Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Use smart phone for airport check-in at Bangalore

Published: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010, 8:46 IST
By Hemanth CS | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

Come April, you can check in for your flight and get your boarding pass at the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) by merely flashing an encrypted bar code on your mobile phone.

This service, to start with, will be offered to international passengers departing from Bangalore to European and West Asian destinations on Lufthansa and Emirates flights.

If you intend to use this service, you should have a web-enabled mobile phone, using which you will have to log on to the airline’s website site and opt for the mobile check-in service.

After completing the procedure you will receive a two-dimensional encrypted bar code which has to be produced at the airport.

After the bar code is scanned by the CISF personnel, boarding pass will be issued and you can directly board the flight.

“The check-in service will save a lot of time for the passengers. We are planning to introduce this system from spring 2011 onwards primarily with international airlines,” BIAL president, Marcel Hungerbuehler, told DNA.

He said the service will subsequently be implemented on domestic routes also.

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