Dallas, Texas 08/21/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – United Continental Holdings, Inc (NYSE:UAL) has introduced for the first time ever in the airline industry, seamless integration with the popular Uber App, to pre-book ground transportation. The United App service will allow users to choose from any of United services, along with integration into Uber App, if the flyer so chooses.
The app runs on both iOS as well as Android operating systems.
As an incentive, those users making a booking with Uber, via the United App and pay-up for the service, will receive a 1,000 MileagePlus award during the initial offer period.
According to United Continental Holdings, Inc (NYSE:UAL) Vice President for Loyalty commented that, “Customers can use the app to ensure a more convenient journey, from checking in for an international flight from their home or office to finding instant ground transportation options at their final destination.”
The United Mobile App offers the following features: united flights booking, which includes award travel. This can be done by sending a scanned copy of the valid passport for check-in purposes for international flights. The issued boarding passes on the mobile are to secured and stored allowing easy movement through security as well as boarding.
In other news, like other airline stocks, United Continental Holdings, Inc (NYSE:UAL) too has taken cue from the oil futures prices. Other airlines such as JBLU, Southwest Airlines co. too were found to follow suit posting highs at the stock market.
As prices of oil at world markets dipped, the airlines too passed on the benefits. In other news which affected the North American airline industry was the growing fear of volcanic eruption-off Iceland.
This kept the investors at bay on Wednesday, with most airline stocks preparing for a lop-sided performance at the stock markets.