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Excess baggage embargo

Excess Baggage to/from the following destinations will be accepted as noted below.

During an excess baggage embargo, when no excess baggage is accepted: one box, instead of one free bag; maximum 50 pounds (23 kg) and 62 linear inches (158 cm) (total length + width + height) will be accepted free of charge. Exception: one box is accepted on ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. doing business as United Express® with destinations to the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, instead of one bag; maximum 50 pounds and 42 linear inches (107 cm).

For United Economy® travel, baggage exceeding the allowable weight (50 pounds/23 kg) will be accepted as noted.

Baggage exceeding the allowable size (62 linear inches/158 cm) (total length + width + height) will be accepted as noted below.

Note: The following items of sporting equipment will not be accepted during an excess baggage embargo when no excess baggage is allowed: bicycles, hang gliders, pole vaults, surfboards, wakeboards and windsurfing boards.

Permanent baggage embargo

The following cities do not permit checked baggage in excess of 70 lb. (32 kg):

  • Belfast, United Kingdom (BFS)
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom (BHX)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB)
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom (EDI)
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom (GLA)
  • Lima, Peru (LIM)
  • London, United Kingdom (LHR)
  • Manchester, United Kingdom (MAN)

Note: Information is subject to change without notice.

Winter excess baggage embargo: November 15, 2015, through January 15, 2016

Customers traveling to, from or through the following cities are limited to one excess piece of checked baggage weighing up to 99.9 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted. To determine checked baggage service charges for your itinerary, use our Baggage Calculator.

  • Acapulco, Mexico (ACA)
  • Aguascalientes, Mexico (AGU)
  • Antigua-St. John's, Antigua (ANU)
  • Belize City, Belize (BZE)
  • Bogota, Colombia (BOG)
  • Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (BON)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE)
  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
  • Caracas, Venezuela (CCS)
  • Chihuahua, Mexico (CUU)
  • Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico (CME)
  • Cozumel, Mexico (CZM)
  • Curacao, Netherlands Antilles (CUR)
  • Durango, Mexico (DGO)
  • Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands (GCM)
  • Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
  • Hamilton, Bermuda, (BDA)
  • Ixtapa, Mexico (ZIH)
  • Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico (BJX)
  • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
  • Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)
  • Loreto, Mexico (LTO)
  • Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)
  • Manzanillo, Mexico (ZLO)
  • Mazatlan, Mexico (MZT)
  • Merida, Mexico (MID)
  • Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
  • Morelia, Mexico (MLM)
  • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
  • Oaxaca, Mexico (OAX)
  • Oranjestad, Aruba (AUA)
  • Panama City, Panama (PTY)
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP)
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad (POS)
  • Puebla, Mexico (PBC)
  • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR)
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
  • Queretaro, Mexico (QRO)
  • Roatan, Honduras (RTB)
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG)
  • Saltillo, Mexico (SLW)
  • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
  • San Luis Potosi, Mexico (SLP)
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
  • Santa Cruz Huatulco, Mexico (HUX)
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU)
  • St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (SXM)
  • Tampico, Mexico (TAM)
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU)
  • Toluca, Mexico (TLC)
  • Torreon, Mexico (TRC)
  • Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico (TGZ)
  • Veracruz, Mexico (VER)
  • Villahermosa, Mexico (VSA)

Customers traveling to, from or through the following cities are not permitted any excess checked baggage:

  • Lima, Peru (LIM)
  • Monterrey, Mexico (MTY)
  • Quito, Ecuador (UIO)
  • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)

Note: Information is subject to change without notice.