Simple, fast and flexible - check-in with a mobile
boarding pass that is sent to an Internet-enabled mobile phone. This
service, which Lufthansa introduced almost a year ago on all domestic
routes and on many of its European flights, has proved extremely popular
Now, Lufthansa passengers can also use a mobile
boarding pass on flights between Frankfurt and Vancouver.
Lufthansa is one of the first airlines
worldwide to give passengers travelling on an inter-continental
flight the option of receiving a mobile boarding pass with a 2-D
barcode on their mobile phone.
The electronic boarding pass
replaces the need for a printed paper document. The service is
gradually extended to more long-haul routes over the next few
Since Lufthansa introduced the service last
summer, the number of passengers opting to have their mobile
boarding pass sent to them by SMS or by email has grown steadily.
At the last count, more than 75,000 passengers a month were using
an electronic boarding pass. In addition to the relevant flight
data such as the passengerís name, flight number and departure
time, the boarding pass contains a 2-D barcode, which allows
passengers to pass through the security checkpoints and then
proceed straight to their departure gate. There, the card is read
by a scanner, enabling the passenger to board the aircraft without
a printed mobile pass.
Lufthansa passengers can
request an electronic boarding pass via the mobile portal
lufthansa.com by using an Internet-enabled hand-held device or
they can check in online. All they need in order to identify
themselves at check-in with their mobile end device is their
booking code combined with their name. Alternatively, passengers
can continue to collect a printed boarding pass at a check-in
terminal or at a ticket counter if they cannot display their
electronic boarding pass on their mobile or, for example, if their
phone needs charging.
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