Speeding you up through the nightmare check ins
British Airways Review
by on May 31, 2011
Mobile boarding passes are nothing new – we remember having to try and tortuously navigate Luton Airport at 7AM using a Windows Mobile 6.1 handset. It wasn’t fun, and we got some very odd look handing over a phone instead of a pass.
Well, fast forward to now and smartphones are something to be proud of, not tuck away, and BA has decided that despite making apps for multiple platforms, it’s going to put the most effort into Windows Phone 7.
The app is pretty darn good, offering a plethora of information and crucially, allowing you to easily check in with a click of a button.
The flight times of your next journey are kept up to the minute, which is cool when your plane is delayed by less than half an hour (they don’t show that at the airports, but you get the info on your phone).
You do need a (free) BA Executive account to use the application, but it’s very useful for keeping track of your flights over time, which is handy for business, and up to date gate information means you don’t have to hunt for a flight screen when you’re enjoying a coffee.
Well-designed, and according to inside info we nabbed on a press day, there are lots of new updates coming soon to offer 3D seating plans and calendar integration of your upcoming flights.
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