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United Updates Mobile App

New version has redone home page and adds inbox to store travel messages

United Airlines has introduced an updated version of its smartphone app. Version 3.0 of the app features a completely redesigned home page and adds an inbox, which stores travel messages such as boarding notifications and flight status changes, as well as a My Profile section that includes MileagePlus frequent-flyer program account information and United Club lounge passes.

A key feature of the redesigned home screen is that it begins to update 48 hours before a flight. It continues to update with relevant information until arrival at the final destination. For connecting flights, for example, it will provide access to airport maps so a passenger can quickly locate the connecting flight’s gate. Other features include indoor airport maps and the ability to watch movies and television programs on select flights.