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PayPal™ is a safe, easy way to pay online. Speed through checkout whenever you shop online. Plus, pay with your credit card without exposing your credit card number.

The benefits of paying for your United flights with PayPal include:

Convenience:

  • Speed through checkout whenever you shop online.
  • Pay with your credit card, debit card, or bank account.
  • No need to retype your financial information.

Safety:

  • Never expose your credit card number.
  • 100% protection against any unauthorized payments sent from your account.
  • Every purchase confirmed with an email receipt.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I use PayPal on united.com?

PayPal can be used as your payment method when you purchase tickets or gift certificates, enroll in United ClubSM, pay for fee collections such as award travel, mileage purchase, award upgrade fees, unaccompanied minor fees or in-cabin Pet fees. Simply select PayPal as your payment method at checkout.

How do I use PayPal to purchase travel on United?

When you select PayPal as your payment method, you will be temporarily redirected to PayPal's website. From there, you can log in to your account and confirm your United purchase.

If I select PayPal as my payment method, how will I be charged?

You can choose to pay with your bank account, credit card or stored PayPal account balance.

Can PayPal be used with other forms of payment?

PayPal can not be used in conjunction with United TravelBank credits, travel certificates, or gift certificates.

I don't have a PayPal account. Can I create one?

Yes. Simply select PayPal as your payment option and you will see a "Sign up for a PayPal account" link on the PayPal login page. Link your credit card to your PayPal account and you can make a purchase and check out immediately on united.com.