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Flight passengers could soon be using mobile boarding passes

Flight passengers could soon be using mobile boarding passes

More flight passengers could be boarding aircraft using their mobiles rather than traditional paper boarding passes after bmi said it was almost ready to introduce the system.

The airline has been trialling the passes since May by allowing customers on selected flights to have their boarding passes delivered electronically to their mobile phone or personal digital assistant (PDA).

According to TravelMole.com: "A spokesman for the carrier said the trial had been very successful and an announcement on where across the network the technology would be put to use was expected in the next couple of weeks."

The service was made available on bmi’s services from Edinburgh and Manchester to London and from Belfast City to London Heathrow, but paperless boarding now looks set to be rolled out across other routes.

The trial involved two-dimensional barcodes sent to passengers’ mobiles which are then scanned by crew prior to boarding.

Bmi announced last month that it would be introducing Airbus A330 wide-bodied aircraft on its Heathrow to Cairo and Amman routes.

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