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United Airlines

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United Airlines

United Airlines

United Airlines

United Airlines

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United Airlines: Improve Your Flight Experience


United Airlines is one of the top three airlines in the US, and their app allows you to track inbound flights, and see if your flight will arrive on time, along with other features available like flight booking, flight status and more.

By putting valuable travel information in the palm of your hand, The United app will become your indispensable travel companion.

Functionality 10/10

The United Airlines app is a travel toolkit, which you can use to book United flights, check and update statuses, check in and receive a mobile boarding pass, view your MileagePlus account information and more, directly from your mobile device. The app gives provides you with convenient access to all your travel information.

The key features available are:

  • Flight booking;
  • Passport and visa scanning (iPhone and Android);
  • Check-in and mobile boarding pass;
  • Flight reminders;
  • Flight status;
  • Frequent flyer account access;
  • Seat maps;
  • FlightView;
  • United Club;
  • Currency Converter;
  • Travel Wallet.

Getting your boarding pass directly on your phone is easy with this app. You don’t need to print anything then. After receiving your boarding pass, you scan the barcode on the screen at airport security checkpoints and gates during boarding.

If your seat changes or there is an upgrade or change in departure gate, the app refreshes your boarding pass to display the new information.

Design 8/10

The United Airline app’s design is bright and stylish. However, it might be confusing for newbies as it has five cards on the main interface, and three section on top. The good thing is that each card differentiates in size and color so that they don’t meld.

At first, you may need some time to find what you are looking for. But overall, the menu is intuitive and convenient to use.

Usability 9/10

The United Airlines app is useful for travelers as it has a wide variety of feature to simplify all processes before and during the flight.

All the functions work well, as the menu is intuitive and you can easily switch from one screen to another.

Besides, there are features, which can save your time and money if you fly far and often. It’s possible thanks to Mileage program.

As you sign in your Mileage account, you don’t have to type your password every time. Instead, you tap a fingerprint scanner. It’s easy to find the feature in Settings. You can also scan it when booking with miles or with money. However, it’s your choice if you want to stick with your password.

You have two simple ways to choose if you want to earn MileagePlus miles from credit cards, and what you choose depends on which sign up bonuses you want:

  • Using a direct branded United Airlines credit card;
  • In Chase Ultimate Rewards by earning points and transferring them to United.

To sign up for a free United MileagePlus membership, you don’t need to have a MileagePlus credit card because it isn’t a bank-established points program. You’ll, then, use it frequently for bonus miles with United Airlines’ various partners.

Plus, United Airlines provides you with upgraded mapping technologies. Since you have the app, you no longer need large map kiosks to get a physical map for airport navigation.

Cross-platform use 10/10

The United Airlines app is compatible with Android and iOS — both on phones and tablets. iOS version required is 8.0 or later, and for Android it varies with device.

In-app purchases

This app doesn’t have any in-app purchases, as it serves only as an assistant to provide you with all needed information to arrange the flight and make your experience with United Airlines as comfortable as possible.


The United Airlines app will be a useful tool for those who travel much and need to simplify all the processes in the airport, including navigation.

Using the app, you can book the tickets, track your flight status, set reminders, and much more. You don’t have to bear in mind lots of info regarding your flight as all of it will be in one app.



If you use the official United Airlines app, all your flight information is always in your phone - right where you need it.

Pros : Flight booking;
Fingerprint scanner;
Bonus miles on Mileage account;
Sends board pass to your device.

Cons : Confusing menu for newbies.

Functionality 5.0

Design 4.0

Usability 4.5

Cross-platform use 5.0

Average : 4.6

United Airlines APK Version History

  • United Airlines v.2.1.12 for Android 4.1+ Nov. 16, 2016
  • United Airlines v.2.1.11 for Android 4.1+ Oct. 20, 2016
  • United Airlines v.2.1.10 for Android 4.1+ Sep. 13, 2016
  • United Airlines v.2.1.9 for Android 4.1+ Jul. 27, 2016
  • United Airlines v.2.1.8 for Android 4.1+ Jun. 16, 2016
  • United Airlines v.2.1.7 for Android 4.1+ May. 26, 2016
  • United Airlines v.2.1.6 for Android 4.1+ Mar. 03, 2016
  • United Airlines v.2.1.5 for Android 4.0+ Feb. 12, 2016
  • United Airlines v.2.1.4 for Android 4.0+ Dec. 15, 2015
  • United Airlines v.2.1.3 for Android 4.0+ Nov. 02, 2015
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    Peter Gardiner 2 months ago

    app does not reflect real time - ever is useless as far as flight status is concerned

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    Kate 1 year ago

    This app requires too many system resources. Start gots too much time. Update didn't help.This app requires too many system resources. Start gots too much time. Update didn't help.This app requires too many system resources. Start gots too much time.

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Android Permissions
  • List of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • Read only access to phone state.
  • Open network sockets.
  • Access precise location.
  • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call.
  • Access approximate location.
  • Write to external storage.
  • Access information about networks.
  • Prevent processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • Access to the vibrator.
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • Read only access to phone state.
  • Access information about networks.
  • Open network sockets.
  • Access the camera device.
  • Read the user's calendar data.
  • Write the user's calendar data.
Please note: the permissions may change when the app is updated.
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