Mobile Boarding Passes Are God's Gift to Modern Air Travel
We had a huge problem. Last week, when we hopped all around Germany on Lufthansa flights leading up to the big A380 First Flight, we needed to check into several flights and had no easy access to a printer, nor did we want to wait in a line at the airport to deal with an agent. Therefore we turned to the newest technologymobile boarding passesand quickly fell in love with them.
Mobile boarding passes are had simply by checking in online via your smartphone. The airline then emails or texts you a code which will be scanned at the airport, in lieu of a paper printout. They are only offered on a few airlines and only so many of their flights. In the US, airlines like United, Continental and American are seeking to expand the program to over 30 airports, banishing long ticket line waits and last-minute Kinko's runs.
On the international scene, it's Air Canada, Lufthansa and SAS pioneering the technology. Needless to say, we felt über cool using just our phone to get through security and board both our Frankfurt-Hamburg and Düsselforf-Newark flights.
The easiest way to discover if your flight offers mobile boarding passes is to use your phone to access your airline's mobile website or app. If it lets you check into your flight on the phone, a mobile boarding pass option will appear to either email or text the boarding pass. If it is not available, then the site will ask you to print the .pdf file like normal.
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