We know that it's important to stay connected while you fly, so we’re happy to offer you United Wi-Fi℠ on all mainline aircraft* and most two-cabin regional aircraft.
Look for the Wi-Fi logo on the side of the plane as you board or listen for the announcement by your flight crew.
United Wi-Fi pricing will vary. On select flights, you can use MileagePlus miles to purchase Wi-Fi Internet. This feature is offered on our new portal, currently available on select aircraft and expanding to more aircraft throughout 2016. If you purchase an Internet plan on board, you can surf the Internet and send emails. Please note that we do not allow the use of our inflight Internet service for voice communication or videoconferencing through a cell phone, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or any similar device or service. Voice and video calls are expressly prohibited.
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United Wi-Fi installation and satellite coverage
Check below for information about our current Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft and satellite coverage, as well as our plans for the future.
Wi-Fi installation progress
We have completed Wi-Fi installation on all mainline aircraft. See our progress on two-cabin regional aircraft below.
See more detailed information on Wi-Fi installation for our CRJ-700 and EMB-175 regional aircraft
*Excludes Guam-based aircraft
**Excludes aircraft retirements
(Last updated July 3, 2016)
Wi-Fi satellite coverage map
United Wi-Fi service is provided by satellites located around the world. The map below reflects satellite coverage in the U.S. and internationally.
Please note: Satellite coverage may experience outages for reasons such as government regulations, weather and switching between satellite regions. 737 aircraft and aircraft equipped with DIRECTV® will only have satellite coverage within the continental U.S.
How to connect to United Wi-Fi and purchase Internet access
The basic steps below apply to most wireless devices. Please follow these steps, also making sure to follow flight crew instructions for usage and stowing of portable electronic devices.
- Before the flight leaves the gate, make sure that your wireless device is in airplane mode.
- To connect to United Wi-Fi on your device, view available wireless networks and select "United_Wi-Fi.”
- Launch your Internet browser. If you are not automatically redirected to the United Wi-Fi Portal, type “www.unitedwifi.com ” in the browser’s address bar.
- Purchase an Internet access plan, and enjoy.
If you don't want to purchase an Internet access plan, you may choose to browse united.com for free. On united.com, you can check your flight status, obtain connecting flight information, purchase tickets and more.
Note: If you're traveling on a p.s.® flight with Internet service provided by Gogo®, you can purchase a day pass in advance from gogoair.com and save up to 60%. See the section below for more information.
Wi-Fi on p.s.® flights and two-cabin regional aircraft
United currently offers Internet service from several providers including Gogo® on p.s. Premium Service aircraft, serving select transcontinental routes.
Starting 48 hours before the scheduled departure of your p.s. flight, you can check if the Wi-Fi Internet service is provided by Gogo by visiting the Amenities section in the United app (search for your flight, go to the Details page and scroll down to select Amenities) or the Inflight Amenities tab of your flight status on united.com. If Gogo is the Wi-Fi provider, you can purchase a day pass for your p.s. flight in advance at gogoair.com and save up to 60%.
We are also in the process of installing Gogo Internet service on our two-cabin regional aircraft (CRJ-700, EMB-170 and EMB-175). Internet access can be purchased in flight.
To use Gogo Internet service, you can register in advance or simply launch your Web browser while you're in flight. After registering, you will be able to browse the Web, catch up on email and access corporate VPNs on your Wi-Fi-enabled laptop or mobile device.Gogo customer support and FAQs