Whether you need to ship across the country or around the globe, QuickPak® offers the fastest small package airport-to-airport service. And with nearly 5,000 daily United and United Express flights, enjoy same-day service for your shipment almost everywhere we fly.

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

Guaranteed performance

80% of freight charges

80% of freight charges


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 30 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

† Due to government requirements, exceptions apply in some locations. Please contact your local United Cargo Sales Office for details.

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.

We guarantee the flight you choose

Drop your shipments within the acceptance standards and we guarantee to move your QuickPak shipment as booked, or we will refund 80% of the freight transport charge up to a maximum of $5,000 USD per United air waybill. (Service claim due within 7 days of recovery.)