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United Becomes First US Carrier to Offer Boarding Passes for Partner Airlines Via Mobile App

United Becomes First US Carrier to Offer Boarding Passes for Partner Airlines Via Mobile App

United Airlines has announced a new enhancement to the United app that will allow customers to receive boarding passes when connecting to 19 airline partners on their smartphones, a feature which no other US carrier currently offers.

This functionality will be available for customers traveling on United who are making an onward connection on another carrier and will improve the functionality of United’s app, which is relied on over 500 million times a year by customers.

“As we continue to make improvements to the United app, we found that simply allowing our customers to access boarding passes for their entire itinerary within the same app made a big difference,” said Kate Gebo, Chief Customer Officer. “Our partnerships with Star Alliance carriers and other partner airlines can take our customers to over a thousand destinations around the world, and we are excited to be the first US carrier to provide customers with this convenience when connecting to partners.”

The following airline partners’ boarding passes are now accessible through the United app, with more partners to be added in the near future:

  • Adria Airways
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Air New Zealand
  • ANA
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cape Air
  • Croatia Airlines
  • EVA Airways
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Swiss
  • Thai Airways
  • Turkish Airlines

Through its partnerships with other airlines, United is able to connect customers to approximately 1,300 destinations around the world. Customers can book flights on United’s partners, as well as earn and redeem United MileagePlus miles on its partner airlines through the United app. Similar check in, booking and award mile redemptions with partner carriers are available on united.com.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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