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‘Tis the season for stocking-stuffers, and here’s one from United: an easy 1,000 frequent flyer miles for sampling the latest check-in technology.
Through December 31, Mileage Plus members can earn 1,000 bonus miles for checking in for a United or United Express flight on a smartphone, using the airline’s new mobile check-in app.
The process, as described by United, is simple:
United’s mobile app also allows travelers to check flight status, choose seats, and review their Mileage Plus accounts.
To earn the bonus, registration is required.
Deal or No Deal
This is the future of managing travel, just as online booking from a home computer was more than a decade ago. So you might as well get used to it.
Plus it’s very cool.
There’s no good reason not to earn a bonus for test-driving the new technology.
Reader Reality Check
Have you used a mobile device to check in for a flight?
Any issues with the airline’s scanners reading the boarding pass from your smartphone’s screen?