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Benefits for members of the U.S. military

United would like to extend our sincere thank you to members of our U.S. military for everything they do for us, and we would like to do everything we can to make your travel with us as easy and comfortable as possible.

We are pleased to offer a variety of benefits to active duty military members, including those who have been discharged from the military within 7 days of the date of travel. These benefits are available to members of the U.S. Army®, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines, U.S. Coast Guard and National Guard, and cadets of the Air Force Academy, West Point, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and Coast Guard Academy.

Baggage acceptance allowance

Active duty military personnel traveling on official orders or for pleasure are invited to check extra baggage free of charge. In some cases, military dependents will also be included. Please visit our Checked baggage and Changed bag rules and optional services pages for more information.

Veterans Advantage discounts

United has teamed up with Veterans Advantage to offer up to a 5 percent discount on our fares. See the Veterans Advantage discount page for more information.

Military and State Department pet exceptions

United allows active duty U.S. military members, State Department Foreign Service Personnel, personnel holding Foreign Service passports or documentation identifying their assignment to an embassy, consulate or mission, and their spouses, to transport their pet dogs or cats as checked baggage to and from international destinations on United-operated flights. Visit the Military and State Department pet exceptions page to learn more about our PetSafe® program.

United Club℠ invitation

We are pleased to invite active duty military members to visit our United Club locations on the same day they are traveling on a United- or United Express®-operated flight. Please present your military ID and your boarding pass for entry. Access is available to active duty military members only (guests are not included), and is subject to each location’s capacity and seating availability. For more information about our United Club locations, please see the Club and Lounge Access page.