Jet Airways to introduce bar-coded Mobile boarding passes on select flights from Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi

By February 20th, 2015 AT 6:46 AM

jetairways-mobile-boarding-passJet Airways in connection with Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and Bangalore International Airport Limited has started a pilot project for Mobile Boarding Pass.

Passengers of Jet Airways can now use barcoded boarding passes on their mobile phones to enter Bengaluru’s International Airport and broad Jet Airways flights.

The project is in beta phase and the service is currently available on select Jet Airways flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai and Delhi. To enable this service, Bangalore International Airport Limited has installed mobile boarding pass scanners at the terminal entrance, security checkpoints, and boarding gates. With this project, Jet Airways aim to enable paperless faster-boarding process for its flight.

Few years ago, Indian Railways had enabled paperless ticket by using SMS confirmation and identity proof instead of print out of reservation ticket for online booking. This was a great success as it saved both hassles of taking print out before travel and paper. It is already high time for the airline industry to move towards paperless travel.

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I’m writing this based on my experience in Chennai Int’l Airport. Most Int’l travellers end up taking a print out of the e-Ticket they receive through email, and then when they Check-In the baggage the Boarding Pass is printed. The Security (CISF) at the Airport Entrance do not allow travellers without a valid ticket (A Valid point). But they do not accept the e-Ticket displayed in Mobile screen. They allow travellers inside the airport only if a Print out of the same ticket is shown. I really can’t think of one good reason for accepting only printed tickets. As a… Read more »

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