From the time you book your United flight, you should be able to start receiving timely updates by email or mobile phone. That is if you create a MileagePlus account at https://mobile.united.com or https://www.united.com before or during the flight booking process. Using the United flight status tools available online makes it easy for you to keep up to date so that your flight schedule doesn’t result to unnecessary inconveniences. Flight tracking services are increasingly becoming essential these days considering the numerous factors that from time to time cause flight schedule changes. You don’t want to have flight experiences that can potentially ruin your whole trip, so it is important to take advantage of the timely United flight status alerts through email or text message.
All MileagePlus members enjoy the flight status notification subscription service. It helps just to know if your United flight will be on time, cancelled or delayed, rather than to be caught unawares when such changes occur without your knowledge. You normally receive an alert if your flight delays for more than 20 minutes or any other change affects the United flight status. Every flight reservation must therefore be associated with an email address through which you can receive updates. You can always add an email address to your reservation for that purpose. That is done at united.com by accessing your reservation and entering flight “Confirmation Number” and “Last Name”. Under the price section, you then choose “Add E-mail Address and Request Receipt”
Changing your flight status notification subscription settings allows you to choose if you would like to receive alerts on gate information, departure time, delays or canceled flights. You can start receiving hourly alerts about 4 hours before the time of departure. These flight reminders can be signed for individually depending on your personal preferences, but of course it helps not to miss any particular piece of information on your flight status. A gate change for instance may require changing your parking location or if using ground transportation choosing where you should be dropped off. Such changes can be tricky if happening at the last few hours before departure.
The email subscriptions in your account also allow for updates to be received even by other people you are not traveling with. This can be very helpful if you want a loved one of friend to receive you at your destination airport on time. Flight reminders can serve a lot of travel needs depending on your circumstances, so it always important to choose every piece of information you may need if available.