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Lufthansa launches mobile boarding passes from LHR

8 Oct 2008 by Mark Caswell

Lufthansa is
extending its mobile boarding pass initiative to include passengers flying from
London Heathrow.

From this Monday
(October 13), passengers will be able to request a 2D boarding pass to be sent
directly to their phone via an email or SMS, which can then be scanned at security checkpoints.
Along with the actual boarding pass (which can be requested during online check
in on Lufthansa’s main website or its mobile portal), relevant
flight data such as the passenger’s name, flight number and departure time will
also be included.

Should the passenger be unable to display
their boarding pass on arrival at the airport (for example if the mobile needs
recharging), they will still be able to obtain a printed version as normal via
self-service machines or at check-in counters.

This is the first
time the service has been extended beyond flights departing from Germany.
Lufthansa says that over 7,000 passengers per week are currently using its
mobile boarding passes, and adds that the service will be gradually rolled out
to additional UK and European departure points over the coming months.

Other carriers to
launch mobile boarding pass schemes include Bmi (see online news June 1) and
Air France (see online news September 4), although at present these are both on
fairly limited routes.

For more
information visit lufthansa.com.

Report by Mark
Caswell

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