How to Check on an Existing Flight Reservation for United Airlines

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Things You'll Need

  • Computer

  • Flight confirmation number, e-ticket number, or credit card number

Airlines allow passengers to check the status of their flights.

Flying is sometimes stressful, from preparing for your trip to checking your luggage to standing in long lines at security check points. Before you leave for the airport, it's a good idea to make sure your flight isn't delayed or cancelled. United Airlines allows passengers to check on the status of their flights beginning 24 hours prior to departure by logging on to their website. This helps passengers avoid any unnecessary stress, such as arriving at the airport only to find out your flight was cancelled or delayed.


Step 1

Visit the United Airlines website at Click on the tab at the top of the page marked Itineraries and Check In.

Step 2

Choose the option titled My Itineraries.

Step 3

Log in using your confirmation number, e-ticket number, or credit card number, and your last name. Click Continue. You will be taken to a page that lists your currently purchased United Airlines reservations. On this page you will be able to see a complete list of your flight details, including the date of your flight, time, destination and departure city. This option also allows you to upgrade or change your seats or exchange your tickets.


Step 4

View your flight status under the Check in Online box. This can only be done within 24 hours of your flight. This also means you cannot view any flight changes, cancellations, or delays until at least 24 hours prior to your flight's departure. During the 24 hours prior to take-off, you can view your flight information to check for any changes by monitoring this section of the United Airlines website.


United Airline’s Mileage Plus members can choose to have their flight information emailed or text messaged to them to notify them of any changes to their flight.


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