Getting started with United Cargo

New customer registration

For customers who do not have an established business relationship, TSA requires verification of creditworthiness and establishment of a shipping agreement. Apply to ship with us.

Existing customer web registration

If you are already a customer of United Cargo, register to access a suite of online services that allow you to check flight schedules and space availability, make bookings, create and print air waybills, receive automatic notifications to track your shipments and track each consignment throughout its journey. Register to book and manage your shipments.

Payment methods

Here you will find a list of accepted methods of payment.


Cash is defined as currency, personal check, company check, cashier’s check or traveler’s check. Cash is accepted at some Cargo warehouse locations for select accessorial charges. The station forms of payment matrix can be found under “More news” on our home page.

Cashier’s checks or traveler’s checks are accepted for select accessorial charges if issued by banks, the U.S. Postal Service, or American Express only, and must be in the currency of the country in which it is being presented.

Note: PetSafe and QuickPak shipments tendered at airport terminal counters and many Cargo warehouse locations must be paid with a credit card or paid on account.

United Cargo account*

United will extend credit to those customers who have an approved United Cargo account in good standing. United will not extend credit on a one-time basis. Complete an account application to get started.

Company or personal check* (made payable to United Airlines)

Acceptance of a company or personal check is subject to specific limits and the procedures outlined in this section. Checks must include a printed name, mailing address, telephone number and preprinted bank MICR number, and must be drawn on a bank in the country in which it is being presented. A valid driver’s license with a picture and a major credit card are required when a personal check is presented. No third-party checks will be accepted. Checks and money orders will be accepted for the exact amount of freight charges only.


  • Company check up to $1,250 USD
  • Individual check up to $500 USD
  • Other forms of check payment such as money orders are accepted if issued by banks, the U.S. Postal Service, or American Express only, and must be in the currency of the country in which it is being presented
  • QuickPak shipments tendered at airport terminal counters must be paid with a credit card or paid on account. Cash or checks are not accepted.

Credit cards

  • American Express/Optima
  • Diner’s Club
  • Discover Card
  • JCB Card
  • MasterCard
  • VISA
  • Debit cards bearing Visa/MasterCard logos

Government Bill of Lading (GBL)*

GBL is an authorization from a government agency for payment of transportation charges prepaid or collect.

Government Transportation Request (GTR)

GTR is for human remains shipments only.

IATA account

United will extend credit to those customers who have an approved IATA account in good standing and have been accepted by United. (For further details, refer to your CNS contract.)

Contact us with questions about payment methods or opening an account.

* Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for details.

Agreement between user and United Airlines

In addition to all other applicable tariffs, contracts of carriage, rules, regulations, rates, charges, policies, guidelines, disclaimers, terms or conditions (collectively, the "Terms"), as a registered or unregistered, authorized or unauthorized user (including user’s employees, invitees, agents, and all other persons with access to user’s passwords) (collectively, "Users") of United Airline’s website services ("United Services"), you are voluntarily, expressly and knowingly hereby agreeing that these Special Terms and Conditions apply to your access and use of United Services, and that you are bound by them. If you do not agree, you must not use or permit others to use United Services.

Special terms

While the Special Terms and Conditions are extremely important to you, they are not intended to, and will not be interpreted to, alter, change, modify, amend or nullify any other applicable Term to the extent such Term is clearly inconsistent with these Special Terms and Conditions. Although Users who are not either (1) registered with United as Users of United Services ("Registered Users") or, (2) employees or agents of such Registered Users authorized to act on behalf of such Registered Users, are hereby prohibited from accessing or using United Services, each such Registered User agrees to be and shall be liable to United for and hold United harmless against any acts or omissions of such unregistered or unauthorized Users as a result of their access to or use of United Services by the use of a Registered User’s password or other access device.

Speculative bookings and reservations

Unless and to the extent otherwise expressly permitted in writing by United Airlines ("United"), and regardless of the nature of your business or activity (e.g., shipper, jobber, freight consolidator, corporate client, private individual, consignor, consignee, etc.), you will not access or use, or permit others to access or use, United Services for (1) speculative bookings of space, (2) speculative reservations of space, (3) cargo or freight processing, consulting, management, handling, tendering, shipping or transportation services, (4) conducting or participating in networking operations with third-party systems or, (5) performing bookings or reservations for others in return for compensation or any other benefit or thing of value (collectively, "Improper Conduct"). In its sole discretion and in addition to any other rights or remedies available to it, United reserves the right to determine whether the User(s) is(are) engaging in Improper Conduct, charge the Registered User (whose facilities or access rights have been used for Improper Conduct) an Improper Conduct service fee, and a cancellation fee for any unused space, and inhibit, limit or terminate (at any time and from time to time) the Registered User’s access (in whole or in part) to United Services. The Registered User shall indemnify United against all damages, loss or expenses which United suffers or incurs as a result of such Improper Conduct.

Data and system security

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Operation and use

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Liability for charges / network damage

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Enhancements and modifications

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Use of information

See the United Cargo Privacy Policy.

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Use of bulletin board, chat rooms, surveys and other communications forums

To the extent that this Website contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, survey or other communication facilities (“forums”), the User agrees to use such forums only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, the User agrees that when using a forum, the User shall not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
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  • Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or engage in surveys, contests, chain letters or for any commercial purpose.
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User agrees to (as available) send and receive electronic mail, engage in conferences and chats, download and upload files, and otherwise use this Website only as permitted by these terms and conditions, any additional policies or procedures published in this Website from time to time by United, and applicable law. United reserves the right for any reason to remove without notice any contents of this Website received from users, including without limitation bulletin board postings. United reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this Website or any portion thereof without notice. United reserves the right to edit any notices or postings for clarity and length. The User acknowledges that chats, conferences, bulletin boards and any other such communications forums hosted by this Website are public and not private communications. Further, the User acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, and other communications by other users are not endorsed by United, and such communications shall not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by United.

Limitation of remedy

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration of an implied warranty, therefore such exclusions or limitations may not apply to you. In the event United accepts responsibility, or is determined liable in a court of competent jurisdiction (whether in contract or tort) for any of your damages pursuant to any of your claims associated with United Services or its associated software, data, information or other content, your sole and exclusive remedy (but subject to the Terms and to the extent permitted by law) will be limited to the reimbursement of any registration fees and service charges paid by you to United for services reserved but not provided by United. You hereby waive any and all rights to bring any claim or action related to matters which are the subject of these Special Terms and Conditions in any forum beyond two (2) years after the first occurrence of the kind of act, event, condition or omission upon which the claim or action is based. Additionally and unless otherwise precluded by law, you agree that these special terms and conditions, and any dispute arising thereunder, are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, USA, and that any legal action you may wish to bring against United, its officers, directors, employees and agents pursuant to these special terms and conditions, must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of Illinois, USA.

Reservation of rights

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