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Senior travelers

Travel tips

Being a senior citizen should not stop you from taking advantage of all of United's convenient flights to great locations. However, we also recognize that senior citizens often do have special needs and concerns when they fly. Therefore, we want to offer some tips that might make your travel easier.

If you feel you need to, please allow yourself extra time to get to the airport and to get from the entrance of the airport to your particular departure gate. United recommends that passengers arrive at the airport an hour prior to all flights within the U.S. and two hours prior to all international flights. Please see airport processing times for further information.

If you or someone you are traveling with needs airport assistance because of a disability, United is more than happy to provide you with the assistance you need. Aside from airport assistance, we are also happy to help you store and retrieve any assistive devices that you need when you travel.

For travelers seeking a personalized airport experience, United offers Signature Service, provided by Global Airport Concierge. With Signature Service, your concierge manages all of your airport travel details, escorting you from your arrival at the airport through security and to a United ClubSM location. If needed, your Signature Service concierge can communicate with your loved ones, providing peace of mind while you travel. United Signature Service is currently available for customers traveling to, from or through Amsterdam, Chicago O'Hare, Frankfurt, Houston, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Munich, New York/Newark, Paris Charles de Gaulle or San Francisco.

We look forward to making your flight a more comfortable one in the near future.


United offers senior fares to selected travel destinations for passengers who are 65 and older. Ask for more details on these great fares when you make your reservation or select the seniors (age 65 and older) category when you make your booking on