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Benefits

Baggage allowances

Effective September 28, 2018, all Premier® members, regardless of Premier status, receive the same standard weight allowance for complimentary checked baggage: 70 lbs. (32 kg).

Additionally:

  • All Premier members flying in United Business®, United First®, or United Polaris® business class are allowed up to three bags with a maximum weight of 70 lbs. (32 kg) per bag.
  • Premier Gold members flying in United Economy® between the U.S. and Europe are allowed three bags with a maximum weight of 70 lbs. (32 kg) per bag.
  • Premier Silver members flying in United Economy between the U.S. and Europe are allowed two bags with a maximum weight of 70 lbs. (32 kg) per bag.

Boarding groups

As of September 18, 2018, Premier 1K® members are called to board during pre-boarding and Premier Gold members now board in Group 1.

Additional boarding enhancements are intended to give customers more space at the gate, less time waiting in line and better boarding information to create a less stressful environment. Learn more.


FAQs about benefits

The changes are as follows:

  • When flying in United Economy, Premier Silver members were previously allowed one bag with a maximum weight of 50 lbs. (23 kg) per bag. With these changes, the maximum baggage weight allowed for Premier Silver members has increased to 70 lbs. (32 kg) per bag.
  • Premier baggage benefits between the U.S. and Europe have increased:
    • When flying in United Economy between the U.S. and Europe, Premier Silver members are allowed two bags with a maximum weight of 70 lbs. (32 kg) per bag. This is an increase from the previous benefit of one bag with a maximum weight of 50 lbs. (23 kg) per bag.
    • When flying in United Economy between the U.S. and Europe, Premier Gold members are allowed three bags with a maximum weight of 70 lbs. (32 kg) per bag. This is an increase in the number of bags allowed, which was previously only two bags.
  • These changes make our Premier member baggage benefits consistent when flying long-haul international: Premier Gold, Platinum, and 1K members flying in United Economy between the U.S. and Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, or the Middle East are now allowed up to three bags with a maximum weight of 70 lbs. (32 kg) per bag. Premier Silver members flying in United Economy on flights between the U.S. and Europe enjoy both a higher baggage allowance — two bags — and higher weight — 70 lbs. (32 kg) per bag.

Premier 1K and Gold members now get to board in earlier boarding groups. Premier 1K members moved from Group 1 to pre‑boarding, and Premier Gold members moved from Group 2 to Group 1. Learn more.