By Joanne Bladd
Passengers in Dubai will be able to use their smartphones to check in, rather than boarding passes
Passengers travelling with Emirates Airline will now be able to scan their smartphones rather than paper slips at airport gates.
Emirates, the Arab world’s largest carrier, has become the latest airline to offer mobile boarding passes for customers equipped with internet-enabled phones or tablet devices.
Emirates passengers travelling out of Dubai can now log on to www.emirates.com to check in for their flight and receive a link to a bar-coded boarding pass on the smartphone.
Once at the airport, passengers can scan the barcode, which is displayed on the screen of the mobile device, at security and during boarding.
The mobile boarding pass can be read at all check-in counters, airport security check points, boarding gates and immigration points in Dubai airport, Emirates said in a statement.
“Following the launch in Dubai, over 30 other mobile boarding pass compliant airports have been identified for implementation across the Emirates network,” the airline said.
Airlines are increasingly moving towards paperless boarding passes as the prevalence of BlackBerrys, iPads and other mobile devices spreads.
British Airways in November unveiled plans to allow Gulf air travellers to use their mobile handsets in place of boarding passes.
Finally they give trust people not to replicate their boarding passes. it is a nice technology that requires internet to get the boarding pass. the best part is that you cant document the boarding pass for a later trip, as u will not have internet in the next airport.
by the way, this technology is available at Air Canada in-Canada flights.