United Airlines Launches Windows Phone 8 Mobile App
CHICAGO, March 22, 2013
CHICAGO, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines has introduced a new
application for Windows Phone 8 users that puts their important travel
information at their fingertips. With the app, United customers can book
reservations - including reward travel - 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
"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
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.
The United Windows Phone 8 app is available from the Windows Phone Store.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,472 flights a day
to 381 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express
carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and
operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is
investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats
in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any
airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based
international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas
routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on nearly 200 aircraft, offering
customers more live television access than any other airline in the world.
United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale
investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet
by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company
expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new
international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded
United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global
Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent
flyer program for nine consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star
Alliance, which provides service to 194 countries via 27 member airlines. More
than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries
around the world.For more information, visit united.com or follow United on
Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental
Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
SOURCE United Airlines
Contact: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-312-997-8640,
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