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New Standard Set For Airplane Check-in Using Your Cellphone

airplane.jpgAfter AirCanada allowed airport check-in by BlackBerry it seems that other airlines are going to follow suit. The IATA standard that was just announced specifies requirements and standards for airlines to follow to allow them to provide check-in by cellphone. This hopefully marks the start of many other airlines joining the standard. Check out the full press release at this link or wait patiently to see if other Airlines start implementing the new mobile check-in standard.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a global standard that paves the way for global mobile phone check-in using two-dimensional (2D) bar codes. Mobile phone check-in enables airlines to send 2D bar codes directly to a passenger’s mobile phone, personal digital assistant or smart phone. Passengers simply register their mobile number with their airline at the time of booking to receive a text message with a 2D bar code, or instructions to download it. The bar code becomes the passenger’s boarding pass and it is read directly from the screen of the mobile device, eliminating paper completely from the check-in process.

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