Online flight check in
Who are you flying with? Most airlines now offer a mobile phone check in service, which is what I use. Phone becomes boarding pass.
Not all airports operate scanners that will work with phones/tablets, though, but most major ones do. I’ve barely used a paper boarding pass in years!
Failing that, you can check in online, and then pick up a paper boarding pass at the airport, either at the desk or through one of the self service kiosks.Posted 5 years ago
Check in online , select the collect at airport option.
Unless your flying from some hellhole. 😀 – west africa i always print out two copies of my boarding pass.
When flying out of aberdeen i rarely take a paper ticket – always use my phone these days.
I have in the past even had them scan an ipad when my phone battery ran out after a long train journey through holland.Posted 5 years ago
Got a couple of flights coming up (boring work stuff). I prefer to check in online, but won’t be near a printer while I’m travelling. Can you get through an aiport and onto a flight showing the .pdf of the boarding pass displayed on a phone? I’ve heard of it, not sure if it’s an urban myth or not?Posted 5 years agobreatheeasyMember
Careful. IIRC on some you need to show the airlines mobile app version of the boarding pass, NOT just a PDF on your phone.
Checkin online, then go to the airport. If they’ve got a self service kiosk it should let you print out a boarding pass. BA certainly does, though I just flash the app version on my phone.Posted 5 years ago
Do you collect air miles? Because often you need a paper pass in the event of a dispute, at least to comply with the resolution process. As one frequent flyer I know once said to me, “Friends don’t let friends use mobile boarding passes”
All my boarding passes are saved in the BA app until I don’t need them any more. So, not a problem at all.
So, this frequent flyer disagrees with the one you know! 🙂
Also, I’ve never had a single problem with BA/OneWorld sorting out my miles and Tier Points. Although it really hurt they took 1500 of the latter away….Then again, they did send me something to make up for it. 8)Posted 5 years agodbSubscriber
if I want a paper pass the nice lady in the lounge will print me one whilst I sip a free beer – but I mostly use a link to web page and open that. Only issue is phone going flat or lack of signal neither have been an issue in Europe.
PDF with no mobile bar code will NOT work in the airports I’ve usedPosted 5 years agojambalayaSubscriber
BA have an app that shows the “barcode thingy” which they can scan at the gate. I tried it once and it worked fine but seems high risk to me if phone battery dies. I check in online and collect boarding pass at airport. Know some budget airlines (including they who shall not be named) require you to print before arrival but proper airlines don’t. I would have thought a PDF on a phone wouldn’t be enough at security.Posted 5 years ago
The topic ‘Online flight check in’ is closed to new replies.