Duty Free shopping
Duty Free shopping exempts an international traveler from having to pay customs duties on various commodities, typically alcohol, tobacco and luxury goods. Since Duty Free items are for consumption or use outside the country, the government doesn't levy taxes on the goods. Because the duties on alcohol and tobacco are typically high wherever you go, shopping for these products Duty Free usually means significant savings.
Duty Free shopping offers a great deal:
- 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 Duty Free purchases. Customers must have an eligible MileagePlus membership card available to receive the discount.
How to buy Duty Free products
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 inflight shopping begins. For your convenience, your flight attendant will bring the Duty Free cart to your seat. Feel free to ask the flight attendant to show you the specific products you’re interested in. If you happen to miss the Duty Free service, please check with a flight attendant.