American Airlines has become one of the first airlines to offer mobile boarding passes for customers departing London Heathrow.
Heathrow joins 41 US cities where AA and its subsidiary American Eagle already offer the mobile boarding pass option. The airline says it also plans to launch the service across its international network.
As with mobile boarding passes offered by other airlines, AA passengers can opt to receive a 2-D barcode to their mobile phone, which can then be scanned at security and American Airlines gates. Those wishing to check in luggage can also scan the barcode at AA’s self-service machines at the airport.
Passengers should note that at present those wishing to use the mobile boarding pass option can only list one person in their reservation.
German carrier Lufthansa and subsidiary Bmi both offer similar mobile boarding pass options from London Heathrow.
For more information visit aa.com.
Report by Mark Caswell