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Booking flights

If I book a flight with United Vacations, will the prices be the same?

With United Vacations, you will always get the lowest United airfares. By purchasing air, hotel, and activities with United Vacations, you are saving time, as well as money. We combine airfare with negotiated hotel rates, car rental, and optional activities and pass the savings to you.

How do I book a flight only?

United Vacations offers complete vacation packages. The search tool on our home page allows you to select the type of vacation package you want. This includes Flight + hotel and more options. If you are just interested in purchasing your airfare, you can go to by clicking the link at the top of the page and choose the Flight tab.

If I book a flight with my United Vacations package, how do I reserve my seat assignments?

During the vacation booking process, you will be offered the option to reserve your seat assignments. If you choose not to reserve them at the time of booking, seats will automatically be assigned to you when available. Confirmed seat assignments will be printed on your electronic travel documents

Why did United Vacations return different flight times than what I entered?

When you search for specific departure or return times using the Advanced Search option, the website returns flight times based on the following criteria: First it searches for the best-priced flights. Then it arranges those best-priced flights in order of the closest time to what you selected in the Time preference menus for both departure and return.

Please note that if your preferred time does not appear, it may be that flights are not available that match your specified times.

Is it possible to upgrade to United Polaris℠ first class if available?

To see if United Polaris first class or United Polaris® business class options are available, choose first class from the Build your vacation search tool to filter your air results. If you would like to upgrade after you have already purchased your vacation, contact the customer care center at 1-888-854-3899. You may also request seat upgrades at the airport for an additional charge.

What is Basic Economy?

The new low-fare option when flying United Airlines®, Basic Economy gives price-sensitive customers most of the same inflight services and amenities that are available with standard Economy, but with some important restrictions that you'll want to be sure to review carefully before booking.

Learn more about the restrictions and if this is the best flying option for you on our information page.

How do I book an infant?

According to airline regulations, an "infant" is a child under the age of 2. Infants do not require an airline seat and can sit on the lap of an adult traveler while flying ("lap child"). If an infant is traveling with you and you do not purchase a seat for the infant, select the number of children traveling with you and then select IN from the drop-down menu that appears for the children's age.

For some international destinations, additional taxes may apply when you include an infant on the reservation. The airline may also issue a ticket for the infant traveler.

I would like my infant to have his/her own seat—how should I book it?

In the Build your vacation search tool, select the number of children traveling with you and then select 1 as the age of the infant from the drop-down menu that appears.