United Airlines takes app to next level

United Airlines (UAL) debuts enhancements to its mobile app that add even more convenience for customers to manage their reservations on-the-go, the company said.

With the newest version of the United app, customers will be able to change and cancel flights in the app, add their MileagePlus and United Club cards to the Apple Wallet and access other helpful travel tools. These updates build on the airline´s recent announcement to allow customers to access boarding passes for 19 other carriers through its mobile app.

United continues to add convenience to the app, providing customers with more time saving tools to make changes or cancel flights directly in the app.

App users will select the option to either cancel or change flights under reservations details, and follow the steps to confirmation. As this new feature debuts, certain reservations, such as reservations purchased through third parties, will continue to united.com to allow customers to make changes. Support for more reservations to be completed in the app will continue to expand in the coming weeks.

United will also now allow customers to store their United Club card and MileagePlus card in the Apple Wallet. Adding these cards to the wallet will ensure customers always have their information handy when making reservations and checking into United Clubs. United Club members will still scan their boarding passes to access United Club locations before their flight.

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.