CHICAGO, IL - Customers using the United APP on their smartphones will now be able to receive boarding passes for 19 partner airlines on their smartphones. The feature is a first for a U.S. airline. The app is used an estimated 500 times a year.

 "As we continue to make improvements to the United app, we found that simply allowing our customers to access boarding passes for their entire itinerary within the same app made a big difference," said Kate Gebo, chief customer officer at United. "Our partnerships with Star Alliance carriers and other partner airlines can take our customers to over a thousand destinations around the world, and we're excited to be the first U.S. carrier to provide customers with this convenience when connecting to partners."

19 of United airline partners currently have boarding passes accessible on the app. Additional airlines are expected to be added in the future.

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The current roster of partners is:

  • Adria Airways
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Air New Zealand
  • ANA
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cape Air
  • Croatia Airlines
  • EVA Airways
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • SWISS
  • THAI Airways
  • Turkish Airlines

United and its partner airlines connect passengers with nearly 1300 destinations across the globe.