United Airlines Now Let’s You Get Boarding Passes For Partner Airlines Via Its App

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United Airlines has just announced that, with immediate effect, passengers traveling on United and connecting on to a partner airline will be able to receive their partner airline boarding passes via the United mobile app.

For the time being 19 partner airlines are supported by the app (which isn’t bad going)….

  • 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 (SAS)
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • THAI Airways
  • Turkish Airlines

…and United says it plans to add more.

Notable absentees from that list include Avianca, Singapore Airlines and Copa but, hopefully, those should get added soon.

Here’s what United had to say about the app update:

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

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

As small an update as this may seem it could actually be very useful.

I connect to partner airlines all the time and having the ability to pull my next boarding pass out of a single airline app rather than having to visit a ticket counter at my connecting point would be a good time saver….especially if I’m on a tight connection.

Now we just have to wait and see when United will add to the list of partner airlines already supported.