Flying is already unpleasant enough with all the TSA body scanners and unruly children kicking the back of your seat and screaming their heads off until you just have to scream back at them and the flight attendant has to ask you both to stop, but she also gives you some pretzels to make you feel better... adding a crappy mobile app in the mix is just too much. Luckily, the United Airlines app has just gotten a big 2.0 update.

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Here's the full list of new features.

  • All-new Android friendly design
  • Improved booking search results, giving you the choice of a list view for more flights on the screen, or an expanded view for a more detailed display
  • Multi-segment award bookings
  • Enhanced calendar selection for flight search
  • All-new seat map design
  • New mobile boarding pass display with enhanced multi-passenger view
  • Streamlined flight status look and feel

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There are some screens of the old interface below for you to compare – clearly this is a huge step in the right direction. That old UI was just horrible. Now it's looking very native to Android, and even comes with a nice little widget for frequent fliers. The overall UI is the biggest change, but the improved functionality is great too. The app is free, but the flights are much less free.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

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  • Aooga

    Much better, but the icon is still HIDEOUS.

  • Martin

    Damn, everyday I see apps being updated with really nice look.. Good job devs making them as good as iOS 7!

    • JulieDManzi

      my Aunty Grace got a nearly new blue Kia by working part

      time from the internet. look at this now


    • Kcls

      Yeah, love seeing apps get updated that follow the proper guidelines! Encourages others to do the same.

  • topgun966

    Yay, my employer is awesome :). I love my job.

    • s

      kiss ass.