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Alaska Airlines' iPhone App Will Hook You Up With a Mobile Boarding Pass

September 14, 2011 at 8:30 AM | by | ()

It’s been a little bit of time since we saw the very first mobile boarding passes, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to join the party. They’ve got WiFi all over Alaska, and now Alaska Airlines is bringing mobile boarding passes to their latest version of their travel app for iPhone and iPod Touch users.

Next time you’re flying up north or to the islands, don’t waste that valuable toner or ink; it’s all available online and in your pocket. Alaska Airlines thinks the new app is awesome and that it’s like a personal concierge service—though that may be a slight exaggeration—but it’s still pretty darn snazzy and definitely worthwhile.

In addition to confusing the TSA agents with your electrified boarding pass, the new app also has a spot to check-in for flights, to track flight status, create flight alerts, and of course to set one of those handy dandy parking reminders. There’s also the ability to access your reservation to switch around seats, and they’d love to hook you up with a rental car or hotel to go along with your flight.

For Android fans, they haven’t forgotten about you! Alaska Airlines is planning to roll out similar stuff for that mobile flavor later in the year. For now you’ll have to stick with paper, as you just longingly stare into the glare of your traveling companion’s iPhone.

[Photo: Alaska Airlines via intomobile]

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