United Airlines Sizes: Luggage Allowances, Seats…

United Airlines also known as United, is based at Chicago, Illinois’s Willis Tower. United’s extensive domestic and international flights serve all six inhabited continents and numerous U.S. cities. After combining with Continental Airlines in 2010, it is now the third-largest airline in the world when the fleet size and route volume are considered.

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Is your carry-on bag too large? Can you be allowed to bring your golf umbrella on board or your laptop bag? Preparing for a trip can be challenging and cause many questions. We’re providing you with all the information on what you can and cannot bring on board with you because of this.

They permit most passengers to check one full-size carry-on bag and one free personal item. There are significant exceptions, too, such as for passengers using tickets for Basic Economy. For specifics, be sure to ask the flying airline.

To help us make the boarding process as smooth as possible, make sure the items you bring on board are within the airline’s size limits. That way, they’ll easily fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.

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United Airlines Sizes Table of Contents

United Airlines Carry-on luggage size chart

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Maximum carry-on sizeMaximum carry-on weightMaximum checked bag sizeMaximum checked bag weightPersonal item
9 x 14 x 22 in/ 22 x 35 x 56 cm  N/A62 in / 158 cm (length + height + width total)Economy: 50 lbs/ 23 kg
Business/First: 70 lbs / 32 kg

9 x 10 x 17 in /22 x 25 x 43 cm  

Size and weight limits for checked bags

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The maximum exterior dimension for typically checked luggage is 62 inches (length + breadth + height). They include the handles and wheels in this. Your cabin and Premier status at check-in will determine the maximum weight that a checked bag can be. You’ll use the higher limit if the maximum size or weight varies according to your cabin and Mileage Plus level.

Weight limits by class of service

Class of service
United airline First
United airline Polaris business class
Maximum weight per bag
United Airlines Economy
Premium united airline Economy
50 pounds (23 kilograms)
United airline Business70 pounds (32 kilograms)

Weight limits by MileagePlus status

 MileagePlus statusMaximum weight per bag
 Premier Silver
Premier Gold
Premier Platinum
Premier 1K
70 pounds (32 kilograms)
 Star Alliance Gold70 pounds (32 kilograms) in Business
50 pounds (23 kilograms) in Economy

Short-haul Economy class seat size chart

airlineAircraft with seatmapseat pitchseat widthseat type
UnitedAirbus A319 (319) Layout 13017.7Standard
UnitedAirbus A319 (319) Layout 13417.7Standard
UnitedAirbus A319 (319) Layout 23017.7Standard
UnitedAirbus A319 (319) Layout 23417.7Standard
UnitedAirbus A320 (320)3017.7Standard
UnitedAirbus A320 (320)3517.7Standard
UnitedBoeing 737 MAX 9 (7M9)3118.0Standard
UnitedBoeing 737 MAX 9 (7M9)3518.0Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737)
Domestic Layout 1
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737)
Domestic Layout 1
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737)
Domestic Layout 2
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737)
Domestic Layout 2
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737)
Domestic Layout 2
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737) Micronesia3117.2Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737) Micronesia3517.2Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 13117.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 13717.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 23017.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 23417.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 33017.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 33417.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 33016.3-17.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 43417.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-900 (739) Layout 13117.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-900 (739) Layout 13517.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-900 (739) Layout 230-3117.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-900 (739) Layout 23417.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-900 (739) Layout 330-3116-17Standard
UnitedBoeing 737-900 (739) Layout 33417Standard
UnitedBoeing 757-300 (753)30-3116.3-17.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 757-300 (753)34-3817.3Standard
UnitedBombardier CRJ-200 (CR2)3117.0Standard
UnitedBombardier CRJ-200 (CR2)3417.0Standard
UnitedBombardier CRJ-550 (CRJ)3017Standard
UnitedBombardier CRJ-550 (CRJ)34-3617Standard
UnitedBombardier CRJ-550 (CRJ)4220Recliner
UnitedBombardier CRJ-700 (CR7)3017.1Standard
UnitedBombardier CRJ-700 (CR7)3417.1Standard
UnitedBombardier Q200 (DH2)3117.3Standard
UnitedBombardier Q300 (DH3)3119.0Standard
UnitedBombardier Q400 (DH4) Layout 13017Standard
UnitedBombardier Q400 (DH4) Layout 13417Standard
UnitedBombardier Q400 (DH4) Layout 23217.0Standard
UnitedBombardier Q400 (DH4) Layout 23517.0Standard
UnitedEmbraer EMB 170 (E70)3118.2Standard
UnitedEmbraer EMB 170 (E70)3418.2Standard
UnitedEmbraer EMB 175 (E75)3118Standard
UnitedEmbraer EMB 175 (E75)3418Standard
UnitedEmbraer EMB-120 (EM2) Layout 13117Standard
UnitedEmbraer EMB-120 (EM2) Layout 23117Standard
UnitedEmbraer ERJ-135 (ER3)3117.3Standard
UnitedEmbraer ERJ-135 (ER3)3417.3Standard
UnitedEmbraer ERJ-145 (ERJ)3117.3Standard
UnitedEmbraer ERJ-145 (ERJ)3417.3Standard
UnitedEmbraer ERJ-175 (E75) [SkyWest]3118.0Standard
UnitedEmbraer ERJ-175 (E75) [SkyWest]3418.0Standard
UnitedSaab 340B (SF3)3017.0Standard

Short-haul Business/ first-class seat size chart

AirlineAircraft with seatmapSeat pitchSeat widthSeat type
UnitedAirbus A319 (319) Layout 13720.5Recliner
UnitedAirbus A319 (319) Layout 23719Standard
UnitedAirbus A320 (320)3920.5Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737 MAX 9 (7M9)3820.5Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737) Domestic Layout 13821.0Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737) Domestic Layout 23820.4Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-700 (737) Micronesia3821.0Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 13821.0Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 23721Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 33721Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-800 (738) Layout 43720.7Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-900 (739) Layout 13821Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-900 (739) Layout 23721.0Recliner
UnitedBoeing 737-900 (739) Layout 33720Recliner
UnitedBoeing 757-300 (753)3820.4Recliner
UnitedBombardier CRJ-700 (CR7)3720Recliner
UnitedBombardier Q400 (DH4) Layout 13617Recliner
UnitedEmbraer EMB 170 (E70)3624.0Recliner
UnitedEmbraer EMB 175 (E75)3720Recliner
UnitedEmbraer ERJ-175 (E75) [SkyWest]3720Standard

Long-haul Economy seat Comparison Chart

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AirlineAircraft with seatmapSeat [pitchSeat widthSeat type
UnitedBoeing 757-200 (752) Layout 13117.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 757-200 (752) Layout 13717.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 757-200 (752) Layout 23117.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 757-200 (752) Layout 23617.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 757-200 (752) Layout 330-3116.55-17.8Standard
UnitedBoeing 767-300ER (76A) Layout 13118.2Standard
UnitedBoeing 767-300ER (76C) Layout 33117.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 767-300ER (76C) Layout 33517.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 767-300ER (76L) Layout 231-3418.5Standard
UnitedBoeing 767-400ER (764)3117.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 767-400ER (764)3517.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 13118Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 13418Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 23116-17Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 23517Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 33117.1Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 33517.1Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 43117.1Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 53117.05Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 53417.05Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-300ER (77W)3117.05Standard
UnitedBoeing 777-300ER (77W)3417.05Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-10 (781)3116.3-17.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-10 (781)3517.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-8 (788) Layout 13217.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-8 (788) Layout 13517.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-8 (788) Layout 23117.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-8 (788) Layout 23417.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-9 (789) Layout 13217.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-9 (789) Layout 13517.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-9 (789) Layout 23117.3Standard
UnitedBoeing 787-9 (789) Layout 23417.3Standard

Premium Economy seat Comparison Chart

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AirlineAircraft with seatmapSeat pitchSeat widthVideo typelaptopPower typewifiSeat type
UnitedBoeing 757-200 (752) Layout 336-4017.8On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesStandard
UnitedBoeing 767-300ER (76A) Layout 134-4318.2On-Demand TVSome SeatsAC PowerYesRecliner
UnitedBoeing 767-300ER (76L) Layout 23819On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesRecliner
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 43517.1Portable DeviceAll SeatsAC PowerYesStandard
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 53818.5On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesRecliner
UnitedBoeing 777-300ER (77W)3818.5On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesRecliner
UnitedBoeing 787-10 (781)3819On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesRecliner
UnitedBoeing 787-8 (788) Layout 23819On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesRecliner
UnitedBoeing 787-9 (789) Layout 23819On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesRecliner

Business Class seat Comparison Chart

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AirlineAircraft with seat mapSeat PitchSeat widthvideo typelaptop powerpower typewifiSeat type
UnitedBoeing 757-200 (752) Layout 17621On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 757-200 (752) Layout 27621On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 757-200 (752) Layout 37520.6On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 767-300ER (76A) Layout 17524.0On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 767-300ER (76C) Layout 37521On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 767-300ER (76L) Layout 27720.6On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesOpen Suite
UnitedBoeing 767-400ER (764)7521On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 17620On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 27822On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 37619.0On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 57822On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 777-300ER (77W)7822On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesOpen Suite
UnitedBoeing 787-10 (781)7820.6On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesOpen Suite
UnitedBoeing 787-8 (788) Layout 17822On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed
UnitedBoeing 787-8 (788) Layout 27820.5On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesOpen Suite
UnitedBoeing 787-9 (789) Layout 17822On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed

First Class Uniteds Comparison Chart

AirlineAircraft with seat mapSeat pitchSeat widthVideo typeLaptop powerPower typewifiSeat type
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 17822On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesOpen Suite
UnitedBoeing 777-200 (772) Layout 47619On-Demand TVAll SeatsAC PowerYesFlat Bed

United Airlines seat chart

Good seatsBetter seatsBest seatsClassic seat
United seating optionsBasic Economy EconomyEconomy Plus Premium EconomyUnited First United Polaris
LegroomStandard legroom and spaceExtra legroom and spaceEven more legroom and space, fully reclining seats United Polaris
Location on planeBack of the plane (Basic Economy/Economy), middle of the plane (preferred seating)Front of Economy cabinFront of plane
Seat map colorWhite (Basic Economy/Economy), white with a black triangle (Preferred seating)Blue or purpleDark blue
Earn Premier qualifying pointsPreferred seating onlyYesYes
In-seat powerNot alwaysYesYes
Complimentary alcoholic beveragesxUnited Premium Plus (international only)Yes
Meal servicesxxRefreshments, premium snacks, or full meal service
Premier servicesxxPremier Access check-in and security lanes and priority boarding
Fully reclining seatsxxUnited Polaris seats convert to a flat 6-foot, 6 inch bed with direct aisle access

How to choose the right United Airlines size

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We consider United Economy seats with regular legroom that are closer to the front of the aircraft in the first few rows behind Economy Plus preferred seating.

Besides getting a nicer seat in Economy when you purchase preferred seating, you’ll also benefit from earlier onboard service and a quicker exit from the aircraft after landing. Even better, after the trip is over, all other MileagePlus members who purchased preferred seating will earn Premier qualifying points. Preferred seating is only available to MileagePlus members with Premier status.

All flights operated by United and United Express provide preferred seating, with costs varying according to the itinerary. Customers who purchase tickets for Basic Economy are qualified to purchase preferred seating.

Carry-on bag

The overhead bin should accommodate your carry-on bag. A carry-on bag can have a maximum size of 9 x 14 x 22 inches (22 x 35 x 56 cm). They include wheels and handles in this.

Keep in mind that these measurements take the luggage’s wheels and handle into account while measuring. It is a requirement if your carry-on bag exceeds the required weight an extra cost of 35 dollars. Despite the bag restrictions basically, there is no maximum weight limit.

Although United restricts the size of carry-on luggage, there is no maximum weight limit doesn’t matter how much carry-on luggage weighs as long as you can put it inside and they permit it to be brought on board. Note that it is you to place your carry-on bag in the cabin’s overhead bin thus ensuring you can be able to carry the weight of the bag

Personal item

You should be able to stow your personal item behind the seat in front of you. Personal items such as handbags, backpacks, or laptop bags are permitted as long as it can securely stow them under the seat in front of you. Make sure your personal item fits under the seat on United Airlines before your travel. 9 x 10 x 17 inches or 22 x 25 x 43 cm is the maximum size for personal things on united airlines.

Other Additional items

You may bring the following goods, carry-on baggage, and one personal item. They include A camera, child seat, A diaper bag, An umbrella, A jacket, Reading material, a collapsible wheelchair, an FAA-approved child restraint system or safety sea, A breast pump, A pet carrier, Assistive devices, medical devices, and Food or goods purchased at the airport.

At the airport, you can always use our bag sizers to confirm the dimensions of your belongings. In case you have larger carry-on bags than the recommended size or if you have extra personal items, you will have to pay extra service charges or baggage fees for them. Thus always meet the dimension requirements on the mainline aircraft and avoid gate handling fees and also a low-cost carrier.

Oversized bags

We can’t accept bags that measure (length + width + height) over 115 inches (292 centimeters).

Overweight bags

They cannot accept bags weighing over 100 pounds (45 kilograms). But united airline makes exceptions for assistive technology devices and musical instruments. They accept any other help gadgets besides musical instruments weighing up to 75kg (165 pounds).

Extra bags

They only take additional luggage if there is room on the flight. They welcome the use of assistive equipment and will accept them without extra charge.

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Frequently asked questions

1. What is the travel size for United Airlines?

Each passenger is allowed to bring 100 milliliters (3.4 ounces) or smaller travel-size containers with liquids, gels, and aerosols in them. A quart-size bag limit for liquids, gels, and aerosols per passenger.

2. Is American airlines or United bigger?

The American airline is the largest airline by aircraft in North America and the entire world, with an astounding fleet of 881 aircraft. It is the largest airline in the world when gauging fleet size.

3. What does United consider a full-size carry-on bag?

A full-size carry-on bag measures 9 x 14 x 22 inches (22 x 35 x 56 cm) and one personal item measure 9 inches by 10 inches by 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm).

4. What if my carry-on is one inch too big United?

A too-big carry-on bag on united Airlines will cost you some extra dollars. You should know there is a potential that your carry-on bag will need to be gate-checked even if it is not too large.

5. Is United strict on carry-on size?

Yes. The recommendable size should be 9 inches X 14 inches X 22 inches (22 cm X 35 cm X 56 cm).

6. How many bags does United Airlines allow for free?

One full-sized carry-on bag and one personal item

7. How big are economy seats in the United?

The width and legroom of United’s Economy class seats are 17.3 inches and 31 inches, respectively. United Economy Plus: United Economy Plus seats are 17.3 inches wide and offer 37 inches of legroom. Spending extra results in receiving the same seat with 6 inches more legroom.


Anything that you wouldn’t be allowed to bring through the airport scanners must be kept out of your carry-on bag because it must go through TSA with you. This includes aerosol cans, bullets, any liquid weighing over 3.4 oz, and sharp items. If you have any other queries, be sure to look through the TSA’s complete list of allowable things for a carry-on!

Restrictions on luggage are an annoying but necessary aspect of travel. No universal standard for luggage size or weight exists, so travelers should know this before every journey. Check our luggage size chart before your next flight to make sure you adhere to all the specifications.

Although we can’t guarantee smooth skies, we hope that this information will make it easier for you to get to the plane.

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