United Fares

Basic Economy terms and conditions:

Flight changes are not allowed: Basic Economy fares are non-changeable and nonrefundable, except as stated by the United 24-hour flexible booking policy.

Seat selection and group and family seating: Seats are automatically assigned prior to boarding and can’t be changed. Customers traveling together, including families, will not be able to sit together.

Carry-on bags: You’re allowed one small personal item that fits under the seat in front of you, such as a shoulder bag, purse, laptop bag or other small item that is 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm) or less. Mobility aids and other assistive devices are also permitted. View our baggage policies. You’re not allowed a full-sized carry-on bag unless you’re a MileagePlus Premier member or companion traveling on the same reservation, primary cardmember of a qualifying MileagePlus credit card or Star Alliance Gold member. Everyone else who brings a full-sized carry-on bag to the gate will be required to check their bag and pay the applicable checked bag fee plus a $25 gate handling charge.

Changing a flight: Ticket changes are not allowed. This includes advance changes and same-day changes, even for Premier members. Basic Economy fares are nonrefundable.

Premier qualifying credits: MileagePlus members will still earn award miles based on the fare and their MileagePlus status. MileagePlus members will not earn Premier qualifying dollars, Premier qualifying miles, Premier qualifying segments or lifetime miles, or earn toward the four-segment minimum.

Economy Plus and upgrades: Travelers with Basic Economy fares are not eligible to purchase Economy Plus seating or premium cabin upgrades, or use their Economy Plus subscription benefits.

MileagePlus and Premier member seating benefits: MileagePlus members, including Premier members, will not be eligible to use paid upgrades, mileage upgrades, Complimentary Premier Upgrades, Regional Premier Upgrades, Global Premier Upgrades or any other upgrade types. Complimentary Economy Plus seating will not be available for MileagePlus Premier members.

Boarding groups: Travelers with Basic Economy fares will be assigned to the last boarding group, with the exception of MileagePlus Premier members and their companions on the same reservation, primary cardmembers of a qualifying MileagePlus credit card and Star Alliance Gold members.

If you are planning to check bags: Please review our baggage policies to determine if any service charges apply.

Taxes and fees

Fares are subject to availability and may change without notice. Fares may not be available on all days or on all flights. Fares listed are per person and include government taxes and fees. Some restrictions may apply. Fares do not include applicable charges for baggage or optional services.

A fee will be charged for tickets issued by United. Service charges for ticketing with a United representative in the 50 United States and Canada are $25 by phone, $30 at a City Ticket Office and $50 in person at the airport. Ticketing charges may vary outside of the U. S. and Canada and based on MileagePlus status level. Ticketing service charges are nonrefundable. To avoid ticketing service charges, book and purchase your tickets on united.com.