Mobile Boarding Passes Come to British Airways' iPhone App
Can you believe that British Airways has had an iPhone app for two years? That puts them with the first of the airlines to have one, even if it was only for iPhones and didn't have many features; you could only check arrival and departure times and look at timetables.
But a few days ago, British Airways celebrated their two-year anniversary of being in the App store by releasing a seriously upgraded version, in addition to launching apps for Android and Blackberry. The app now includes the ability to check your BA Executive Club account, manage bookings, change flights, access airport and flight information, check out the British Airways Twitter and check in to your flight on the go. The most notable new feature however, is definitely mobile boarding passes.
Currently the only BA route to support the mobile boarding pass is the short London-Heathrow to Edinburgh route, but the majority of BA's other domestic routes will begin to use them by August 2010. Not if only we could check into a JFK-LHR flight via our iPhone, we'd be all set.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Mobile boarding passes are God's gift to modern air travel.
[Images: iTunes App Store]