BA enhances mobile phone check in

3 Nov 2008

Passengers on British Airways (BA) flights are now able to check in and view real time arrivals and departures information, using a website configured specifically for mobile phones.

The service can be accessed at, and is available in 11 languages. Customers can check in and select seats, as well as consult the BA timetable in real time.Theoretically, there has previously been nothing preventing passengers with internet-enabled mobile phones from accessing the full version of the BA website, although the airline pointed out that “in practice most phones were unable to use’s online check-in before due to the difference in technologies supported on computers and mobile phones”.

Lufthansa recently launched a similar service at For more information visit

Mark Caswell

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