Rules for transporting hand baggage (Carry-on bags) in United Airlines cabins

For travel worldwide on United, you may carry on one bag and one personal item such as a purse, briefcase, or laptop computer. A carry-on bag must fit under your seat or in the overhead bin. Its dimensions should not be more than 9x14x22 inches (length + width + height) or 45 linear inches (the length, height and width added together).  United may require that a carry-on item travel as checked baggage if the item cannot be safely stored on a particular flight.

United exempts the following personal items from the one piece limit:

– Child safety seats for ticketed children

– Assistive devices (e.g. canes, crutches, etc.)

–  Outer garments (e.g. coats, hats, etc.)

Liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on

Liquids, gels and aerosols are permitted at airport security checkpoints around the world. Items must be in bottles of no more than 100 ml (3 oz) and fit in a clear plastic bag with a zipper and a capacity of one liter. For easier memorization, follow the 3-1-1 rule.

Plastic bags must be completely sealed and will be x-rayed separately at security checkpoints.

The following items are permitted, but must be presented to officers at security checkpoints if in a volume greater than 100 ml (3 oz):

– Infant formula / milk, including breast milk and jarred baby food. You do not have to travel with an infant or toddler for these items to be permitted.

– Medicines (liquids, gels or aerosols)

– Liquids, juices or gels for passengers with diabetes who require such items due to their medical condition. It is not necessary to have a doctor’s letter.

Liquids, gels and aerosols (including duty free items) purchased in the departures area are permitted inside the aircraft.

If you take a connecting flight and need to go through security again, the rules described above will apply and there will be no exceptions for items purchased in the departure area of ​​your location. origin.

Baggage United Airlines Departing or connecting flights in the United Kingdom

If you are boarding or connecting at London Heatrow Airport (LHR), you may take hand baggage and one personal item as described above. However, please note that UK Department for Transport (DfT) rules state that the 114cm linear measurement includes the handles and wheels of your carry-on baggage.

Dangerous objects (prohibited in hand baggage)

Knives of any size or material are not permitted in the cabin of any of our aircraft (plastic knives are permitted for on-board service). Sharp instruments of any kind are prohibited, including (but not limited to) instruments for cutting carpets, can openers, stilettos, pocket knives with folding or retractable blades, hunting knives, meat knives, sharp blades, ice picks and shears. . Other unauthorized items include baseball bats, golf or pool clubs, ski or hockey sticks.

Needles or syringes for medical use are permitted exceptions as long as the passenger has a prescription with identification from the doctor, hospital, pharmacy or the manufacturer of the product.

United Airlines baggage Toxic or corrosive materials

Items listed by the United States Department of Transportation or IATA regulations as dangerous goods are prohibited on board. They can only be accepted upon prior request and preparation and provided that they comply with international transport regulations.

For safety reasons, items considered dangerous may not be carried as hand baggage or checked baggage, or taken on board with you. Some items considered dangerous:

– Acid

– Lighter fluid

– Explosives

– Flammable solids / liquids

– Oxidizing materials

– Corrosive products

– Compressed gases

– Lighter

– Poisons

– Radioactive material

– Paralyzing sprays or similar

– Mercury

– Document holder with alarm systems installed

Contact United for more information on harmful or hazardous materials.

United Airlines Baggage Firearms

International regulations require that firearms always be declared and transported unloaded, regardless of the mode of transport. Firearms are not permitted in carry-on baggage. Firearms to be checked in in your baggage should be stored in a dedicated shipping box or rigid bag. The maximum weight of ammunition allowed is 11 lbs. and must be packaged separately from the firearm in the original manufacturer’s box and placed in a fiber, wood or metal case to prevent unexpected movement of the cartridge.

Baggage United AirlinesDry Ice

United accepts packages up to 5 lbs. (2.3 kg) of dry ice as hand or checked baggage. The packaging must be wrapped in such a way as to release carbon dioxide. The item must be marked indicating the dry ice content and must indicate the net weight and identity of the perishable item.

Each passenger is limited to a maximum of 5 lbs. (2.3ks) of dry ice. The quantities cannot be added to the number of passengers traveling together.

A service charge of $ 100.00 applies for the transport of dry ice as checked baggage. Dry ice in quantities greater than 5 lbs. (2.3 kg) must be transported as freight.

United Airlines Electronic Baggage

Some electronic items cannot be used on our planes for safety reasons. These devices can cause electromagnetic interference with the cockpit or communications systems when the aircraft is on the ground or is flying less than 10,000 feet (typically within the first ten minutes after take-off).

The following devices can be used:

Walkman, pacemakers and watches. These items can be used at any time.

The following devices can be used on the airplane as long as it is NOT during take-off or landing:

– Calculators

– Computer games

– Electric razor

– CD and cassette players

– Laptops and additional items (floppy disks, CDs, printers, etc.).

– Portable video equipment.

The following devices cannot be used inside the aircraft at any time:

– Mobile phone (can be used when the aircraft is on the ground and the aircraft doors are open. However, the United Commander’s instructions must be followed).

– Televisions

– AM / FM transmitters and / or receivers

– Remote controlled games.

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