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United Airlines Seat Selection Or Assignment Policy

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When you travel with United Airlines, there are several ways of purchasing your preferred seats according to your comfort and convenience. Customers can also upgrade their seats to higher class of service, except Basic Economy traveler.

With United Airlines, passengers can purchase a ticket in one of its premium cabins: United Polaris, Business class, United First and United Business while making hassle-free United Airlines Reservations. you can also change to a different seat or class of service after completing the United Airlines flight bookings.

Basic Economy

Basic Economy is United Airlines’ most cheap fare. It is always going to be the best price, but it comes without the option to select your own preferred seat or change the seat. When you purchase United’s Basic Economy ticket, you give authority to the airline to select the ticket for you and you’re not allowed to make changes even if you’re a MileagePlus member.

  • Seat pitch: 31"
  • Recline up to: 4"


An economy fare of the United Airlines allows you to select the preferred flight according to your comfort and convenience and travel with a personal item plus carry-on without paying extra fee. Travellers with Economy tickets are allowed to upgrade their seats.

  • Seat pitch: 31"
  • Recline up to: 4"

Economy Plus

The seats of Economy Plus are in front of the Economy Cabin which means Economy plus travelers are first off the plane. Travelers have flexibility to change seats at no extra cost.

  • Seat pitch: 34"
  • Recline up to: 5"

United Business/ First Class

With purchase of United Airlines’ business or first class tickets, you can enjoy premium seating, designed for passenger’s comfort and convenience. It includes a six-way adjustable headrest, padded comfortable seat cushions and 180-degree reclining facility.

  • Seat pitch: 6’4" in business and 6'6" in first class

Mileage Plus Members

MileagePlus Members seated in the United Airlines can purchase their preferred seat in Economy Plus and may enjoy benefit of premium cabin seating offer. The availability of these options varies based on whether you are booking United Airlines flight tickets, have already booked travel or are eligible for check-in.

Every passenger must know the above information before making united airlines reservations to know what they are going to get what they have paid for. Making things clear before taking action make execution smooth and happier. Customers can also find the updated details about the latest services and offers on united airlines official site. Or for any other query may contact united airlines customer support service.

Also Read: United Airlines Manage Booking

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