Last updated on November 4th, 2022 at 06:31 am

Want to modify or manage your reservations? Then, you are at the right place. United Airlines Manage Reservations provides multiple options to its customers to change their reservations without wasting a single penny.

Therefore, if you are traveling to your dream destination via reservations and want to know all the policies before making a reservation. Then, this blog post is for you will all the crucial information.

Carefully read the blog given below.

How To Use United Airlines Manage Reservations Option?

  • Firstly, search for United Airlines on any web browser.
  • Then, search for the My Trips under the manage reservations option on the home page.
  • Tap on the ‘My Trips.’
  • Enter your details, like the ticket confirmation number and your last name.
  • Click on the search button.
  • Then, the list of your itinerary will appear on the screen.
  • Click on your existing booking to make the required changes like flight change/cancel, seat selection/ upgradation, and many more.
  • Afterward, to complete the process, make the required payment.
  • In the end, you will receive a confirmation mail on your registered email address.

How Is United Airlines Manage Reservations Procedure Helpful For The Passengers?

Flight Change

Want to change your flight due to sudden changes in your plans? United Airlines offers hassle-free changes to its customer by paying the fare difference. Therefore, for more information, read the Flight Change Policy mentioned below.

  • United Airlines doesn’t charge fees on Economy, First, Economy Plus, United Premium, and Business class fares.
  • The airline doesn’t charge any fees on international travel, which proceeds from the U.S.
  • Basic economy fare tickets are nonrefundable and non-changeable.
  • The changes made within 24 hours of booking will not be levied with any change fee.
  • The airline allows flight change multiple times by paying the fares difference.
  • In case of a flight change, if your new flight is cheaper than your original ticket price, then the airline will give you the future flight credit of the remaining amount.
  • In case you are traveling with award tickets on an Economy or Economy Plus fares, then the airline will not charge you with any flight change fees only if you are traveling within the U.S. or your flight will take off from the U.S.
  • If you are traveling with a standard ticket, you can only make a single change per the airline.
  • You can make unrestricted changes if you are traveling with a nonrefundable ticket.
  • In case you make same-day changes on nonrefundable tickets, then the airline will charge you the $75 fee if you are a silver or general tier member.

Name Change

You cannot transfer your ticket to another person and cannot even modify the complete name. Therefore, you can only correct your misspelled letters if you meet the below-mentioned requirements. To know more, read the Name Change Policy.

  • You can change or correct your name only when purchasing your ticket through the airline’s official portal.
  • After making any alterations to your name, United Airlines offers you to take out the printout of your new ticket.
  • Make corrections to your name by paying a name change fee and fare difference if required.
  • Travelers cannot change their gender and date of birth under the name change policy of the airline.
  • Passengers can make a minor correction to the date of birth in case of a genuine mistake.
  • As per the airline, you can make a one-time change to your name. Else, more changes made by you will be levied to you with the name change charges.
  • You have to pay a fee of $75 if you correct your name within 24 hours of booking.
  • You have to pay a fee of $200 if you make changes or correct your name after 24 hours of booking.

Seat Selection

Are you traveling to your dream destination with United Airlines? Select an ideal flight seat for your journey. Therefore, to know more, read the Seat Selection Policy mentioned below.

  • Passengers traveling with economy basic fare can select their seat while making a booking or via the manage my booking option.
  • Passengers can choose preferred seating while booking independently and at check-in time.
  • The airline can change your seat in unfavorable situations. But, at the same time, the airline doesn’t take guaranteed seat assignments unless they know your ticket type.
  • As per the airline, your seat will be canceled if you cannot check in within the provided time.
  • The airline offers seat selection at the time of departure.
  • You can use the option of manage reservations or manage bookings to apply or change two seats together.

Baggage Information

Want to ensure that your baggage dimensions and weight don’t exceed the airline policies? Do not Fret! United Airlines has different policies on carry-on and checked baggage. T know further, read the Baggage Policy given below.

  • The airline allows carrying one carry-on baggage with a dimension of 22X35X56cms and a personal item such as a laptop bag or handbag with a size of 22X25X43cms.
  • Passengers traveling with basic economy fare are eligible to carry only one personal item with the dimensions of 22X25X43cms.
  • As per the airline, if you are a primary card or a premier member, then with the basic economy ticket, you are eligible to travel with both a carry-on and a personal item.
  • The airline allows carrying checked-in baggage with the measurements of 158cms, including wheels and handles.
  • Passengers traveling in economy class can carry checked-in baggage weighing 23kgs.
  • Passengers traveling in business class are eligible to carry checked-in baggage weighing 32kgs.


The airline has offered multiple options to its customers to check in for their United Airlines flight. Passengers can check in through the web to avoid all the chaos at the airport. For web check-in, passengers can check in 24 hours before the scheduled departure for domestic flights. At the same time, for international flights, passengers can check in 24 hours to 1 hour before the scheduled departure by paying a minimal amount of charges. 

Else passengers traveling with reservations can check-in using other methods like at the ticket counter, the kiosk machine, or by calling the customer support staff.

What Are The United Airlines Cancelation Policy?

  • Regardless of your ticket price, the airline will not charge you any cancelation fees if you have made a reservation at least 7 days before the scheduled departure and cancels the ticket within 24 hours of booking.
  • You can cancel your reservation free of cost, board an alternate flight, delay your travel, and claim a full refund in the form of a travel voucher if the airline cancels your reservation.
  • You cannot cancel the basic economy flight ticket except within 24 hours of booking. And to claim a full refund, the booking should be made at least 7 or more days before the scheduled departure.
  • The cancelation policies entirely depend on passengers billing address. The airline has different policies for France, Argentina, Taiwan, and Columbia.
  • The airline allows cancelation on all types of fares in case of any illness, jury death, or passenger death.
  • The airline will charge you a fee of $200 on domestic flights and $400 on international flights if you cancel non-refundable tickets after 24 hours of making a reservation.
  • Passengers who cannot make it to the airport before the flight departs will be counted under No Show, and the airline will charge you a fee of $125 if you are the premier member.
  • The airline will charge you a fee for canceling award tickets:
Cancelation made 0 to 30 days before departureCancelation Fees
General Members$125
Silver Members$100
Gold Members$75
Premier Platinum$50
Premier 1K$0

What Are The Policies On United Airlines To Request A Refund?

  • You can claim a full refund on refundable if you cancel the ticket within 24 hours of booking.
  • On non-refundable tickets, you can claim a refund only within 24 hours of booking by paying cancelation fees.
  • You can claim a refund on the basic economy fare if cancelation is made within 24 hours of booking.
  • The passenger who has made payment using credit/debit cards will get the refund within 7 business days.
  • For non-refundable tickets, you will get the refund in the form of a travel voucher.
  • Except for credit/debit card refunds, passengers will get all the refunds back within 20 business days.

Passengers who have qualified the policies of refund can fill the refund form by going on to the ‘My Trips’ under United Airlines manage reservations option.

How do I check my flight on United Airlines manage reservations?

As noted above, you can check your flight by searching United Airlines’ official website on any web browser. Then, click on ‘My Trips’ under United Airlines manage reservations option. Enter the required details, and you will finally get your current flight details and status.

Will I be able to get a refund on the basic economy ticket?

As mentioned above, passengers traveling with basic economy fare can request a refund within 24 hours of booking. Else, the airline doesn’t allow cancelation on a basic economy ticket.
Therefore, passengers with premier membership are only allowed to make cancelations and request a refund after 24 hours of booking in the basic economy ticket.

Do United Airlines allow carrying checked baggage on a Basic Economy ticket?

Passengers traveling with a Basic Economy ticket can carry a personal item with them, such as a handbag or a laptop bag with the dimensions of 22X25X43cms.
At the same time, passengers with premier membership and traveling with a basic economy ticket can carry both a personal item and carry-on baggage but cannot carry checked baggage.

What are the cancelation charges that United Airlines charges on non-refundable tickets?

The airline will charge a cancelation fee of $200 on domestic flights and $400 on international flights if a passenger cancels a nonrefundable ticket after 24 hours of making a reservation.

How do I talk to a human at United Airlines?

Customers who want to talk to a human at Unites Airlines can search for the airline’s official site on any web browser. Then, on the home page, search for the ‘Contact Us’ tab and click on the helpline number to connect with the airline’s customer support staff.

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