Delta Airlines has rolled out its eBoarding pass service at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), allowing passengers with iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and other smartphone devices to check in on-the-go.
"This allows our customers to use their mobile device to check in, get their boarding pass, access security and board their flight without spending their time in front of a computer, airport kiosk or ticket counter," said Vinay Dube, the airline's senior vice-president for Asia-Pacific.
The convenience is free and can be accessed at www.delta.com using a smartphone. Passengers simply have to enter either their email address or phone number on the site and the eBoarding pass will be sent to their device. At the airport, they simply have to present the two dimensional barcode to the security for scanning.
By launching the service at HKIA, Delta now offers the eBoarding pass option in 70 cities worldwide, which includes all its US domestic hubs as well as 18 cities across Europe, Latin America and Asia.
With this new service, Delta Airlines is following closely on the heels of United Airlines, which was the first carrier to roll out the technology at HKIA (see story here).
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