United offer boarding passes for partner airlines via mobile app

United Airlines (UAL) 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 smart phones, a feature which no other US carrier currently offers, the company said.

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.

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.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world´s most comprehensive route network, including US mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.