United Airlines

United Airlines fly daily from Edinburgh, Manchester T2 and London Heathrow T2 to a huge number of our featured ski resorts in the USA. In a few cases the gateway flight will be direct however in most cases there will be a stop in Chicago, Houston, New York or Washington. From Sunday 25th March 2018 United Airlines will fly direct from Heathrow to Denver on a daily basis using the fantastic Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

When travelling United Airlines you have the choice of the following cabins on transatlantic routes:

United First (selected routes)

Individual United First Suite pod seat

Six course meal featuring choice of four entrées (Long haul international)

Seasonal specialty cocktails, international wines, desserts, fruits, cheeses and Starbucks coffee

Choice of breakfast and wake up times

Full meal service available

Personal video player with a selection of recent releases

Seatback on-demand entertainment channels

Additional flight tracking channel is offered

Noise-reducing headsets

United Business

Fully flat-bed seats with lumbar support and leg rests

Priority boarding

Priority baggage handling

Five course meal featuring choice of entrées (Long haul international)

Express Dine meal service available on evening flights after 6pm.

Premium wines, ports, liqueurs, desserts, fruits & cheeses, desserts and Starbucks® coffee

Seatback on-demand entertainment channels

Additional flight tracking channel is offered

Noise-reducing headsets

United Economy

Complimentary video and audio on all flights

Seatback video screens on all international three-cabin 767, 777 and 787 aircraft

Complimentary copy of Hemispheres magazine

Pillows and blankets

Complimentary meal service

Complimentary soft drinks, juices, tea and Starbucks® coffee


Flying with United Airlines

Flight tickets

Our flight tickets are now issued as an electronic ‘e-ticket’. Note that we don't issue you with an e-ticket receipt.

Frequent flyer and airline membership cards

Please let us have your membership numbers and details - we will ensure these are added to your flight booking(s)

Special requests and meals

Should any of your party require a special meal such as vegetarian, kosher or child meal on the transatlantic sections of your flight booking then this must be booked at least 7 days in advance. Please let us know as soon as possible and we’ll ensure these items are added. If any of your party require special assistance we can arrange this at all airports – please call us so we can assess the correct level of assistance you require. If you have food allergies or are carrying an Epi-pen or injectable medication please call us for advice on 0131 243 8097.

United Airlines seating options

We automatically pre-book seats on each United Airlines flight for you wherever possible. It is very difficult to pre-book specific seats, although we will do our best. Certain seats are only allocated at check-in or can be pre-purchased prior to travel – these include bulkhead and emergency exit seats. Only a fixed number of seats on each aircraft are available for pre-booking – if we have managed to pre-book seats for you, your seat numbers will be clearly itemised on your enclosed itinerary. We cannot accept responsibility for the failure of the airline to honour our seating requests. Seating can be selected and modified using the online check-in facility.

Online Check-in 24 hours prior to departure

To check in online, please visit www.united.com. You will then be required to enter your United Airlines reference number (which will be included with your travel documents we send you) and the surname of the lead passenger. The facility allows you to pre-select your seats and print your boarding cards. We are on hand to help and advise you through any part of this process however, regretfully, we are not permitted to check-in online on your behalf. Online check-in opens 24hrs prior to flight departure.

Which terminal?

United Airlines fly daily from Edinburgh, Manchester T2 and London Heathrow T2.


You are entitled to a free baggage allowance, which will vary depending on which class of travel and ticket type you book. You can take extra bags with you for a charge and save money when you pay online before you fly.

> Information on United Airlines baggage policy.

If you require any further information on United Airlines and Ski Independence holidays, or to discuss your holiday plans, please call or ski experts on 0131 243 8097.