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 want."
"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 glance."
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. About United 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