Mobile Boarding Passes Aren't Just for the Major Airlines Anymore
July 9, 2013 at 6:57 AM
The major carriers across the globe are no strangers to the wonders and magic of the digital boarding pass. However, many of the low-cost carriers seem to be a little behind with the mobile technology, as many still require the old-fashioned paper boarding pass—and even charge you a fee for the pleasure. It looks like EasyJet is taking a step in the right direction, however, as the carrier just expanding their mobile capabilities.
A few months ago they introduced mobile check-in and boarding passes, but at the time things were somewhat limited. That’s no longer the case, as now the carrier has expanded mobile services to around 38 different airports across Europe. This is really good news for those who don’t lug a printer around with them while traveling.
Spots like Paris, Rome, and Berlin are now all available to your mobile check-in delight, and some airports even support boarding passes for a number of people in your party. At certain airports—like Manchester and London-Southend—as many as five passengers from the same group can do the online check-in thing from just a single phone, computer, tablet, or whatever else you have.
We haven’t had the chance to check things out for ourselves, but judging from the screenshots it looks like Passbook capabilities are even an option with the iOS flavor of the app. For Android fans there’s similar goodness as well, including flight status updates straight from EasyJet Operations Control Centre—neat.