United Airlines has become the first airline to offer Uber transportation services to travelers via its mobile app. Customers with iOS and Android devices can access Uber’s ground transportation information through the United app’s menu or in the "My Reservations" card with a current reservation. The app will display Uber information, including types of available vehicles, estimated wait times and prices. After guests create their journey they will be redirected to Uber’s own app or website where they can sign up for an account to complete the transaction.
For a limited time, customers who sign up for Uber via the united app and complete a transaction will receive 1,000 MileagePlus award miles.
Through the United app customers have access to a range of extra features including booking united flights, storing mobile boarding passes, selecting seats and checking flight status.
Last month, United became the first U.S. carrier to offer customers the ability to scan their passports to check in for international flights via their iOS and Android mobile devices. Later this year, united will launch its new united.com website which will provide customers a simplified, clearer and faster user experience.