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United Airlines is proud to offer the all-new Apple watch compatible United app, with a flyer-friendly design. The United app is optimized for the iPhone and compatible with the iPad. Offering features from flight booking to flight status and more, the United app is your indispensable travel companion.
The United app puts valuable travel information in the palm of your hand with our new home screen travel cards, ready to access at a moment’s notice.
■ Mobile boarding pass card: Scan your mobile boarding pass directly from the app home screen for quick access.
■ Travel assistant: As your trip gets closer, the travel assistant updates with your departure information, your seat assignment and your destination’s current weather.
■ Flight status card: Once you subscribe for a flight notification, the flight status will appear as a home screen card, with direct access to expanded flight information.
■ My reservations card: Eligible reservations update on the home screen within the 24-hour check-in period, giving you the option to check in directly from the card. You can also manually add your upcoming trips.
■ United Club℠ and one-time pass card: United Club members who sign in with their MileagePlus® account will see a digital membership card with a bar code for access to United Club locations. United Club one-time passes can also be accessed and purchased in the app.
■ MileagePlus card: Display a digital version of your MileagePlus membership card.
With in-app access to the most frequently used travel tools, including check-in, booking, flight status and MileagePlus account information, the United app provides easy, on-the-go travel planning.
■ Enjoy mobile boarding pass storage with complete Passbook integration.
■ Check in for flights, including international flights for eligible travelers.
■ Select alternate flight options if there are significant flight delays or cancellations.
■ Choose United Travel Options to enhance your experience: Purchase premium cabin or Economy Plus® seating, or enjoy Premier Access®.
■ Book one-way, roundtrip and multi-segment travel.
■ Book MileagePlus award travel.
■ Purchase Economy Plus seating.
■ Access upgrade and standby lists.
■ View seating options on the redesigned seat map.
■ Get departure and arrival information.
■ Find out where your flight is coming from and its current location.
■ See inflight amenities.
■ Receive flight status push notifications: Monitor a selected flight and receive automatic updates sent to your device.
■ Add and view current United reservations.
■ Automatically upgrade and receive upgrade information if you are an eligible Premier® member.
■ Purchase Premier Access, Economy Plus seating and more.
■ Add your flights directly to your calendar.
■ View your Mileage Plus account and subscription information.
■ See recent activity and statements.
■ View flights, including current, past and canceled flights.
■ Enroll in MileagePlus.
-Other helpful travel tools:
■ View airport maps.
■ See United Club locations and hours, and purchase one-time passes.
■ Play Sudoku games.
■ Share your reservations and check-ins with your social network and view our recent tweets.
What's New in Version 2.1.2
Minor bug fixes, including indoor map caching and updates.
App worked great
I used this app when traveling internationally recently, and it did exactly what it was supposed to. I loaded my boarding passes on the phone and therefore didn't have to talk to an agent at a check-in counter (though occasionally it had difficulty scanning, but only once or twice). Better yet, on my return flight I used it to load movies for free from the in-flight entertainment system, which they had a very wide selection to choose from. You could also play/pause and seek at your leisure with no problem. I will caution that playing movies with it will drain your battery faster (what would you expect?), but either use in-seat power or have a good usb power bank (like I did) and you're laughing. I had to charge my phone twice watching 2-3 movies but still managed to have a full battery when I landed (my phone's fairly new though, older batteries may have more trouble). Also on the flight out the entertainment system was malfunctioning but I can't blame the app for that. I'm uninstalling it now (since I don't fly often) but if I book United again I won't hesitate to download the app.
Hate that I am FORCED to use this app
On a 5+ hour flight from SFO to BOS the ONLY option was to download the united app to watch ‘free’ entertainment. I had the app on my phone, but the phone battery won’t last through a movie…and there are NO electric outlets on the plane. A mom with THREE kids was beside herself in the flight as she expected to be able to put each kid in front of a movie screen. Nope.
On my return flight (now, Flight1414) I have been trying to download the app in BOS of 20 mins on the SLOW wifi at Logan. No luck so far. Flight is boarding and once again, I’ll have no entertainment options on a cross country flight. UNBELIEVABLE. This is truly and EPIC FAIL on United’s part. Please fix this. It is not a solution and a step waaaaay back.
Pretty useful, but...
All in all, I like the app a lot. The interface looks nice, is functional, and it's pretty easy to get done what needs to get done. Really, I only have two issues, but they matter enough to me to write about them:
1.) Flight details are not available if you're offline. This is not good, especially when traveling abroad and details are needed quickly and there is neither Wifi nor cell service available. To compound this issue,
2.) It seems with iOS9, this app will NOT use cell data. Using both a prepaid SIM abroad as well as my domestic SIM, this app will not use cell data. As soon as I switch the option on, it automatically resets to "off."
If, like me, you travel internationally frequently, and often with fluid travel plans, these two issues are major inconveniences. I hope the developers will address these two issues soon.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Sep 14, 2015
- Version: 2.1.2
- Size: 95.8 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: United Air Lines
- © 2011 United Continental Holdings, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.