging plan may not be available on select aircraft. Only text messages can be sent and received, using IP-based instant messaging apps. Multimedia messages and messages sent over cellular networks are not supported.

    3 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
    Messaging 2
    Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps like iMessage and WhatsApp.
    checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
    Basic 3
    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.
    checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailable

    2 Messaging is free on most flights beginning in late December 2021. The Messaging plan may not be available on select aircraft. Only text messages can be sent and received, using IP-based instant messaging apps. Multimedia messages and messages sent over cellular networks are not supported.

    3 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
    Messaging 2
    Send and receive text messages using your favorite messaging apps like iMessage and WhatsApp.
    checkmarkavailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available
    Basic 3
    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.
    checkmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailablecheckmarkavailable

    2 Messaging is free on most flights beginning in late December 2021. The Messaging plan may not be available on select aircraft. Only text messages can be sent and received, using IP-based instant messaging apps. Multimedia messages and messages sent over cellular networks are not supported.

    3 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.