Whether you need to ship across the country or around the globe, QuickPak offers the fastest same-day, small package airport-to-airport service. With QuickPak, intra-U.S. shipments move as quickly as checked bags, using bar code scanning to track progress. International shipments transfer in as few as two hours, 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

Perishables such as flowers and seafood are perfect commodities for QuickPak, as they need to get to market as fresh and fast as possible.

Life science shipments requiring dangerous goods such as dry ice or other hazardous commodities are accepted, however special rules and regulations will apply.

Cremated remains may be shipped under our expedited QuickPak product. Bookings are accepted by our TrustUA specialized handling desk.

Contact us for more details, including locations and hours of operation.

Your benefits

  • Expedites priority shipments up to 100 lbs. 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
  • Expedited acceptance and recovery
  • Intra-U.S. transport available on scheduled United and United Express flights
  • International transport available on scheduled United mainline flights


Features QuickPak intra-U.S. shipments QuickPak international shipments

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

United mainline flights (excludes United Express flights)


Transfers like a bag with scanning and fast connections

Transfers can be made in as few as two hours


100 lbs. / 45.4 kg
90 linear inches

100 lbs. / 45.4 kg
90 linear inches

Boarding priority



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 on the flight as planned, or 80% of your freight transport charges will be refunded. (Maximum of $1,200 USD per domestic air waybill and $5,000 USD per international air waybill. Service claim due within 7 days of recovery.)