Duty free shopping
United Airlines offers several duty-free shopping options, which provide the following benefits:
- greater savings – as much as 38% off U.S. domestic retail prices by saving the cost of duty or taxes
- a broad selection of quality merchandise
- numerous Duty Free exclusives, including special previews of designer fragrances and cosmetics months before retail availability
MileagePlus® Premier® 1K® and Premier Platinum members can receive a 10% discount on all onboard duty-free purchases. Customers must have an eligible MileagePlus membership card available to receive the discount.
Onboard duty free shopping
Duty-free shopping onboard exempts an international traveler from having to pay customs duties on various commodities, typically alcohol, tobacco, and luxury goods. Duty-free purchases are intended for consumption or use outside the country; therefore, the government doesn't levy taxes on purchases. Because duties on alcohol and tobacco are typically high wherever you go, duty-free shopping for these products usually means significant savings. Take advantage of our spring special by receiving a 10 percent discount off the onboard or pre-order for flight purchase of Johnnie Walker® The Gold RouteTM blended Scotch whisky through June 30, 2015.
Next time you fly internationally with United, feel free to browse the duty-free catalog located in your seatback pocket. During the flight, your flight attendant will make an announcement when duty-free shopping begins. For your convenience, your flight attendant may bring the duty-free cart to your seat. Feel free to ask the flight attendant to show you specific products you’re interested in. If you happen to miss the duty-free service, please check with a flight attendant.