United becomes first U.S. carrier to offer boarding passes for partner airlines via its mobile app
United Airlines introduced a new enhancement to the United app that will allow customers to receive boarding passes when connecting to 19 airline partners on their smart phones, a feature which no other U.S. 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 award winning app, which is relied on over 500 million times a year by customers.
The following airline partners' boarding passes are now accessible through the United app, with more partners to be added in the near future:
Air New Zealand
Azul Brazilian Airlines
LOT Polish 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.