United, Continental, Encourage Mobile Boarding

United Continental Holdings, Inc. , the parent company of United Airlines and Continental Airlines, will donate $1 to help Protect an Acre with its global nonprofit partner Conservation International for every customer who uses a mobile boarding document on Earth Day, April 22.

For customers who use the Continental Mobile App for Android or iPhone, the company will double the contribution to $2.

Conservation International's Protect an Acre program works to curb tropical deforestation, a leading cause of climate change, while preserving the livelihoods of local communities and the natural habitats of threatened species.

More than 10 million customers have used their cell phone or PDA at 89 domestic and international airports equipped to accept mobile boarding passes since the airlines introduced the program in 2007. United and Continental customers have saved approximately 1,200 trees by opting to board using a mobile device in lieu of a printed boarding pass.--Tanya Irwin

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