It’s been a good day for big-name apps. First Pandora, now the free and official United Airlines app for Windows Phone 8 has touched down in the Store—a nearly perfect pairing for frequent travelers. Download it here
The app makes it easier to skip the lines, reservation agents, and hold music and get straight to where you want to go. Reserve and book flights, check in, get your boarding pass, change or upgrade your seat, access maps of airport terminals worldwide— even play Sudoku while you’re aboard. Live Tiles let you pin specific reservation and flight information to your Start screen, and flight status and gate information can be pushed to your lock screen.