MOBILE BOARDING PASS OPTION ALSO NOW AVAILABLE AT MORE THAN 100 AIRPORTS WORLDWIDE
CHICAGO, July 26, 2011
CHICAGO, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
About United Continental Holdings, Inc.
United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate an average of 5,765 flights a day to 377 airports on six continents from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. United and Continental's more than 80,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. For more information about United Continental Holdings, Inc., go to UnitedContinentalHoldings.com. For more information about the airlines, see united.com and continental.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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