United Airlines introduced a new, full-featured application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users that gives United and Continental customers easy access to book reservations, check in, access mobile boarding passes with one touch, get flight status details and manage their MileagePlus and OnePass accounts.
“The United app is another step toward giving customers the convenience and control they value,” said Jared Miller, United’s managing director of self-service and emerging technology. “This app provides time-saving, full-featured access to the information our customers need while on the go, as well as other useful tools for travelers such as interactive airport smart maps and flight updates sent directly to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.”
The United app, which also includes a feed of United’s latest postings on Twitter, is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. Users of the Continental app may download the United app for all their travel needs.
United will soon expand the accessibility of the application to the Android platform and is exploring other smartphone options.
United and Continental offer Mobile Boarding Pass at more than 100 airports
In addition, United and Continental customers now have the option to use paperless boarding passes, stored on their cell phones or other web-enabled mobile devices, at 101 airports worldwide. Continental was the first U.S. carrier to launch paperless boarding, and United and Continental continue to expand the service.
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