The British airline British Airways (BA), in the process of merger with Iberia, has developed a new shipping system that allows using the phones ‘smartphones’ of passengers as a digital boarding pass reproduced in the very mobile and can be scanned before boarding the plane.
To use this new system it is necessary to be member of the Executive Club, a loyalty program of BA, for which you only have to register on the website of the airline.
Once there, simply download the appropriate application for each type of phone (iPhone, Blackberry and Android phones) and you can look up your account, the flight data and all information necessary for air travel.
Madrid and Barcelona will be the first cities to use this system from today. Malaga, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca are the following airports, premiering this system from next September 28th. This service will also be valid in all British Airways routes.
This new digital format eliminates the need to print the cards, helping to improve the commitment to the environment by reducing paper. This system will also facilitate travel for Executive Club members who fly abroad and have nowhere to print the boarding pass.
British Airways was the first company that launched an iPhone application for their clients in the UK. Since then, more than half a million users have downloaded from iTunes.
From now on, also the Blackberry and Android users can access all the information in their reservations, flights, Executive Club news, etc.