Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Southwest Airlines Now Has Mobile Boarding Passes

For all of you Southwest Airlines travelers, mobile boarding passes are now available at US Airports (not for AirTran at this time). Traveling on Southwest is taking another step forward in making travel on their planes more efficient for all of us.

To be honest, many other airlines have been doing this for quite some time and I, for one, have been waiting for Southwest to catch up and they have done it!

It's really pretty easy. No need to print boarding passes in advance at home, hotel or at the airport--just use your smart phone. There are 3 methods to get your Southwest Airlines Boarding Pass on your smart phone.
Image Credit: Southwest Airlines

  • View your boarding pass on your smart phone's web browser and save a picture of it to your Camera Roll or Gallery. Tap the orange "Save Image to Photos" button and then show this photo when going through Security and then Boarding.
  • When you check in online, you can choose to have a mobile-optimized e-mail that contains your boarding pass. Just open the e-mail from your smart phone and you're in.
  • Like the e-mail, choose the receive a Text Message when checking in online. From the text message, tap the link to show your boarding pass.
I love how easy it is to read these boarding passes.

It's all about being more efficient and reduce anxiety when traveling folks. Never worry about looking for that boarding pass in your purse, pocket, carry-on, etc. It's simply in your smart phone.

Get the Southwest Airlines app for Android or iPhone.


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