United Airlines seat selection

United Airlines offers all kinds of facilities to its customers looking for a comfortable trip to the destination of their dreams. The airline makes your onboard experience even more amazing by offering different seating options. You can choose any of the seats according to your comfort and travel around the world resting completely in your seat. You can choose a seat on United Airlines by continuing in this article and retrieving all kinds of information related to the seat, types, offers, and policies.

What are the different types of seating in United Airlines?

There are different types of seating in United Airlines that you will receive while booking the flight ticket, and these are mentioned below in different categories. 

Good seats (Basic Economy, Economy)

  • Standard legroom and space 
  • You will get those seats at the back of the plane as well as in the middle of the plane.
  • You will find those seats on the seat map color in white and white with a black triangle. 

Better seats (Economy plus, premium Economy)

  1. You will get extra legroom and space.
  2. You will get those seats in the front of the Economy cabin 
  3. Those seats are present in blue or purple color 
  4. You can earn those seats by earning premier qualifying points 
  5. You will receive complimentary alcoholic beverages at United Premium Plus (international only ).

Best Seats (UNited first, United Polaris )

  1. You will get even more legroom and space, fully reclining seats united by Polaris.
  2. The seats are located in front of the plane, and the seat map option shows it as a Dark blue color.
  3. You can earn those seats with qualifying points, and in-seat power is also available.
  4. Along with the seat, you will also receive complimentary alcoholic beverages as refreshments, premium snacks, or full meal service. 
  5. You will get premier access to check-in and security lanes and priority boarding. 
  6. Your seat will be converted to a flat 6-foot 6-inch bed with direct aisle access. 

From the seat, as mentioned above options, you can select a seat on United Airlines according to your journey ( long and short haul ) flight, and the seats are well maintained to meet your needs completely. 

How do I select my seat on United Airlines?

You can select your seat on United Airlines at the time of the check-in process. You can follow the below-discussed points to select your seat easily and without any hassle. 

  1. Go to the official page of United Airlines.
  2. After that, move to the check-in option.
  3. Following that, enter the booking reference number and last name, then click on the check-in button.
  4. Now the page will show you the flight details under that seat map option, click on it. 
  5. The map will open on the panel, select your seat and click on confirm.
  6. At last, you will get the boarding pass along with your seat number at your registered details.

United Airlines Seat Selection policy

  • According to the United Airlines Seat Selection policy, in all the fare classes except basic Economy, you are able to pick your seat or change your seat assignment. If you carry the basic economy ticket, you are able to purchase the seat assignment during booking and until check-in opens. 
  • If you do not select the seat at the time of booking, check-in, and then with Basic Economy, you will be automatically assigned the seat before boarding, and that cannot be changed to your seat once it's assigned. Advance seat assignments may be available if you pay for them during booking and up until check-in opens.  

How does United seat selection work?

You can select a seat or change your seat assignment for most United and United Express-operated flights on united.com, or you can select the seat via mobile app or through a travel agent. The United Airlines seat selection process starts with booking. After that, you can choose the seat from the seat map and confirm it. Then, you will get the ticket along with the seat number at your registered email address. 

How much does United charge for seat selection?

The United Airlines seat selection fee varies according to the type of flight you have booked. Still, according to the airline rules and regulations, seat reservation costs from 5$ to 20$ for both directions. The price may go higher and lower on the basis of the flight duration, route, ticket class, etc. 

Can you choose seats for free on United?

Yes, you can choose your seat for free on United Airlines at the time of booking or during the check-in process. If you want to select any of the seats without paying the fees, then you need to opt for mileage plus members with Premier status. You can be eligible for United Airlines seat selection for free, and that can be possible if you are a frequent traveler and get the frequent flier status and trip type to get the preferred seating at no extra cost. You can earn points to get the Mileage Plus, which will be provided to you after the trip. 

How to get Economy Plus seats on United for free?

You can get Economy Plus seats on United for free if you have gold elite members. On the other hand, if you have silver members, then you can select the economic plus seats on the basis of availability at the time of check-in. 

What do blue seats mean on the United seat map?

The blue seats indicate Economy Plus and premium economy class that provide extra legroom and space. The seats are given in front of the Economy cabin, and if it is dark blue seats, then it is United First and United Polaris with more legroom and space with fully reclining seats at United Polaris and located at the front of the place. These seats can be seen on the United Airlines seat map option that can be accessed from the airline's online site. 

Can you pick your seat on Basic Economy United?

You can pick your seat on basic Economy United or change your seat assignment according to your convenience. But that can be applicable if you purchase the seat assignment prior to the booking and up until check-in opens. Once the seat has been assigned, then you are unable to change the seat. 

How are United basic economy seats assigned?

The United basic economy seats are assigned automatically before boarding and that can not be changed. If you are traveling with the family, then you are not able to sit together.  

For further queries regarding the United Airlines seat selection, you can connect with the customer service executive at a toll-free number 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) which is available for 24 hours and seven days.