21 August 2014
United Airlines said it is the first airline to offer customers Uber transportation services via its mobile app, further enabling travelers to use the United app for services throughout their entire travel experience.
Customers with iOS and Android mobile devices may access Uber ground transportation information in the United app´s menu or in the “My Reservations” card with a current reservation. The app will display Uber information, including types of available vehicles, estimated wait times and prices. After customers select a ride, the United app will automatically transfer them to the Uber app or the Uber website to sign up for an account to complete the transaction.
Customers who sign up for Uber via the United app and complete their first transaction will receive 1,000 MileagePlus award miles for a limited time.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 374 airports across six continents. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. United´s parent is United Continental Holdings, Inc (NYSE: UAL).
Uber is a technology platform that connects riders to drivers through apps to make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.