Welcome to the United Airlines

United Airlines is a force for good. We are building the future of sustainable flight, diversifying our flight deck and reimagining the entire flying experience to better serve those that fly with us.

United flies direct from Edinburgh, Dublin, London Heathrow and Shannon to seven U.S. cities including Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington D.C. with connections to over 250 destinations across the Americas. So, whether it’s adventures in Costa Rica, a night on the town in Vegas or sun worshipping in Cancun – United can get you there.

During the summer months, United offers up to 23 daily flights from Heathrow and 4 from Edinburgh, with Scottish services seeing flights to New York year-round and seasonal service to Chicago and Washington D.C.

Business Class Reimagined

United Polaris℠ business class service aims to bring a new level of quality to premium cabin travel and provide the best sleep in the sky. You’ll enjoy the United Polaris inflight experience, including restaurant-quality dining, Premier Access℠ premium travel services, free checked baggage, and inflight entertainment options. With 6’6” of sleeping space in United Polaris Business Class, luxury Saks Fifth Avenue bedding and exquisite lounges, you will arrive relaxed and refreshed.

United Polaris lounges are available exclusively to our international premium cabin travellers at select airports and offer signature seating, a relaxation area and showers.  

Our ultra-premium luxury Polaris lounges℠ are available in:

  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • New York/Newark
  • San Francisco
  • Washington D.C.

Where Comfort meets Convenience

United Premium Plus℠ seats, United’s premium economy seats, are closer to the front of the aircraft and more spacious with more legroom, elbow room and recline.

A spot closer to the front of the aircraft means you’ll enjoy earlier service and get off the plane — and on your way — faster

  • Our United Premium Plus seat provides more comfort for customers, including more leg room, recline room and elbow room than most United Economy Plus seats
  • Plush seats designed for comfort
  • Individual power outlet and USB charger
  • Adjustable leg rest and foot rest
  • Larger entertainment screens

Passengers will receive upgraded dining options on custom dinnerware with flatware and a cloth napkin. And for the perfect complement to your meal (or just your movie), enjoy complimentary alcoholic beverages.

O'Hare United Club

The United App

The all-in-one travel partner just keeps getting better and it’s a must for anyone travelling on United. Customers can check in for their flight, receive their boarding pass and pay for bags ahead of time. The app features airport maps with easy to navigate terminal guides, so if you’re after a specific lounge, or looking for the closest route to your gate, the app will get you there.

Passengers can change their seats, or their flights if something better becomes available. If passengers have an issue, Agent on Demand is available on the app, allowing passengers to talk, text or video chat with an agent with any concerns about their trip.

Once onboard, the app also allows passengers to watch movies, play games or pay for inflight snacks and drinks while in the air.

Most recently, United became the first U.S. airline to allow Live Activities for iPhone users, which provides real-time flight status updates and more right from the lock screen, so you never even need to open the app.


Number of onward connections includes destinations served by United Airlines, Inc. and United Express. Onboard facilities may vary depending on aircraft. Seasonal variations to route schedules may apply. United Polaris travel features, including aircraft and airport configuration, may not be available in all markets and/or flights. Wi-Fi surcharges apply. Information correct as of October 2023