Whether you need to ship across the country or around the globe, QuickPak® offers the fastest small package airport-to-airport service.

QuickPak® intra-U.S. shipments move as quickly as checked bags, using bar code scanning to track progress. International shipments transfer in only two hours at
all U.S. hubs, providing the fastest transit times available.

To request a booking for a QuickPak® shipment, please contact our booking specialists

We suggest QuickPak® for your special commodities

Medical and life science shipments can enjoy higher boarding priority with QuickPak®, getting products to patients faster.

Perishables such as herbs and seafood are perfect commodities for QuickPak®, as they need to get to market as fresh and fast as possible.

Cremated remains may be shipped under our expedited QuickPak® product. Bookings are accepted by our
TrustUA specialized handling desk.

Shipments requiring dangerous goods such as dry ice may be accepted, however there may be exceptions and special
rules and regulations apply.

Contact us for more details, including locations and hours of operation.

Your benefits

  • Expedites priority shipments up to 100 pounds (45.4 kilograms) with a maximum size of 90 linear inches or 228 cm (L+W+H) per package
  • Fastest airport-to-airport service available
  • Highest boarding priority
  • Quickest transfer times
  • Expedited acceptance and recovery
  • Intra-U.S. transport available on scheduled United and United Express flights
  • International transport available on scheduled United and United Express flights, with import acceptance at more than 50 U.S. stations.


Features QuickPak® intra-U.S. shipments QuickPak® international shipments

Boarding priority




Transfers like a bag with scanning and fast connections

Transfers in only two hours at all U.S. hubs


Yes or simply drop off 1
No capacity limit 2

No capacity limit 2

Network availability

United and United Express® flights

Available on scheduled United and United Express flights, with import acceptance at more than 50 U.S. stations


100 lbs. / 45.4 kg
90 linear inches

100 lbs. / 45.4 kg
90 linear inches

Freight facility
drop time †

60 minutes prior to flight departure

180 minutes prior to flight departure at gateways and international origins; 120 minutes for all other locations

Terminal or QuickPak counter drop time †

45 minutes prior to flight departure

Not available. Drop at freight facility only.

Recovery time†

As little as 60 minutes after flight arrival

120 minutes after flight arrival 3

Dangerous goods accepted

Allowed, with some limits

Allowed, with some limits


Prepaid or third-party account 3

Prepaid or third-party account 4

†Acceptance times
All shipments must be accepted and processed before the drop times listed. Please allow enough time to arrive at the cargo facility, tender your shipment with the agent and complete the acceptance process. Peak times may result in longer lines and more processing time. Shipments that complete the tender process and are accepted after the drop off time will be booked on the next available flight.

Acceptance times may vary by location. See station information for specific drop-off locations and times.

1 All QuickPak shipments tendered to United must meet TSA security requirements or be x-rayed by a qualified screener. Please review our rules and regulations and guidelines for special commodities or contact United Cargo for more information.

2 Intra-U.S. shipments of more than 25 pieces or more than 500 lbs. require advance booking. Shipments are limited only by aircraft capacity.

3 Contingent on customs clearance.

4 QuickPak shipments tendered at airport terminal counters must be paid with credit card or paid on account. Cash or checks are not accepted.

Approved GPS and tracking devices

GPS and electronic tracking devices may be included in your shipment for additional visibility. Review which devices have been approved for use on United aircraft.

Performance guarantee update

As travel demand and government restrictions continue to impact our schedule, all service guarantees have been suspended until further notice.

United reserves the right to terminate or suspend the Performance Guarantee refunds program at any time and for any reason without notice. Refunds will also not be paid if United determines, in its sole discretion, that the delay was caused by weather conditions, mechanical delay of aircraft, or any other reason beyond United Cargo's control.