British Airways Now Checks You In for a Flight Without Having to Ask
The ability to check-in online has been pretty darn awesome. Not only can we ditch the traditional paper boarding pass, but checking in from the comfort of our mobile device usually saves time and an extra stop at the airport. Now it looks like British Airways is taking things one step further, and they’re doing so by kind-of eliminating the idea of online check-in.
No need to start clicking away 24 hours before your flight, as now British Airways is testing a new system where you’re automatically checked-in for your flight. Testing begins this month—mostly in France—where passengers are magically registered for their flight, assigned a seat, and they’re even sent over an electronic boarding pass. It’s all done behind the scenes without the need to log-on, touch, tap, or click.
British Airways insists that passengers will always be able to opt-out of the automation, and that they’ll also be able to choose different seats—assuming better ones are available. Things are just in testing mode at the moment, but if things catch on it’s feasible that the system could be rolled out to all passengers by the end of 2013.