Entertainment | United for Business

Keep your production moving forward
with United for Business

Managing travel logistics for production studios is more challenging than ever, and United for Business Entertainment is here to make it easier on you. We offer discounts on airfare and baggage (for all your equipment), airport concierge services, and a dedicated entertainment support desk. Click below to speak with a member of our team and get started.

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Emmy® statuettes on board

Fly with the Emmys-trusted airline to keep your production moving forward. We're proud to transport the Emmy® statuettes — television's most coveted award — from our hometown, Chicago, to the annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles as part of our 25-year partnership with the Television Academy.

Download our Entertainment Production Travel Playbook for insights from travel coordinators and producers.

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Entertainment Support Desk

However unique your entertainment needs may be, we take care of the planning, logistics and coordination

What we coordinate

Here are some of the services the Entertainment Support Desk provides:

Meet & Greet Services

Baggage Rate Coordination

Inflight Catering Requests

Special Seating Requests

Group & Travel Management

Unique Entertainment Needs


"There are many aspects we like about our Entertainment agreement with United. But the most important one is their support team. We work fast and we manage a high volume of tickets, every day. Having a team of experienced, responsive, solution-oriented agents ready to help us assist our clients is absolutely invaluable.

I feel confident selling United because I know that if anything goes wrong, we will be able to protect our clients and fix any issues promptly, thoroughly and efficiently. And in the end, that is the reason our clients come back to us: the certainty that we can provide the service they need."

Hector King, Entertainment Division, New Act Travel

Flight discounts

If you're filming a movie or television series or planning a professional sporting event or concert,
we can fly you and your production crew at a discounted price.

Flight discounts

We offer reduced prices on airfare to or from almost anywhere in the world your television, movie or touring production takes you. Tailored to fit the unique needs of the entertainment industry, discounts are applicable on United, United Express®, and on select flights operated by our joint venture partners:

  • Air Canada
  • Air New Zealand*
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines

*Flights marketed by United only

Prepaid baggage discounts

United's Media bag program gets valued equipment exactly where it needs to be (at a discounted price).
Representatives from network television, broadcasting and commercial filmmaking companies receive a flat service charge
to check camera, film, lighting and sound equipment.

Baggage discounts

Discounted service charges apply for worldwide travel on flights marketed and operated by United (for flights connecting to other airlines, baggage charges are subject to the connecting airline's baggage policies).

North America includes the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.

All charges are calculated on a one-way basis.

NEW ENHANCEMENT: Lufthansa Group Carriers, media bag rate available. Reach out to entertainment@united.com for more details.

North America


Up to 99.9 lbs

Weight allowance, including

oversized baggage (per bag)

Outside North America


Up to 99.9 lbs

Weight allowance, including

oversized baggage (per bag)

Securing your rate is easy

Step 1
Before day of travel, payment or prior organization is not required. Just make sure you have all of the bags packed and ready to go!
Step 2
At airport check-in, provide your official media credentials. Examples include: company personnel indentification or clearly indentified media equipment cases labeled with company identification.
Step 3
United Representatives will calculate and charge applicable service fees.

Bags will be checked through to the final destination and travel can begin!

VIP airport service

United Signature Service gives you best-in-class travel support and an elevated level of assistance, including VIP concierge in select airports.
After all, everyone in the entertainment business deserves the star treatment.

Exclusive concierge level:
Meet and assist experience

As a result of your production travel agreement, you'll receive discounted United Signature Service pricing.

Throughout the entire airport journey travelers enjoy a personalized hassle-free airport experience whether it be at their departure, connection or destination, with services including:

Close monitoring of your flight

Premier Access

Assistance with check--in

Handling irregular operations

Guide you to / from your gate

United Club® access*

Arrangement of any travel changes

Language assistance

Booking airport accommodations if needed

Ground transportation*

* Extra charge

Current availability

This service is available at the following airports, with more options coming soon!

  • Amsterdam
  • Chicago O'Hare
  • Frankfurt
  • Houston
  • London Heathrow
  • Los Angeles
  • Munich
  • New York/Newark
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle
  • San Francisco

Watch our video to learn more

Traveler benefits

Your travelers will enjoy preferred treatment and consideration that drive home the value of your corporate relationship with United.

Preferred benefits for your travelers

Your travelers will receive United Corporate Preferred benefits.

United Corporate Preferred is an exclusive, industry-leading benefits program offered to select corporate customers who have chosen to partner with United for their business travel.

Customers receive higher prioritization when standing by for an earlier same-day flight (same origin and destination).
Customers receive tie-breaker preference for upgrades. This benefit applies across United's available upgrade tools and instruments.
Customers receive preference in retaining their original seat assignment or seat attributes (such as aisle, window, etc.) in the event of an aircraft swap.

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