Using United mobile app to check-in and saving a copy of BP?

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  1. PhlyingRPh
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    I mentioned to the UC hostess this morning that none of my flights from last week credited to my account and that I don't have BP copies as backup since I used the mobile app to check-in. She stated that "most of the guys are saving the BP as a PDF to their mobile phone".

    Now, I can save the BP if I send it via email to my phone, but not if I check-in and display the BP within the app. I was wondering if anyone has come up with a workable solution to checking-in via the app and saving a copy of the BP at the same time? BTW, my devices are a Samsung Galaxy SII and an iPhone 4S.
     
  2. mht_flyer
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    When you use the iPhone app, you can email your boarding pass to your email. That comes in PDF format, but you have to ask it to email it to you as well as the link to the mobile bp.

    You can still also use the mobile boarding pass as the iPhone app stores the mobile BP as well on the home screen of the app.
     
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  3. Wandering Aramean
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    Screenshot with the iPhone is pretty easy, right?

    I've personally forgone the electronic BP options knowing that I'd want a paper trail for the first 3-4 months of this year.
     
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    Screenshot with the iPhone can be achieved by pressing the top button and the home button simultaneously, FWIW.
     
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  5. Hannaman
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    I never do mobile BP with CO's technology. Just way too flaky to trust.
     
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    I only just figured out how to do this after owning an iPhone for 3+ years. An instruction manual would be helpful to have in the box.
     
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    Why bother with a screen shot. /picture with iPhone? The iPhone app allows you to both email a PDF boarding pass as well as use the mobile pass.

    I've been checking in on the iPhone app, emailing me a boarding pass PDF and then using the kiosk to actually print a paper BP out.
     
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    It is, sort of ;)

    The instruction manual ("iPhone User Guide") is a Bookmark in Safari, down towards the bottom of the list.

    theBOAT
     
  9. Blue Skye
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    i never knew that. thanks!
     
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  10. davef139

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    Why not just print out at kiosk in airport? I do that checkin online or by phone and print at the airprot for my records
     
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    That requires standing in a queue at the airport. Why do that if you don't have to?
     
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    Didn't realize I could save a screenshot w/ my iPhone. Thanks for all the replies.
     
  13. avflyer
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    Why not get a real phone?:cool:
     
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    Neither did I. Apparently there still needs to be an instruction manual in the box to tell you to read the instruction manual on the phone. :p
     
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    The iPhone manuals have been available online for all the versions of the phone. Was pretty easy to find, actually... so not sure why this was such a mystery. http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf
     
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    I have never seen lines at self serve kiosks.
     
  17. Scottrick
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    I didn't even know there was a manuals page. IME every time I go looking for instructions all I find is the promotional pages telling you about the features and why you should buy a new whatever.
     
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    exactly. and usually you need to know how to do something on your phone when you are not near a computer. so looking it up online is a bit laborious to find what you need right then. of course, this may just be me. LOL!

    OTOH, i do know that just about anything you want to know or hack is on the internet. all it takes is time and motivation to find the right set of instructions. (i only mention this b/c i am quite chuffed that i was able to "learn" how to remove subtitles from a video file so i could watch it via my HD box. it is the little things that make feel victorious.)
     
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    I have, but even having to stand there is a pain for me (literally), so I just would rather have my ducks in a row and go straight through security.
     

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