KLM launches mobile phone 'boarding pass'

10th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

The trial means that passengers flying from Amsterdam to most European flights will have their ‘boarding pass’ sent to their mobile phones as SMS or MMS messages.

THE NETHERLANDS – Passengers on most European flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with KLM will no longer need a paper boarding card as of Tuesday.

The airline is extending a trial with boarding cards sent to mobile phones as SMS or MMS messages.

After checking in online, passengers will receive a text message consisting of a barcode. This is scanned at the gate, and passengers only need to show their passport to board the flight.

The new system can be used on flights from Paris and Amsterdam to most European destinations, but not Britain.

The service has been adapted to work with different types of mobile phone. Phones with basic features will receive the code by SMS, while advanced models will receive an e-mail or a picture via MMS.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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