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Accepted Forms of payment

Accepted forms of payment

Purchases through united.com and the United app

The following forms of payment are accepted for purchases made on united.com and/or the United app (not all forms of payment are accepted in all countries):

  • Alipay (only for purchases made on united.com with a China billing address)
  • American Express®
  • Apple Pay (only for purchases made in the United app with a U.S. billing address)
  • Diners Club International®
  • Discover®
  • JCB
  • MasterCard®
  • PayPal™
  • PayPal Credit (U.S. billing addresses only)
  • TeleCheck® (only for purchases made on united.com with a U.S. billing address; purchases must be made at least 14 days prior to travel)
  • UATP®
  • UnionPay (only for purchases on made on united.com in select countries)
  • Visa®
  • Visa Checkout
  • Cash payment at an airport ticket office, United ticket office or Western Union location

Payment transactions at airports

As part of our efforts toward creating a faster and more efficient airport experience for our customers, the United check-in counters and kiosks at some of the airports we serve no longer accept cash as a form of payment.

View airports where United does not accept cash as a form of payment

U.S. airports

  • Atlanta, GA (ATL)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Boise, ID (BOI)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Chicago, IL (ORD - O'Hare)
  • Cleveland, OH (CLE)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Des Moines, IA (DSM)
  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • El Paso, TX (ELP)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Honolulu, HI (HNL)
  • Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental)
  • Indianapolis, IN (IND)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
  • Lafayette, LA (LFT)
  • Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • McAllen, TX (MFE)
  • Memphis, TN (MEM)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
  • New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
  • New York JFK (JFK)
  • New York LaGuardia (LGA - LaGuardia)
  • Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
  • Omaha, NE (OMA)
  • Ontario, CA (ONT)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
  • Portland, OR (PDX)
  • Reno, NV (RNO)
  • Sacramento, CA (SMF)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
  • San Antonio, TX (SAT)
  • San Diego, CA (SAN)
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • San Juan, PR (SJU)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • St. Thomas, VI (STT)
  • Tulsa, OK (TUL)
  • Washington, DC (IAD - Dulles)
  • Wichita, KS (ICT)

International airports

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
  • Antigua and Barbuda (ANU)
  • Aruba (AUA)
  • Athens, Greece (ATH)
  • Auckland, New Zealand (AKL)
  • Bermuda, BM (BDA)
  • Birmingham, England (BHX)
  • Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (BON)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Calgary, AB Canada (YYC)
  • Caracas, Venezuela (CCS)
  • Chengdu, China (CTU)
  • Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)
  • Edmonton, AB Canada (YEG)
  • Fukuoka, Japan (FUK)
  • Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
  • Glasgow, Scotland (GLA)
  • Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands (GCM)
  • Guam (GUM)
  • Halifax, NS Canada (YHZ)
  • Hangzhou, China (HGH)
  • Hong Kong, SAR, China (HKG)
  • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
  • London, ON Canada (YXU)
  • London, England (LHR - Heathrow)
  • Manchester, England (MAN)
  • Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
  • Milan, Italy (MXP)
  • Montreal, QC Canada (YUL - Trudeau)
  • Nagoya, Japan (NGO)
  • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
  • Osaka, Japan (KIX)
  • Ottawa, ON Canada (YOW)
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS)
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (PLS)
  • Quebec City, QC Canada (YQB)
  • Roatan, Honduras (RTB)
  • Rome, Italy (FCO)
  • Sapporo, Japan (CTS)
  • Sendai, Japan (SDJ)
  • Seoul, South Korea (ICN - Incheon)
  • Shannon, Ireland (SNN)
  • Singapore, Singapore (SIN)
  • St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (SXM)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (ARN - Arlanda)
  • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (TPE)
  • Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)
  • Tokyo, Japan (HND - Haneda)
  • Toronto, ON Canada (YYZ)
  • Vancouver, BC Canada (YVR)
  • Victoria, BC Canada (YYJ)
  • Winnipeg, MB Canada (YWG)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

Payment transactions in Mexico

Due to government regulations, United cannot accept cash payments in currency other than Mexican pesos at United ticket offices in Mexico and the check-in counters and kiosks at airports in Mexico. The only acceptable forms of payment are Mexican pesos, credit cards and debit cards.

Purchases at United Club locations

United Club locations accept credit cards only.

Inflight purchases

United accepts Visa®, and all other major credit cards, including MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, Diners Club® and JCB, for inflight purchases on all United and United Express® flights. Debit cards bearing Visa or MasterCard logos are accepted on board as well.

To view and print your receipts from inflight purchases made through smartphones used by flight attendants on mainline United-operated flights, please use our receipt search form.