Nothing gets your trip started on the right foot like extra legroom. Purchase Economy Plus® for your next flight or for all available flights for an entire year. Stretch out with more room to work and relax, sit near the front of the cabin so you can exit the plane easier at your destination and more. You'll also earn Premier® qualifying points for your purchase.1
MileagePlus Premier Platinum members and higher enjoy advance complimentary access for themselves and up to eight companions, and Premier Gold members enjoy advance complimentary access for themselves and one companion. Premier Silver members continue to enjoy complimentary space-available access to Economy Plus for themselves and one companion upon check-in.
Please note that Economy Plus seating is not available to customers who are traveling on a Basic Economy ticket.
All customers who are not traveling on a Basic Economy ticket may purchase Economy Plus seating subject to availability. Advance complimentary access to Economy Plus is available to Premier® Platinum members and higher (for themselves and up to eight companions), and Premier Gold members (for themselves and one companion). Premier Silver members and one companion enjoy complimentary access to Economy Plus seating, when available, upon check-in.
You can purchase Economy Plus seating online at united.com, through the mobile app and through the United Customer Contact Center at anytime, provided you are not traveling on a Basic Economy ticket. Economy Plus seating may also be purchased during check-in online, through the app or at the airport.
Economy Plus seating is available on all United and most United Express® flights.
No, customers with Basic Economy tickets are not eligible to purchase Economy Plus seating. MileagePlus Premier members will also not be eligible for complimentary Economy Plus seating.
No, all travelers with Basic Economy tickets, including MileagePlus Premier members, will be unable to purchase or receive Economy Plus seating. This includes complimentary and for-purchase Economy Plus seating.
No. Economy Plus purchases are nonrefundable unless the ticket is refunded or canceled prior to travel.
Yes. If the price of the new seat is equal to or less than the original purchase price then there will be no refund or additional charges. If the price of the new seat is greater than the price of the originally purchased seat, then the original price will be refunded and the new seat must be purchased in full.
Yes. In the event of a ticket refund or cancellation, Economy Plus purchases will be automatically refunded.
In the event of a voluntary change to a trip, Economy Plus purchases will be automatically refunded. If the ticket is partially used at the time of the change, only the value of the unused Economy Plus seating will be refunded.
In the event of an upgrade, with some exclusions, purchased Economy Plus seating for the upgraded segment(s) will be automatically refunded. Exclusions include Complimentary Premier Upgrades and cases where a customer is reaccommodated into a seat of similar or greater value due to an aircraft change or other operational issue.
In the event of any involuntary changes, such as rebooking due to a cancellation or schedule change, United will, if available, transfer the Economy Plus seating to your new flight(s) free of charge. If we are unable to accommodate you in Economy Plus, the Economy Plus purchase will be automatically refunded after flight departure. If you are re-accommodated on another airline per United’s policies, your purchase of Economy Plus seating for that portion of the itinerary will be automatically refunded.
Yes. If we are unable to accommodate you in Economy Plus, the Economy Plus purchase price will be automatically refunded after flight departure.
For Economy Plus refunds that aren’t issued automatically, you must submit your request within 90 days of the later of the following two dates: i) the date when the fee was originally paid; or ii) the flight date.
If we were unable to accommodate you in Economy Plus or a seat of similar or greater value, and you received a new boarding pass, then the refund for the Economy Plus purchase price will be issued automatically. If you were not issued a new boarding pass, please submit a request through our Refunds page by the deadline specified above.
Please allow up to seven business days from the date when the refund is issued for the activity to post to your credit card. If the refund does not post within one billing cycle, please contact your credit card company for information. For all other forms of payment, please allow up to 20 days for a refund to be processed. If you do not see a credit post within these time frames, please submit a refund request at united.com/refunds. All refunds are credited to the original form of payment used.
Yes, the traveler sitting in the purchased Economy Plus seat is eligible to earn PQP upon completion of travel, provided the ticket is not Basic Economy. PQP is credited to the account of the member who travels, not necessarily the member who purchases the Economy Plus seat. For more information, see the Premier qualifying points Frequently Asked Questions page.
Economy Plus subscription purchases can be made online at united.com and through the United Customer Contact Center at anytime.
No, customers who are traveling on a Basic Economy ticket are not eligible to receive Economy Plus subscription benefits.
Economy Plus purchases cannot be applied toward the purchase of an Economy Plus subscription.
Enter your MileagePlus number on your reservation, and your subscription benefits will allow you to select any available Economy Plus seat on the seat map, provided you are not purchasing a Basic Economy fare. Please note that you will not be eligible to receive your Economy Plus subscription benefits if you are traveling on a Basic Economy ticket.
The Economy Plus subscription is valid for all segments in the subscribed region on all United- and United Express-operated flights where Economy Plus seating is available. However, you will not receive your subscription benefits if your itinerary consists of Basic Economy fares.
When purchasing a subscription, you will select the number of passengers who will receive the subscription benefits, provided they are traveling on the same reservation and are not traveling on a Basic Economy ticket. Additional travelers beyond the number specified in your subscription will be subject to standard individual Economy Plus seat charges.
Economy Plus subscription region applies to each individual segment, regardless of connections. Standard Economy Plus seat charges will apply if additional segments are outside your subscribed region.
You can go to the My Account page on united.com to manage your subscription. It's easy to make updates at your convenience. You can modify, upgrade, renew or set up your subscription to auto-renew.
You can upgrade your subscription at any time on the My Account page. Upgrading your subscription will extend its duration for another year with the new level of benefits that you select. Any residual value of your existing subscription will be applied to the subscription upgrade automatically.
Yes, schedule your subscription renewal in advance so that your subscriptions renew automatically with an existing payment method. You'll continue to enjoy uninterrupted access to your subscription.
From the My Account page, you can modify the form of payment used for auto-renew or toggle your auto-renew setting on or off.
Renew your subscriptions from the My Account page. You will have the option to select from the benefit options and to determine the price of your subscription.
Yes, we will send you a reminder email prior to your subscription's expiration date with more details and information on current pricing. Renewal prices are subject to change.
Yes, visit united.com to purchase subscriptions for your favorite travelers and help to make all their journeys more comfortable and convenient.
If you received a subscription as a gift, visit the Gift Activation page to apply the subscription to your MileagePlus account.
You will have the option to deposit the value to your United TravelBank balance as an electronic fund that can be applied toward any United or United Express flights or other subscriptions on united.com.
Yes, MileagePlus members who hold an Economy Plus subscription can earn PQP for the price of the subscription purchase. In the event the subscription is gifted to a recipient other than the purchaser, the recipient is given PQP credit for the price of the subscription purchase when the subscription is activated. For more information, see the PQP Frequently Asked Questions.