Airlines have been doing Mobile Check-in and Paperless boarding on domestic services
for a while now but today United have made this facility available on their
Check-in will be available for customers to use from 24 hours before boarding
and the paperless boarding option allows a customer to board via an electronic
boarding pass on their phone, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile or
other smart phone device.
United Airlines Paperless boarding option will only be available on departures
from the following airports:
to introduce the mobile boarding pass option at additional international
airports, including Frankfurt, Tokyo Narita and Hong Kong, in the coming
media release from United Airlines can be read below:
UNITED ANNOUNCES MOBILE CHECK-IN AND PAPERLESS BOARDING FOR
Continental Holdings, Inc. today announced the expansion of mobile check-in and
mobile boarding passes to United customers traveling with international
itineraries. Customers may check in at united.com using a
Web-enabled mobile device beginning 24 hours before departure.
United’s mobile boarding pass option is now available to customers departing
from airports in London, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich, Moscow
and Osaka. United plans to introduce the mobile boarding pass option at
additional international airports, including Frankfurt, Tokyo Narita and Hong
Kong, in the coming months. United currently offers paperless boarding at 62
U.S. airports, including its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Washington Dulles, San
Francisco and Los Angeles.
“The expansion of our mobile check-in feature and
paperless boarding option to international travel enables our customers to
enjoy even more flexibility and control throughout their travel experience,” said Martin
Hand, vice president of customer experience.
Airlines currently offers the mobile boarding pass option at 70 airports,
including its hubs in New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and international
destinations including London, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels, Zurich, Geneva,
Amsterdam and Saipan. Customers flying on any Continental flight may check in
using a Web-enabled mobile device.
Continental mobile boarding passes display a two-dimensional bar code along
with customer and flight information, which scanners at the security checkpoint
and boarding gate validate. A refresh of the mobile boarding pass will reflect
any changes to seat assignments, gate changes and upgrade confirmations. The
technology prevents manipulation or duplication of the boarding passes and
to using the more environmentally friendly paperless boarding pass option,
customers may also use Web-enabled mobile devices to check flight status,
flight availability, itineraries and Mileage Plus® accounts, and sign up for
notification via email, phone or text message of any changes to flight status.
With the My ItinerariesSM function, customers can view their
itineraries and, in the event of missed connections, see the flights on which
they have been automatically rebooked, rather than waiting in line at the
airport for agent assistance.