United Airlines has a rich aviation history, finding its roots in the air mail service of Walter T. Varney that was launched between Nevada and Washington in 1926 and is ultimately a combination of carriers that have merged since the 1930s. The acquisition of Continental Airlines in 2010 was, however, the biggest of these mergers, ultimately boosting United’s reach and influence.
United Airlines flies to and from LaGuardia Airport. Book your cheap flights to Chicago, Denver, Vancouver and other exciting destinations! Popular flight routes with United Airlines are from Lagos to Toronto, Abuja to Washington , Lagos to New York, Abuja to Washington and Abuja to New York.
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United Airlines Info
United Airlines Inc. (www.united.com) is one of America’s leading airlines. Founded in 1926 and frequently referred to as just “United”, the airline is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It is the world’s largest airline in terms of the number of destinations flown to, and the world’s second-largest in terms of the number of passenger miles flown. Both the airlines domestic and international routes are expansive, also covering the Asia-Pacific region comprehensively.
The airline cancelled its Houston-Lagos flights during June 2016, leaving the likes of Arik Air, SAA and Delta Airlines to service the routes between Nigeria and North America.
United’s key air hubs are situated at the Antonio B Won Pat International Airport (Guam), Los Angeles, Narita (Tokyo), Denver, O’Hare, Washington Dulles and San Francisco International Airports, among others. The airline is a founding member of the Star Alliance, and its air miles program for frequent flyers is called Mileage Plus.
During 2015 the airline reported annual revenues of US$37.86 billion, with a net income of US$7.34 billion. The airline’s total assets were valued at US$39.21 billion. By the beginning of 2016, the airline employed around 86,000 employees worldwide.
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United Airlines Destinations
United flies to over 230 domestic and 138 international destinations. During 2010, the airline started operating scheduled flights to its first African destination, being to Accra, Ghana. This service was extended to Lagos, Nigeria, during the same year. The airline flies to scores of key international destinations from Washington, including Tokyo, Japan, the United Kingdom, China, Germany and Qatar and Bahrain in the UAE.
United operates out of seven US-based and four international airport hubs. O’Hare International Airport in Chicago serves as their main base.
The other 10 hubs are as follows:
- Denver International Airport, US
- Frankfurt International Airport, Germany
- Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam
- Houston/George Bush Intercontinental Airport, US
- London Heathrow International Airport, UK
- Los Angeles International Airport, US
- Newark Liberty International Airport, US
- San Francisco International Airport, US
- Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan
- Washington Dulles International Airport, US
United Airlines First Class Flights (GlobalFirst)
United’s first class cabin is known as GlobalFirst, and is offered on all their Boeing 747-400 aircraft. A standard GlobalFirst suite is 2m long, and reclines into a flat bed, offering first class passengers unrivalled comfort in this class. In June 2016 the airline announced the launch of Polaris, their new business class cabin aboard the new Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts. The new aircraft’s introduction is slated for December 2016.
United Airlines Business Class Flights (BusinessFirst)
BusinessFirst is offered on all of United’s wide-body aircraft, with the exception of domestically configured 777-200s). Business class travellers check in at separate counters, and are offered priority security screening where available. The in-flight service experience includes pre-flight drinks, priority boarding and baggage handling, and multi course meals developed by United Airline’s Congress of Chefs on all international flights. All BusinessFirst seats recline 180 degrees into a full flat bed.
Economy Plus and Economy Classes
Economy Plus is available on all United’s domestic and international aircraft.
United Airlines Baggage Allowance
The maximum weight per piece of checked luggage is 23kg per bag for economy flights, and 32kg for BusinessFirst passengers. For United’s full luggage dimensions and further information, click here.
Economy and Premier Silver
Two pieces of checked baggage of 23kg each per passenger
Business, Business First, First and Global First
Two pieces of checked baggage of 32kg each per passenger
Premier Gold, Premier Platinum, Premium 1k, United Global Services and Star Alliance Gold
Two pieces of checked baggage of 32kg each per passenger
Children and infants
The standard checked baggage allowance applies to children and infants. United accepts one stroller and one car seat free of charge for each child.
United Airlines Check In
Passengers are advised to check in at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure of their international flight. Passengers flying domestically within the US can check in an hour before the scheduled departure of their international flight.
United Airlines Online Check-in
Online check-in opens 24 hours and closes 2 hours before the scheduled departure of flights.
All passengers, both adults and children, must be in possession of valid identification documents and also their passports as well as any visas required. If you are unable to produce identification and any other documents required, you will not be allowed to board the flight.
United Airlines Flight tracker
To track the progress of any United Airlines flight live online, click here.
As of 2016, United Airlines has codesharing agreements in place with the likes of Air Canada, Aeromar, Aer Lingus, All Nippon Airways, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Jet Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International, among others.
United Airlines Fleet
As at 2016, United Airlines operates a fleet of over 700 mainline aircraft. The bulk of the fleet consists of Boeings, with the except of 56 Airbus A319-100s, 97 Airbus A320-200s and 35 Airbus A350-100s. The airline was also the first in the US to deploy a Boeing 787 Dreamliner along an international flight route.
Total fleet: 721
- Airbus A319-100
- Airbus A320-200
- Airbus A350-1000
- Boeing 737-700
- Boeing 737-800
- Boeing 737-900
- Boeing 737-900ER
- Boeing 737 MAX 9
- Boeing 747-400
- Boeing 757-200
- Boeing 757-300
- Boeing 767-300ER
- Boeing 767-400ER
- Boeing 777-200
- Boeing 777-200ER
- Boeing 777-300ER
- Boeing 787-8
- Boeing 787-9
- Boeing 787-10
Booking your own United Airlines flights
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United Airlines Frequent Flyer Miles
MileagePlus is United Airlines frequent flyer mileage programme. Members earn mileage rewards, which can be used to book reward travel or upgrade to a Premium cabin seat aboard a flight to Zanzibar. United Airlines MileagePlus even allows you donate your miles to a non-profit charity group.
United is a member of the Star Alliance airline network, and your frequent flyer points can be redeemed with any member of the network. You can also use your frequent flyer miles toward hotel awards, car awards, restaurant awards and shopping discounts.
United Airlines Economy, Business & First Class Tickets Booking
When it’s time to book United Airline tickets, passengers can choose from a variety of Economy, Business and First Class options. Premium First Class and select Business seating options come equipped with flat-bed seats, access to United Airlines lounges, priority check-in, boarding and baggage services, and a welcome beverage plus gourmet menu selections.
The Economy Plus and Economy Class seats offer the best value for your travel dollar. United’s on-demand entertainment system allows passengers access to inflight movies, music, television programmes and video games.
In 2014, United Airlines committed to investing millions of dollars to upgrade their domestic premium cabin food and beverage services, added Wi-Fi to more than 370 aircraft fleet, and equipped more than 180 airplanes with personal entertainment devices.
United Airlines Awards
United Airlines continues to win awards, year-after-year for their outstanding customer service and programs. For the 11th consecutive year, Global Traveler voted United’s MileagePlus the “Best Frequent-Flyer Program.” Global Traveler also awarded United Airlines the 2014 “Airline of the Year,” “Best Trans-Pacific Airline” and “Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program.”
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United Airlines Lagos Reservation Office Address
17 Simbiat Abiola Road
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria