Flying from Kearney

Kearney has one airline, United Express, providing daily, non-stop jet service to Denver International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Denver International Airport website.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport website.

Click to view the Denver Int’l Airport map:

Check In

Check-In Policy:

We recommend that passengers traveling domestically be at the airport at least an hour and a half before departure. Those travelling internationally should plan to arrive two hours prior to departure.

Check-In Counter:

  • Opens 90 minutes before departure
  • Closes 30 minutes before departure


Minimum check-in time:

  • 30 minutes prior to departure | Customer is traveling domestically without checked baggage
  • 45 minutes prior to departure | Customer is traveling domestically with checked baggage
  • 90 minutes prior to departure | Customer is traveling internationally with or without checked luggage


Check-Baggage Screening:

  • Opens 90 minutes before departure
  • Closes 30 minutes before departure


Keep your photo ID and your ticket, boarding pass, or a copy of your itinerary (if you are traveling on an electronic ticket) easily accessible. You will need to show your photo ID and travel documents several times.

Valid ID:
· Driver’s license
· State ID Card
· Military ID card
· Passport
· Resident Alien card
· Photo employment ID issued by country, state or federal agency

*Travel with shoes that come on and off easily, you will be asked to remove your shoes during the security check points.

Carry-on Bag

  • Passengers are allowed 1 carry on bag
  • Size 24” x 17” x 10”
  • 25 pounds or less
  • Passengers can bring a small bag or purse in addition to the carry-on bag
    *Passengers are advised to carry-on medicines, keys, passport, and travel documents

 More Information on Baggage

Checked Bags

  • Size must be equal or less than 62″ total
  • 50 pounds or less

Baggage Agreements:
United Airlines does not have baggage transfer agreements with all of the airlines operating from Denver International Airport (DIA). If you are unsure, check with your airline before booking.

*All other connecting flight baggage will be returned to passenger in Denver, and need to be rechecked.

More Information on Baggage

Items Not Allowed

  • Alcohol
  • Firearms
  • Smoking
  • Marijuana
  • Seat belt extensions not provided by United
  • Devices that restrict the recline of seats
  • Self-heating meals or beverages
  • Personal air purifying devices
  • Air filters placed on overhead vents
  • Electronic smoking devices
  • Full list found on


  • An in-cabin pet may be carried in addition to a carry-on bag and is subject to a $125 service charge each


On June 18, 2018, United implemented new embargoes and restrictions for travel via United PetSafe.

  • United transports cats and dogs only via our PetSafe program.
  • Please note new breed embargoes for certain purebred and/or mixed-breed brachycephalic (or short- or snub-nosed) cats and dogs and strong-jawed dogs.
  • You may book your pet’s travel up to 30 days in advance, but all reservations must be made at least 5 days prior to each pet’s departure.
  • For the most up-to-date information, please see

Holiday and Peak Travel

Reminder that holiday and peak travel times can make the pre-flight process slower. Please allow for extra time to arrive and check-in.