Southwest rolls out mobile boarding passes nationwide

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) today (May 28) announced mobile boarding passes are now available for Customers traveling throughout the United States. Today’s announcement marks the completion of the domestic rollout of the technology that will make getting through the airport quicker and greener. With the airline’s mobile boarding passes, Customers can use their smartphones or other electronic devices to get through security checkpoints and to board their aircraft.

Testing began in the fall of 2013 in Austin, followed by successful pilot programs in Houston and Dallas.

According to the airline, “This announcement comes on the heels of an update last week to their iOS and Android apps adding information about upcoming trips to the homepage. Customers can now quickly view the information that matters most while traveling, like flight status, boarding position, and gate information. Travel information will update in the app beginning 24 hours prior to a flight allowing Customers to check in and access their mobile boarding pass from the homepage”.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/ Boeing 737-8H4 N8306H (msn 36983) with the new Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets approaches the runway at the Baltimore/Washington (BWI) hub.

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