United is the first U.S. airline to support ‘Live Activities’ for iPhone, giving customers real-time access to their boarding pass, gate and seat number, and countdown clock to departure time on their lock screen or while unlocked in the ‘Dynamic Island’, all without opening the United app.
“We’re seeing soaring demand for travel this summer, and ‘Live Activities’ puts all the flight information you need right at your fingertips, whether your iPhone is locked or you’re doing something else like checking email, listening to music or texting friends,” said Linda Jojo, Chief Customer Officer, United. “This new feature is another way United is leveraging technology to improve our customers’ travel journey. It’s going to save passengers a lot of time, and we think they’re going to love it, especially during a busy travel season.”
‘Live Activities’ helps United customers with iPhones stay informed in real time, so they can see live flight updates, flight details and alerts right on the lock screen or in the ‘Dynamic Island’ on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
With a quick glance at the iPhone screen, customers can:
- Get details like the flight number, on-time status, inbound aircraft status, estimated departure and arrival times, and more in the ‘Live Activity’ on the lock screen or the ‘Dynamic Island’ when expanded.
- Open their boarding pass directly from the ‘Live Activity’ to easily scan during security check-in or while boarding their flight.
- See departure and arrival gates, pre- and in-flight countdowns, and baggage carousel information right in the ‘Dynamic Island’.