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  • App Devs - Hope you read Sep 9, 2021

    By robertallenpayne
    I dislike leaving a “review” when I really need to submit a product complaint, but United leaves me no other obvious choice to submit feedback about the app. Overall, it’s a great app. But now that you must put in your card information into the app in order to make purchases on board, there’s a problem. I am NOT going to verify my card every time I check in for a flight. That’s just stupid. I do it once, and that should be it. I take at least two flights a week on United. So at least twice a week I’m being asked to verify a card that I verified less than 4 days ago. You may say that “we need to verify the card is still in your possession” or some other reason. Sorry. But that’s your problem. If you require us to use the app instead of presenting a card, then there are certain risks you accept. Sure. Some guy that flys once a year? Make him verify the card. Your Platinums? Stop hassling us. It’s easier for me to skip on board purchases than to have to go through a verification every time I check in. Especially since I have to click all the extra boxes now because some people are too stupid to know to not fly if they have Covid and that they have to wear a mask. I hate the dumbing down of America to its lowest common denominator. So ease up on the card verification or go back to taking cards in flight.
  • Poor experience on my recent flight- Expected better service for Premium Golda Aug 21, 2018

    By 8627352
    Had booked a round trip from EWR to Delhi. While the flight to Delhi was smooth, the return flight (August 11) was delayed by over 18 hours. After haggling with a United representative on the phone for over 45mins I was told that I could only be given a flight back option from Mumbai if I made my own arrangements to fly to Mumbai. I needed to get back to Newark by Sunday and did not have many options, I was finally given an option to fly via Munich with about a 4-5hours layover in Munich. While I my original booking was on ‘Premium Economy’ my booking on Lufthansa was done on a regular coach class and was given a middle seat to travel overnight. At Munich I went to the Miles and More lounge and presented my United Club pass (knowing that they are part of Star Alliance), however, they said that the United Club pass is not acceptable at their lounges. So I had to sit around the Munich airport for the next 4-5hours. Overall, was a painful experience and I expected better service for a Premium Gold member.
  • Big changes to flight without warning… Jun 11, 2021

    By TheGordonFamily
    I have always enjoyed United when we have used this airline, but this time was very disappointing. Only 1 day before our trip, we had looked to see what size baggage we were allowed and came to find out—not only were we leaving and coming at different times—but our layovers had changed from around 1 hour to 5 HOURS— both ways—with our plane changes in a DIFFERENT CITY! The disrespectful part? WE WERE NEVER NOTIFIED BY THE AIRLINE. When we agreed to purchase these tickets with no refund—4 months before—paying close attention to the times & layovers, & committing to our purchase, we expected United to honor their end of the deal or, at the very least, let us know! These changes greatly affected our travel plans because we were visiting our elderly parents on the farm who needed to travel several hours to pick us up from the airport and take us back. Fortunately, my husband called & after several hours of being on hold, getting disconnected & so forth, the United representative helped us fix some of the bigger issues. And—I am grateful for that— but due to the unexpected changes & never being notified, I can only give United 3 stars this time around.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Ryan Ruenroeng
    When you are verifying multiple people's contact information. It only allows you to update a single person and then continue. The app gets confused on handling the second person.
  • Review Feb 4, 2019

    By RB Dawg
    I’ve been using the app since about September. Worked great. Like everything about it. The last 2-3 weeks it seems to not work correctly. I had flights canceled then rescheduled and seem not to be able to use the app. When the flight is done it should get off the app. No need to see my flight from yesterday. I’m now trying to check in and it shows my flights from yesterday and today, even the canceled one. It needs to clear out. I have shut the app down cleared it from history. Sign in and same thing. How am I supposed to check on flights this way. I then tried to put in my reservation number and name and have to tap the screen several times and wait. I know it’s not my phone because if I tap “search” once it tells me I have to put a reservation number and name. Duh! I’m trying but it won’t let me unless I tap my screen 20-50 times. Then I have to go through the same tapping for my name. Very frustrating. This needs to be fixed asap. I gave it a 4 star because when it’s working I really don’t have any complaints. I like it better than American Airlines app.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Michelle Arbec
    some of the documentation uploads rejected but provided no reasoning - would have made it easier to resolve if I knew what was wrong. other than that, the app worked very well. :)
  • App so Good I started flying United again Dec 10, 2019

    By Qf5ve
    I love this app. It’s like Fedex plus Amtrak. Thank you United for making a quality product that actually helps me. I don’t ordinarily even leave reviews, but I fly a lot and I truly appreciate that this app makes flying more convenient. Dear people who made this thank you for adding all of those seamless features. And thank you for the in airport texts and updates too. Thanks to your app, instead of having a hair-pulling experience due to holiday traffic surrounding the airport, I was able to rebook my flight from the uber, eat a leisurely enjoyable dinner in the airport while charging my phone and taking a conference call, purchase a couple of magazines, and stroll happily to the correct gate with a confident awareness of the flight status. I had important things in my checked bags, so when I arrived I didn’t stress when the bags took a while to come out at baggage claim because I checked the app and knew they had arrived and were on their way to me. In conclusion, I love you.
  • Good App - Terrible Company Apr 27, 2018

    By ADT fan in distress
    What goodness does an app add if the “state of the art” Entertainment technology is useless when the plane WiFi does not work? Many upset customers, Bose and iPhones ready, asked the attendants if this was common. “It happens all the time”. Coast-to-Coast without Entertainment. What good is it to be able to “manage” your miles when United uses de PQM miles scam to credit miles (got less than 30% of my true miles credited, it will take me years to build enough miles to get a domestic free ticket)? But it won’t happen because I avoid United with passion and even cancelled their credit card. What’s the point? My problem with United is United, not the app. United has forgotten its customer focus and to reward loyalty. Forget even the flying experience, just take a European carrier and compare. United apps would be really useful if they were built on a platform of customer service, clearly what United is not about anymore. So I avoid United at all costs, gone to better carriers with more inferior apps.
  • In flight entertainment Jul 27, 2021

    By GooseVarg
    Overall a good app from a developer’s perspective. There are a few improvements to make with in flight wifi entertainment. 1. Navigating to the in flight entertainment was tricky. The menu option is tucked away under “more options” and the instructions do not point the user there. My guess is it was supposed to auto detect that you are connected to a united wifi access point and show you in flight options on the dashboard and that didn't work. If that’s not an existing feature, it may be a good feature to add (rather easy to implement). 2. I wasn't able to continue watching the movie I started a few hours ago on my first flight. Ford v Ferrari disappeared. However, i noticed it does take me back to where I left off during the same flight (but sort of flakey and may need additional testing there). 3 Lastly, i kept being disconnected from the access point every few minutes. This is most likely the cause of the router and not the app.
  • Disappointing 1st flight in years! Jul 20, 2018

    By United passenger NC
    I haven’t flown in 15 years, so I decided to take United after hearing good things about them. My experience was less than enjoyable. After deplaning in Houston and being unfamiliar with airport, I discovered my my next flight was leaving from a gate clear across the airport, so rushing through to arrive at my gate on time, I discovered the plane was delayed for over an hour due to bad weather in NJ. Then, they call us to board only to find out that there was a problem and we would be delayed another 15 minutes, not a huge deal. However, these delays continued for another 2 1/2 hours! We were given ridiculous excuses, one after the other, without a sincere apology or the truth. Perhaps the airline thought we should all understand and comply without a genuine explanation or compensation. They did allow us to watch a movie for free, but still charged for alcohol. When you have friends or family waiting for you at your final destination and it turns out to be 3:00 am, I think the responsibility lies with United to be sure everything is taken care of before asking passengers to board.
  • App Devs - Hope you read Sep 9, 2021

    By robertallenpayne
    I dislike leaving a “review” when I really need to submit a product complaint, but United leaves me no other obvious choice to submit feedback about the app. Overall, it’s a great app. But now that you must put in your card information into the app in order to make purchases on board, there’s a problem. I am NOT going to verify my card every time I check in for a flight. That’s just stupid. I do it once, and that should be it. I take at least two flights a week on United. So at least twice a week I’m being asked to verify a card that I verified less than 4 days ago. You may say that “we need to verify the card is still in your possession” or some other reason. Sorry. But that’s your problem. If you require us to use the app instead of presenting a card, then there are certain risks you accept. Sure. Some guy that flys once a year? Make him verify the card. Your Platinums? Stop hassling us. It’s easier for me to skip on board purchases than to have to go through a verification every time I check in. Especially since I have to click all the extra boxes now because some people are too stupid to know to not fly if they have Covid and that they have to wear a mask. I hate the dumbing down of America to its lowest common denominator. So ease up on the card verification or go back to taking cards in flight.
  • Poor experience on my recent flight- Expected better service for Premium Golda Aug 21, 2018

    By 8627352
    Had booked a round trip from EWR to Delhi. While the flight to Delhi was smooth, the return flight (August 11) was delayed by over 18 hours. After haggling with a United representative on the phone for over 45mins I was told that I could only be given a flight back option from Mumbai if I made my own arrangements to fly to Mumbai. I needed to get back to Newark by Sunday and did not have many options, I was finally given an option to fly via Munich with about a 4-5hours layover in Munich. While I my original booking was on ‘Premium Economy’ my booking on Lufthansa was done on a regular coach class and was given a middle seat to travel overnight. At Munich I went to the Miles and More lounge and presented my United Club pass (knowing that they are part of Star Alliance), however, they said that the United Club pass is not acceptable at their lounges. So I had to sit around the Munich airport for the next 4-5hours. Overall, was a painful experience and I expected better service for a Premium Gold member.
  • Big changes to flight without warning… Jun 11, 2021

    By TheGordonFamily
    I have always enjoyed United when we have used this airline, but this time was very disappointing. Only 1 day before our trip, we had looked to see what size baggage we were allowed and came to find out—not only were we leaving and coming at different times—but our layovers had changed from around 1 hour to 5 HOURS— both ways—with our plane changes in a DIFFERENT CITY! The disrespectful part? WE WERE NEVER NOTIFIED BY THE AIRLINE. When we agreed to purchase these tickets with no refund—4 months before—paying close attention to the times & layovers, & committing to our purchase, we expected United to honor their end of the deal or, at the very least, let us know! These changes greatly affected our travel plans because we were visiting our elderly parents on the farm who needed to travel several hours to pick us up from the airport and take us back. Fortunately, my husband called & after several hours of being on hold, getting disconnected & so forth, the United representative helped us fix some of the bigger issues. And—I am grateful for that— but due to the unexpected changes & never being notified, I can only give United 3 stars this time around.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Ryan Ruenroeng
    When you are verifying multiple people's contact information. It only allows you to update a single person and then continue. The app gets confused on handling the second person.
  • Review Feb 4, 2019

    By RB Dawg
    I’ve been using the app since about September. Worked great. Like everything about it. The last 2-3 weeks it seems to not work correctly. I had flights canceled then rescheduled and seem not to be able to use the app. When the flight is done it should get off the app. No need to see my flight from yesterday. I’m now trying to check in and it shows my flights from yesterday and today, even the canceled one. It needs to clear out. I have shut the app down cleared it from history. Sign in and same thing. How am I supposed to check on flights this way. I then tried to put in my reservation number and name and have to tap the screen several times and wait. I know it’s not my phone because if I tap “search” once it tells me I have to put a reservation number and name. Duh! I’m trying but it won’t let me unless I tap my screen 20-50 times. Then I have to go through the same tapping for my name. Very frustrating. This needs to be fixed asap. I gave it a 4 star because when it’s working I really don’t have any complaints. I like it better than American Airlines app.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Michelle Arbec
    some of the documentation uploads rejected but provided no reasoning - would have made it easier to resolve if I knew what was wrong. other than that, the app worked very well. :)
  • App so Good I started flying United again Dec 10, 2019

    By Qf5ve
    I love this app. It’s like Fedex plus Amtrak. Thank you United for making a quality product that actually helps me. I don’t ordinarily even leave reviews, but I fly a lot and I truly appreciate that this app makes flying more convenient. Dear people who made this thank you for adding all of those seamless features. And thank you for the in airport texts and updates too. Thanks to your app, instead of having a hair-pulling experience due to holiday traffic surrounding the airport, I was able to rebook my flight from the uber, eat a leisurely enjoyable dinner in the airport while charging my phone and taking a conference call, purchase a couple of magazines, and stroll happily to the correct gate with a confident awareness of the flight status. I had important things in my checked bags, so when I arrived I didn’t stress when the bags took a while to come out at baggage claim because I checked the app and knew they had arrived and were on their way to me. In conclusion, I love you.
  • Good App - Terrible Company Apr 27, 2018

    By ADT fan in distress
    What goodness does an app add if the “state of the art” Entertainment technology is useless when the plane WiFi does not work? Many upset customers, Bose and iPhones ready, asked the attendants if this was common. “It happens all the time”. Coast-to-Coast without Entertainment. What good is it to be able to “manage” your miles when United uses de PQM miles scam to credit miles (got less than 30% of my true miles credited, it will take me years to build enough miles to get a domestic free ticket)? But it won’t happen because I avoid United with passion and even cancelled their credit card. What’s the point? My problem with United is United, not the app. United has forgotten its customer focus and to reward loyalty. Forget even the flying experience, just take a European carrier and compare. United apps would be really useful if they were built on a platform of customer service, clearly what United is not about anymore. So I avoid United at all costs, gone to better carriers with more inferior apps.
  • In flight entertainment Jul 27, 2021

    By GooseVarg
    Overall a good app from a developer’s perspective. There are a few improvements to make with in flight wifi entertainment. 1. Navigating to the in flight entertainment was tricky. The menu option is tucked away under “more options” and the instructions do not point the user there. My guess is it was supposed to auto detect that you are connected to a united wifi access point and show you in flight options on the dashboard and that didn't work. If that’s not an existing feature, it may be a good feature to add (rather easy to implement). 2. I wasn't able to continue watching the movie I started a few hours ago on my first flight. Ford v Ferrari disappeared. However, i noticed it does take me back to where I left off during the same flight (but sort of flakey and may need additional testing there). 3 Lastly, i kept being disconnected from the access point every few minutes. This is most likely the cause of the router and not the app.
  • Disappointing 1st flight in years! Jul 20, 2018

    By United passenger NC
    I haven’t flown in 15 years, so I decided to take United after hearing good things about them. My experience was less than enjoyable. After deplaning in Houston and being unfamiliar with airport, I discovered my my next flight was leaving from a gate clear across the airport, so rushing through to arrive at my gate on time, I discovered the plane was delayed for over an hour due to bad weather in NJ. Then, they call us to board only to find out that there was a problem and we would be delayed another 15 minutes, not a huge deal. However, these delays continued for another 2 1/2 hours! We were given ridiculous excuses, one after the other, without a sincere apology or the truth. Perhaps the airline thought we should all understand and comply without a genuine explanation or compensation. They did allow us to watch a movie for free, but still charged for alcohol. When you have friends or family waiting for you at your final destination and it turns out to be 3:00 am, I think the responsibility lies with United to be sure everything is taken care of before asking passengers to board.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Daniel Lin
    The passport scanning function didn't work, tried every which way. Get to the airport and am told that for international flights, you MUST scan the passport IN PERSON at the airport each time. Spent 20 minutes in line just to miss the boarding pass cutoff. Can't this app simply just say that passports can't be scanned using the app, rather than make one go thru a rope a dope process? App specifically says to scan your passport, but this is in contradiction to agents at airport. Which is it?
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Nerissa M
    Trying to scan my passport for the last twenty minutes to speed up things for the airport. Can't even scan it as it won't take the photo and is not automatic. Forced to download the app just to check in. Too complicated now have to arrive even earlier to the airport to get this sorted because their app failed to scan my passport.
  • Disorganized, confusing and not convenient Sep 24, 2019

    By CodyMafatu
    This app is not only not user-friendly but it’s counterintuitive. Why do we have to search all over the app just to check in for our flight why do we have to type in our last name when we’re already signed into the app and why do we have to search everywhere to pull up our boarding pass, why do we have to click link after link in order to access the flight information - no one appreciates you rearranging everything every couple of months. This app is one of the worst flight apps I am a frequent flyer and this is by far the worst of all airline apps. How would you like it if somebody snuck into your room and rearranged everything and then you can’t find anything- well that’s exactly how it is every time I open this app and you’ve updated it. You still haven’t found an easy solution - there’s only three things we need from this app one, east check-in and easy access to a boarding pass. Two, easy access to the boarding times and to see flight information, standby information etc. And three, the information on where to go for our gate. Currently, the boarding pass doesn’t even have the gate information and there’s too many links and too many options. it’s unclear, unorganized and confusing. Whoever you hired to create this app was obviously an amateur.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Shadi Wadi-Ramahi
    Downloaded the app after I signed up for milage plus. Wanted to add my trip to ORD to use app for check in. I keep getting "Your device has no connectivity".. Are you serious? How did I download app and signed in. Guess United hasn't changed since I last flew them in 1997. This be my 1st & last. I'll stick with Delta and AA with both of my Gold Status. Let's hope by giving 1 star, United employee dosent drag me out of the plane.
  • Sep 23, 2021

    By Joel Vaughn
    United just went and made their app less user friendly. You can't sort by lowest price, it's harder to edit who's traveling, less intuitive overall. Wow. This blows!
  • Total joke to checking in online Aug 6, 2019

    By Deadharted
    I always checkin 24 hours before departure on any flight. I purchased my ticket knowing I did not need to bring a carryon bag or check in anything. I do this because I like to go straight through security and have my boarding pass with me on my phone, and when I land head straight to my shuttle without waiting for baggage and head straight to work. However, trying to check in with United they say because I didn’t have a carryon or checked bag I need to see a ticket agent for my boarding pass! The whole point of basic economy was to not bringing anything to check in. So this forced me to purchase a carryon. So I do, and pay the extra $30, (which was the only charge the representative over the phone informed me of) and I will walk my carryon to the gate with me as I do with all other airlines. But, United says they will still force me to pay an extra $25 gate handling fee on top of the $30 to have them carry it from gate as I board to the plane. What is the definition of a carryon if I don’t carry it on and off myself!? Now I have to wait at baggage claim at my destination to get my carryon?! Ridiculous! Huge joke and will try my best to never fly United! Just another reason to fly a different airline. Thanks but no thanks! United I stand with all my family and friends to never fly United airlines with this experience.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Matt Shannon
    In general, the rudest flight crews in the industry. Very seldom smile. App is not as easy as other airlines either. I hope they use this feedback to train their crews to be more friendly. I'm dreading my flight tomorrow and I shouldn't be.
  • Maybe it’s me.... Sep 28, 2019

    By Sjdudjsosjxb
    I find this site extremely difficult to manage from my cell phone. Even when I’m able to sit and take my time, I cannot find the information I need. Sometimes I’ll try to check other flight options and I end up losing my original option. Trying to find an updated standby list while you’re in a hurry? forget it. Yesterday, my flight was canceled and the App did not update to show this for almost 2 hours after the cancellation. Today, I went to the gate listed on the app (as a hopeful standby passenger), when I got there the screen said “gate change, ask associate for details”. There were no “associates” to be found. The app still showed original gate. Finally found a monitor which showed new gate. It was .9 mile walk to new gate (literally, not exaggerating). Once at new gate, I asked where I can find the standby list (because I cannot find it on the app) They laughed at my unrealistic optimism and told me to check the app. So I used the archaic app to look for additional flight options. When I did this, I apparently removed my name from the existing standby list.... if I ever get home, I will make it a point to delete this app and go back to waiting 30 minutes to speak with a representative on the phone. The app is almost as bad as the airline, itself.
  • Sep 20, 2021

    By Jane Freider
    The app is completely useless when any travel documents required like a covid test. Why does it even ask me to upload all and check in if I have to do all this over again at the airport??? Just waste of my time twice :(
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By David Salvatore
    Cannot pay for checked luggage or seats with Non-American credit card. How can you claim to be an international airline when you only accept US billing address on app and website. Excellent service over the phone though.

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  • Poor experience on my recent flight- Expected better service for Premium Golda Aug 21, 2018

    By 8627352
    Had booked a round trip from EWR to Delhi. While the flight to Delhi was smooth, the return flight (August 11) was delayed by over 18 hours. After haggling with a United representative on the phone for over 45mins I was told that I could only be given a flight back option from Mumbai if I made my own arrangements to fly to Mumbai. I needed to get back to Newark by Sunday and did not have many options, I was finally given an option to fly via Munich with about a 4-5hours layover in Munich. While I my original booking was on ‘Premium Economy’ my booking on Lufthansa was done on a regular coach class and was given a middle seat to travel overnight. At Munich I went to the Miles and More lounge and presented my United Club pass (knowing that they are part of Star Alliance), however, they said that the United Club pass is not acceptable at their lounges. So I had to sit around the Munich airport for the next 4-5hours. Overall, was a painful experience and I expected better service for a Premium Gold member.
  • App so Good I started flying United again Dec 10, 2019

    By Qf5ve
    I love this app. It’s like Fedex plus Amtrak. Thank you United for making a quality product that actually helps me. I don’t ordinarily even leave reviews, but I fly a lot and I truly appreciate that this app makes flying more convenient. Dear people who made this thank you for adding all of those seamless features. And thank you for the in airport texts and updates too. Thanks to your app, instead of having a hair-pulling experience due to holiday traffic surrounding the airport, I was able to rebook my flight from the uber, eat a leisurely enjoyable dinner in the airport while charging my phone and taking a conference call, purchase a couple of magazines, and stroll happily to the correct gate with a confident awareness of the flight status. I had important things in my checked bags, so when I arrived I didn’t stress when the bags took a while to come out at baggage claim because I checked the app and knew they had arrived and were on their way to me. In conclusion, I love you.
  • Good App - Terrible Company Apr 27, 2018

    By ADT fan in distress
    What goodness does an app add if the “state of the art” Entertainment technology is useless when the plane WiFi does not work? Many upset customers, Bose and iPhones ready, asked the attendants if this was common. “It happens all the time”. Coast-to-Coast without Entertainment. What good is it to be able to “manage” your miles when United uses de PQM miles scam to credit miles (got less than 30% of my true miles credited, it will take me years to build enough miles to get a domestic free ticket)? But it won’t happen because I avoid United with passion and even cancelled their credit card. What’s the point? My problem with United is United, not the app. United has forgotten its customer focus and to reward loyalty. Forget even the flying experience, just take a European carrier and compare. United apps would be really useful if they were built on a platform of customer service, clearly what United is not about anymore. So I avoid United at all costs, gone to better carriers with more inferior apps.
  • In flight entertainment Jul 27, 2021

    By GooseVarg
    Overall a good app from a developer’s perspective. There are a few improvements to make with in flight wifi entertainment. 1. Navigating to the in flight entertainment was tricky. The menu option is tucked away under “more options” and the instructions do not point the user there. My guess is it was supposed to auto detect that you are connected to a united wifi access point and show you in flight options on the dashboard and that didn't work. If that’s not an existing feature, it may be a good feature to add (rather easy to implement). 2. I wasn't able to continue watching the movie I started a few hours ago on my first flight. Ford v Ferrari disappeared. However, i noticed it does take me back to where I left off during the same flight (but sort of flakey and may need additional testing there). 3 Lastly, i kept being disconnected from the access point every few minutes. This is most likely the cause of the router and not the app.
  • MKC Mar 23, 2019

    By mkc58
    I was prompted yesterday to go on another flight with no change fee. It wasn’t obvious that the flight options were for the *following* day. I selected, realized I made a mistake, and called right away to correct. I was then on hold more than a half hour, and two agents and an hour later I received no help. All after a day when i traveled to be at a funeral. Today, when I went to check in, the message was clearer that you were looking for people to change flights. I have been a customer and mileage plus customer for decades. Also a credit card holder. I am extremely disappointed in the service and considering canceling my card, and United as airline of choice. It’s clear United dramatically overbooked flights the entire weekend, which is irresponsible from my perspective. While I was on the phone with agents last night, I could hear other agents fighting with customers like me in the background. Please try to be better to customers in the future. Thank you
  • Bad experience, good app Mar 16, 2018

    By Natttttt D
    I flew United for the first time in a while and I found that, compared to other airline apps, their flight statuses were updated the most frequently/accurately. It told me about delays before the gate clerk even knew. As you could’ve guessed, this unfortunately means that I was on a delayed flight which caused me to miss my connection on the last flight out of Newark for the night. The app let me know right away when my connection took off, preventing the hassle of running to the gate to check, and immediately presented me with options for next steps. It provided the next United flight out of Newark and guaranteed me a seat, while also showing me flights out of nearby airports, like LaGuardia and JFK, in order to more accurately assess options and get to my destination as soon as possible. Thank you so much for alleviating the stress in a tough situation! I’ve never booked a flight using the app, so I cannot speak on that, but my experience was great.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Robbin Klaver
    I do like using the on line check in. The reminder came up in my email. A cup of coffee later. and I'm done.
  • Horrible Experience Oct 31, 2019

    By Deeply Disatisfied
    If I could rate 0 stars I would. I sat in the smallest airport in Watertown, SD. My flight kept getting delayed by small increments because of a "windshield wiper" mechanical issue. After they said the wiper was fixed they stated a small amount of paper work needed to be filled out and that we would be in the air within 45 minutes; this was almost 2 hours after arrival at the airport. The next 4 hours there was no communication from the gate agents, flight crew, and the UA app still stated that our flight was on time! After 6 hours at the airport, the staff finally came out and said our flight was cancelled. It then took another 45 minutes just to rebook us on a new flight going out the next morning all the while listening to the gate crew complain that they have had such a long and stressful day. Also, while rebooking WE had to ask to be compensated for a meal for the night.... to me, that is the least that UA should be doing for us!
  • Great experience! 💝 Dec 2, 2019

    By Sophia_Playz
    I honestly don’t understand why there are so many bad reviews. United is at an affordable price, and it flew us where we needed to go with no hassle. Great airline, I would totally recommend. Got there a few hours before boarding, got through security, and then boarded. No issues with delays, or anything. We took off and then got to our location within 3 hours. It was really good because the flight attendants helped us with whatever we needed and provided food, drinks, blankets, and pillows for all passengers. It is also an awesome thing that they provide you with movies for entertainment, since there is no way to reach internet on an aircraft. The United Airlines app is very helpful with information. You can sign up for a text message subscription service and get new details about your flight 24/7. There should not be this many bad reviews because United Airlines gets you the best experience for the best price.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By officialgetfresh
    From there previous updates it makes everything a very smooth process. I love the app and have nothing negative to say.
  • Review Feb 4, 2019

    By RB Dawg
    I’ve been using the app since about September. Worked great. Like everything about it. The last 2-3 weeks it seems to not work correctly. I had flights canceled then rescheduled and seem not to be able to use the app. When the flight is done it should get off the app. No need to see my flight from yesterday. I’m now trying to check in and it shows my flights from yesterday and today, even the canceled one. It needs to clear out. I have shut the app down cleared it from history. Sign in and same thing. How am I supposed to check on flights this way. I then tried to put in my reservation number and name and have to tap the screen several times and wait. I know it’s not my phone because if I tap “search” once it tells me I have to put a reservation number and name. Duh! I’m trying but it won’t let me unless I tap my screen 20-50 times. Then I have to go through the same tapping for my name. Very frustrating. This needs to be fixed asap. I gave it a 4 star because when it’s working I really don’t have any complaints. I like it better than American Airlines app.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Michelle Arbec
    some of the documentation uploads rejected but provided no reasoning - would have made it easier to resolve if I knew what was wrong. other than that, the app worked very well. :)
  • Incoherent Nov 15, 2018

    By peter h klein
    Having already checked in on line I assumed the untied app would have that information but it did not. Then had to start “check-in” process on app to be recognized. That process then required I have the confirmation # ready available which has to be found in a previous email or paper document. Also, the mileage plus number in NEVER listed, save the last three digits. WHY! Working between the online platform and United app simply lacks any cohesion or friendly interface. While online “super security” is appreciated on the large scale, it, and other factors makes all of United’s user platforms feel clunky and unwelcoming. Final example: when checking in online it was nearly impossible to add Milage Plus numbers to get credit for this flight. My wife, Theresa Klein, had to go through a paper file we keep with travel records just to locate her MP # and mine could not be located so miles will be lost unless I take the time to sort through more papers or d emails to eventually find the number for Peter Klein...SO FRUSTRATING.
  • App Devs - Hope you read Sep 9, 2021

    By robertallenpayne
    I dislike leaving a “review” when I really need to submit a product complaint, but United leaves me no other obvious choice to submit feedback about the app. Overall, it’s a great app. But now that you must put in your card information into the app in order to make purchases on board, there’s a problem. I am NOT going to verify my card every time I check in for a flight. That’s just stupid. I do it once, and that should be it. I take at least two flights a week on United. So at least twice a week I’m being asked to verify a card that I verified less than 4 days ago. You may say that “we need to verify the card is still in your possession” or some other reason. Sorry. But that’s your problem. If you require us to use the app instead of presenting a card, then there are certain risks you accept. Sure. Some guy that flys once a year? Make him verify the card. Your Platinums? Stop hassling us. It’s easier for me to skip on board purchases than to have to go through a verification every time I check in. Especially since I have to click all the extra boxes now because some people are too stupid to know to not fly if they have Covid and that they have to wear a mask. I hate the dumbing down of America to its lowest common denominator. So ease up on the card verification or go back to taking cards in flight.
  • Big changes to flight without warning… Jun 11, 2021

    By TheGordonFamily
    I have always enjoyed United when we have used this airline, but this time was very disappointing. Only 1 day before our trip, we had looked to see what size baggage we were allowed and came to find out—not only were we leaving and coming at different times—but our layovers had changed from around 1 hour to 5 HOURS— both ways—with our plane changes in a DIFFERENT CITY! The disrespectful part? WE WERE NEVER NOTIFIED BY THE AIRLINE. When we agreed to purchase these tickets with no refund—4 months before—paying close attention to the times & layovers, & committing to our purchase, we expected United to honor their end of the deal or, at the very least, let us know! These changes greatly affected our travel plans because we were visiting our elderly parents on the farm who needed to travel several hours to pick us up from the airport and take us back. Fortunately, my husband called & after several hours of being on hold, getting disconnected & so forth, the United representative helped us fix some of the bigger issues. And—I am grateful for that— but due to the unexpected changes & never being notified, I can only give United 3 stars this time around.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Ryan Ruenroeng
    When you are verifying multiple people's contact information. It only allows you to update a single person and then continue. The app gets confused on handling the second person.
  • Disappointing 1st flight in years! Jul 20, 2018

    By United passenger NC
    I haven’t flown in 15 years, so I decided to take United after hearing good things about them. My experience was less than enjoyable. After deplaning in Houston and being unfamiliar with airport, I discovered my my next flight was leaving from a gate clear across the airport, so rushing through to arrive at my gate on time, I discovered the plane was delayed for over an hour due to bad weather in NJ. Then, they call us to board only to find out that there was a problem and we would be delayed another 15 minutes, not a huge deal. However, these delays continued for another 2 1/2 hours! We were given ridiculous excuses, one after the other, without a sincere apology or the truth. Perhaps the airline thought we should all understand and comply without a genuine explanation or compensation. They did allow us to watch a movie for free, but still charged for alcohol. When you have friends or family waiting for you at your final destination and it turns out to be 3:00 am, I think the responsibility lies with United to be sure everything is taken care of before asking passengers to board.
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By Roberto Angelino
    For those of you who are having issues scanning your passport. I got it to work by turning off wifi. Still knocking 2 stars off for bad error msg.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Matt Shannon
    In general, the rudest flight crews in the industry. Very seldom smile. App is not as easy as other airlines either. I hope they use this feedback to train their crews to be more friendly. I'm dreading my flight tomorrow and I shouldn't be.
  • Sep 20, 2021

    By Jane Freider
    The app is completely useless when any travel documents required like a covid test. Why does it even ask me to upload all and check in if I have to do all this over again at the airport??? Just waste of my time twice :(
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Clay Tillman
    Passport scan feature is absolute garbage. Rest of the app is okay, but this is an important feature.
  • Sep 5, 2021

    By Jim Klugman
    I use this app a lot - over 30 flights this year. For its basic functions, it performs well enough. An infinite source of frustration is after logging in to check my account status, I then have to log in AGAIN the track my Premier status. Here's the priceless part: I'm informed that "we don't recognize this device" and I'm required to wade through security questions even though I've selected the "remember me" option.
  • Frustrating finding flight info or progress to premier May 22, 2019

    By katie111222333444554
    I travel for my job, basically every week. When you have multiple flights booked, the app makes it very difficult to find the info on your later flights until your current flight has landed. You have to go into your profile and do a roundabout process in order to locate the info on your other flights, or even to check in for your return flight (which is very frustrating if you fly in/out of a city in the same day). Also, in order to see my progress towards premier, I have to click the link in the app which takes me to an external site where I enter my login info again. This is annoying bc I can’t remember my rewards number, so I end up getting locked out after multiple attempts and need to change my password. Another thing that I just noticed is annoying when trying to submit this review is that I have to enter a nickname for myself when submitting. I’ve now tried 8 iterations of my name but all have been previously taken, so apparently I cannot submit a review without a unique nickname. This is ridiculous.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Daniel Lin
    The passport scanning function didn't work, tried every which way. Get to the airport and am told that for international flights, you MUST scan the passport IN PERSON at the airport each time. Spent 20 minutes in line just to miss the boarding pass cutoff. Can't this app simply just say that passports can't be scanned using the app, rather than make one go thru a rope a dope process? App specifically says to scan your passport, but this is in contradiction to agents at airport. Which is it?
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Nerissa M
    Trying to scan my passport for the last twenty minutes to speed up things for the airport. Can't even scan it as it won't take the photo and is not automatic. Forced to download the app just to check in. Too complicated now have to arrive even earlier to the airport to get this sorted because their app failed to scan my passport.
  • Disorganized, confusing and not convenient Sep 24, 2019

    By CodyMafatu
    This app is not only not user-friendly but it’s counterintuitive. Why do we have to search all over the app just to check in for our flight why do we have to type in our last name when we’re already signed into the app and why do we have to search everywhere to pull up our boarding pass, why do we have to click link after link in order to access the flight information - no one appreciates you rearranging everything every couple of months. This app is one of the worst flight apps I am a frequent flyer and this is by far the worst of all airline apps. How would you like it if somebody snuck into your room and rearranged everything and then you can’t find anything- well that’s exactly how it is every time I open this app and you’ve updated it. You still haven’t found an easy solution - there’s only three things we need from this app one, east check-in and easy access to a boarding pass. Two, easy access to the boarding times and to see flight information, standby information etc. And three, the information on where to go for our gate. Currently, the boarding pass doesn’t even have the gate information and there’s too many links and too many options. it’s unclear, unorganized and confusing. Whoever you hired to create this app was obviously an amateur.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Shadi Wadi-Ramahi
    Downloaded the app after I signed up for milage plus. Wanted to add my trip to ORD to use app for check in. I keep getting "Your device has no connectivity".. Are you serious? How did I download app and signed in. Guess United hasn't changed since I last flew them in 1997. This be my 1st & last. I'll stick with Delta and AA with both of my Gold Status. Let's hope by giving 1 star, United employee dosent drag me out of the plane.
  • Sep 23, 2021

    By Joel Vaughn
    United just went and made their app less user friendly. You can't sort by lowest price, it's harder to edit who's traveling, less intuitive overall. Wow. This blows!
  • Total joke to checking in online Aug 6, 2019

    By Deadharted
    I always checkin 24 hours before departure on any flight. I purchased my ticket knowing I did not need to bring a carryon bag or check in anything. I do this because I like to go straight through security and have my boarding pass with me on my phone, and when I land head straight to my shuttle without waiting for baggage and head straight to work. However, trying to check in with United they say because I didn’t have a carryon or checked bag I need to see a ticket agent for my boarding pass! The whole point of basic economy was to not bringing anything to check in. So this forced me to purchase a carryon. So I do, and pay the extra $30, (which was the only charge the representative over the phone informed me of) and I will walk my carryon to the gate with me as I do with all other airlines. But, United says they will still force me to pay an extra $25 gate handling fee on top of the $30 to have them carry it from gate as I board to the plane. What is the definition of a carryon if I don’t carry it on and off myself!? Now I have to wait at baggage claim at my destination to get my carryon?! Ridiculous! Huge joke and will try my best to never fly United! Just another reason to fly a different airline. Thanks but no thanks! United I stand with all my family and friends to never fly United airlines with this experience.
  • Maybe it’s me.... Sep 28, 2019

    By Sjdudjsosjxb
    I find this site extremely difficult to manage from my cell phone. Even when I’m able to sit and take my time, I cannot find the information I need. Sometimes I’ll try to check other flight options and I end up losing my original option. Trying to find an updated standby list while you’re in a hurry? forget it. Yesterday, my flight was canceled and the App did not update to show this for almost 2 hours after the cancellation. Today, I went to the gate listed on the app (as a hopeful standby passenger), when I got there the screen said “gate change, ask associate for details”. There were no “associates” to be found. The app still showed original gate. Finally found a monitor which showed new gate. It was .9 mile walk to new gate (literally, not exaggerating). Once at new gate, I asked where I can find the standby list (because I cannot find it on the app) They laughed at my unrealistic optimism and told me to check the app. So I used the archaic app to look for additional flight options. When I did this, I apparently removed my name from the existing standby list.... if I ever get home, I will make it a point to delete this app and go back to waiting 30 minutes to speak with a representative on the phone. The app is almost as bad as the airline, itself.
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By David Salvatore
    Cannot pay for checked luggage or seats with Non-American credit card. How can you claim to be an international airline when you only accept US billing address on app and website. Excellent service over the phone though.
  • Sep 23, 2021

    By Richard Lee
    Travel Center doesn't work for a laptop or Google Play version. The "Complete and upload your destination entry forms" doesn't work and keeps looping me.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Toni Bell
    I usually fly with delta and from now on no matter if I have to pay extra I will always choose delta. I do not like united so far and I haven't even flown yet. so I understand that they are doing the touchless pay and if I want to have drinks or snacks I had to put it in now. I put my card info in and it already charged me a $1 just to be setup for touchless paying that is required! another thing is that a third checked bag is $150! that's like buying another plane ticket. I could keep going

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