UAL says that its customers check their mobile boarding pass and flight status nearly 800,000 times a day and the widget and Dynamic Island feature will make this easier and faster for United customers to see the status of their flights.
UAL flight information from the UAL live widget
Linda Jojo, Chief Customer Officer for United, said, “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. 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.”
According to UAL, iPhone users using the widget or the Dynamic Island will be able to:
- 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.