United Airlines features now available on holiday gifts

United Airlines announced even more ways for its tech-savvy customers to use some of their favorite smart devices, such as the Google Assistant on their phone or Google Home as well as the Fitbit Ionicâ„¢ smartwatch to help manage their travel, the company said.

United is the first airline to allow customers to use apps via the Google Assistant and Fitbit Ionic smartwatch for quick and convenient access to information and check in for flights, just in time to provide the perfect gift for travelers during the upcoming holiday season.

The new United app on the Google Assistant lets customers use smart speakers like Google Home, and eligible Android and iPhone devices to stay up-to-date on their flight. Once customers have linked their MileagePlus account to the Google Assistant, users can say “talk to United” to hear their flight status, check amenities and check in for their upcoming flight. The new app also allows Google Assistant users to check their MileagePlus account balances, hear their last account activity, check in for their United domestic US flights and hear flight information.

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. For more information, visit united.com.