What to know
about
Basic Economy

Which fare is for me?

Which fare is for me? comparison table
Basic Economy
Our lower-priced fare
United Economy®
** United Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment are available on select flights.
Baggage 1 personal item If you are a MileagePlus Premier member or companion traveling on the same reservation, the primary cardmember of a qualifying MileagePlus credit card, or have Star Alliance Gold status you still get a full-sized carry-on and get to board with your normal boarding group. Check bags in lobby for an additional handling charge 1 personal item 1 full-sized carry-on Check bags in lobby for an additional handling charge
Seat
selection
Assigned prior to boarding by United Selected at purchase by customer
Boarding priority Board in last group If you are a MileagePlus Premier member or companion traveling on the same reservation, the primary cardmember of a qualifying MileagePlus credit card, or have Star Alliance Gold status you still get a full-sized carry-on and get to board with your normal boarding group. Board in main groups
Upgrades Cannot upgrade
Buy or receive upgrades to

Economy Plus
Premium cabin
Loyalty benefits Earn award miles
Earn Premier qualifying credit

Earn award miles
Onboard
amenities**
Customers who purchase Basic Economy or United Economy tickets are seated in the same Economy cabin with access to the same amenities.
United Wi-Fi
Inflight entertainment
Dining
* If you are a MileagePlus® Premier member or companion traveling on the same reservation, the primary cardmember of a qualifying MileagePlus credit card, or have Star Alliance Gold status you still get a full-sized carry-on and get to board with your normal boarding group.