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United First

Experience the comfort and service of United First®

At the airport

Ease through the airport with Premier Access® benefits

When you choose United First, the leisure of premium cabin travel will begin before you even board the aircraft. Enjoy a smooth start to your journey with Premier Access premium travel services at the airport, including designated Premier Access check-in counters and security lanes and priority boarding.

Check your bags with no service charges

You can check up to two standard-sized bags free of charge when traveling in United First. Premier Access also includes priority baggage handling, so your checked bags receive special attention and are among the first to arrive at baggage claim at your destination.

In the air

Stretch out in a premium seat

Our new, extra-spacious United First seat was designed for comfort and convenience, whether you want to relax or work during your flight. It features beautifully contoured two-tone leather, a six-way adjustable headrest and a padded articulating seat cushion that cradles you as you recline. All around the seat you’ll find thoughtful storage spaces for your personal items, including an in-arm tablet/laptop slot, a personal water bottle console and double seatback pockets.

The seat features a new tray table design with a flip-up mobile device holder that fits more than 200 phone and tablet models, and a universal AC power plug to charge your devices on the fly. A granite-topped extendable cocktail table in the center console adds an extra bit of elegance, keeping your tray table free for eating, working or staying entertained.

Entertainment and connectivity

United Private Screening℠

United Private Screening entertainment includes our mainscreen, seatback on-demand and personal device entertainment services, with availability depending on the aircraft. You’ll have complimentary access to an extensive library of movies, TV shows – with full seasons of popular programs – and exclusive programming from exciting entertainment partners. Stay captivated with films, documentaries and shorts selected by the Tribeca Film Festival, or find your groove with Vevo’s curated music video playlists and music-related programming.

This service is sponsored by the MileagePlus Explorer Card.


DIRECTV is complimentary for customers seated in United First. Stay entertained throughout your flight with more than 100 channels of live television and a selection of new movie releases.

Audio entertainment

Enjoy audio entertainment on aircraft equipped with inflight entertainment, with options including pop stations, relaxation mixes, our "from the flight deck" feature and more. Complimentary headsets are available for use during your flight.


We know how important it is to stay connected when you travel. If you want to check email, catch up on social media or surf the web, United Wi-Fi℠ is available for purchase on select aircraft.


Hemispheres inflight magazine

Our Hemispheres inflight magazine covers a variety of topics including sports, food and drink, culture and style, and also includes monthly features on travel and the voices behind United.

Dine and drink


We prioritize your inflight dining experience when you travel in United First. Through The Trotter Project, we are proud to partner with a team of renowned chefs to offer refreshed, restaurant-quality dining on board our aircraft. Depending on flight duration, you may receive premium snacks, fresh fruit, refreshments or a full meal service with two entree choices.


A wide selection of complimentary inflight beverages is available throughout your flight, including water, soft drinks, juice, tea, freshly brewed coffee and a variety of beer, wine and spirits. We are also excited to offer the On The Rocks Cocktails The Old Fashioned cocktail and a rotating craft beer selection.

On board: illy coffee

Enjoy a cup of illy on flights worldwide.