United Airlines adds new app

United Airlines adds new app

United Airlines has introduced a new application for Windows Phone 8 users that enables United customers can book reservations, check in for flights, access mobile boarding passes, monitor flight status details and view their MileagePlus frequent flyer accounts.

“United’s new app takes full advantage of the innovative features and unique design of the Windows Phone 8 platform,” said Scott Wilson, United’s vice president of merchandising and ecommerce.

“We continue to invest in technology that offers travelers more options and convenience. United’s robust website and mobile travel tools enable our customers to get the information they need, buy the products they want and choose services they desire when and where they want.”

“Apps come to life on Windows Phone, thanks to features like Live Tiles and lockscreen notifications,” said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Phone Apps, Microsoft Corp. “United Airlines takes advantage of these features and more to enable users to quickly access all of their travel information in one glance.”

Additional features of the new United app include support for Windows Phone Live Tiles for flight status updates directly on the Start screen, United social media networking information, access to United timetables, Flight View, which shows flight maps and weather status, and Sudoku games.

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The United Windows Phone 8 app is available from the Windows Phone Store.