26 JUL

Airlines Bring Mobile Boarding Passes to iPhone

by Marianne Schultz
 

American Airlines has released a new app that provides travelers with a number of utilities including flight details, standby list tracking, mobile boarding passes and more. The app hit the App Store early this morning and is free.

The full list of the app’s features is as follows:

  • Enter your login & password only once: saving your info allows the app to push your upcoming flight details to your home screen, automatically
  • Set a parking reminder
  • Monitor your place on the standby list
  • Track your Elite Status progress
  • View personal flight details: get your gate, seat and flight status info at a glance
  • Access your mobile boarding pass: the app saves it for you, so it’s always easy to find
  • Use GPS to locate the nearest American Airlines serviced airport
  • View terminal maps
  • Play Sudoku

American Airlines states in its press release that future updates to the app will take advantage of its GPS capabilities and offer push notifications. An iPad-specific version of the app will also be released shortly.

This appears to be the first app from a major U.S. airline that offers a mobile boarding pass feature, allowing travelers to use an iPhone to board a flight without needing to print a boarding pass in advance.

Outside of the U.S., British Airways also added a mobile boarding pass feature to its app last week.

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    American Airlines

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    Introducing the travel app that understands who you are and where you’re going. From where you’re departing and from what gate. Where you’ll sit and even where you are on the standby list....

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    Description The British Airways app makes booking, boarding and accessing the latest travel information easier than ever before. You'll have instant access to live information about your next flight,...

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