Flowers

We provide exceptional care and handling for flowers both on the ground and in the air, with flights available seven days a week to fit your schedule. We have refrigeration facilities in over 100 locations, and all of our cargo compartments are temperature controlled to assure freshness throughout the journey.

When freshness means business, so do we.

Book your flower shipment today


Features

  • Airport-to-airport air freight service
  • Booked on selected flights
  • Interlining available
  • Highest priority and special handling

Acceptance times

Minimum times (prior to scheduled flight departure) EXP GEN

International shipments

Screened cargo
Gateway locations*

180 min

240 min

Screened cargo
All other locations

120 min

120 min

Unscreened cargo
Gateway locations*

180 min

360 min

Unscreened cargo
All other locations

120 min

120 min

Intra-U.S. shipments

Screened cargo
U.S. hub locations**

120 min

120 min

Screened cargo
All other locations

120 min

120 min

Unscreened cargo
U.S. hub locations**

120 min

240 min

Unscreened cargo
All other locations

120 min

120 min

* The gateway location is the station where the shipment is loaded on an international flight.
** United’s U.S. hub locations are DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, ORD and SFO.


Recovery times (after flight arrival)

EXP GEN

International shipments

180 min

240 min

Intra-U.S. shipments

120 min

120 min


Shipping requirements

To ensure that the shipping process goes as smoothly as possible, please adhere to the following requirements:

  • Advance arrangements are required.
  • Air freight shipments must meet specific TSA security requirements before being transported on passenger or cargo aircraft. Please contact us for additional details.
  • Booking must include the number of pieces and weight and dimensions of each box.
  • Shipment must comply with all local, state, federal and international regulations.
  • Cargo may be inspected to ensure that it complies with United’s packaging requirements.
  • Shippers may be required to sign a perishable disclaimer, as weather conditions may affect the transportation of perishable goods.
  • Air waybill must provide a 24-hour phone contact for shipper and consignee.

Packaging requirements

To ensure that the shipping process goes as smoothly as possible, please adhere to the following requirements:

  • Shipment must have appropriate labels on boxes.
  • Boxes should indicate temperature constraints if applicable.
  • Each piece must be legibly and durably labeled with the names and addresses of the shipper and the consignee, description of contents and carton dimensions.
  • Shipments must be prepared or packaged to ensure safe transportation with ordinary handling care.