The mobile boarding pass service Lufthansa
recently introduced on its Frankfurt-Vancouver route has been
extended and is now available on other routes, including almost
all long-haul flights departing from Germany.
and more passengers are taking advantage of this fast, flexible
and convenient check-in service and having their boarding pass
sent to an Internet-enabled cell phone in the form of a 2D
barcode. About 85,000 passengers a month are already using this
innovative service, which does away with the need for paper
documents and the airline expects this number to increase
With the exception of flights departing from Germany,
the mobile boarding pass can now be used on flights from more than
30 airports in Europe and from all Lufthansa destinations in
In addition to the relevant flight data,
such as the passenger’s name, flight number and departure time,
the boarding pass contains a 2D barcode, which permits passengers
to pass through the security checkpoints and then proceed straight
to their departure gate. There, the barcode is read by a scanner,
enabling passengers to board the aircraft directly.
Lufthansa passengers with an Internet-enabled mobile device
can request an electronic boarding pass via the mobile portal
lufthansa.com or they can check in online via the internet. The
only identification they need at check-in is their booking code
combined with their name.
Since the end of April,
Lufthansa’s Online Check-in service has also offered a range of
new options. In future, passengers who are travelling together
will be able to check in independently and select seats next to
one another even if they have not made a joint booking. All they
have to do is click on “Add passenger” when checking in online.
Passengers who have already checked in via the Online or Mobile
Check-in service can now also change an existing seat assignment
on the internet.
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