Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mobile Phone Flight Check-in

Sounds like a great idea, doesn't it? Air Canada has had it in place for about a year. Delta and Continental have rolled out tests on their program.

So far it seems to be working just great...for the airlines. But if you are looking for frequent flyer miles it might not work out too well for you.

If your miles don't show up, and this is not uncommon when you fly one airline and are looking for miles on an affiliate airline, your boarding pass is the proof of travel that you send into the airline. But cell phone check in doesn't give you a paper boarding pass. No miles? No pass? No miles!!

So until the airlines come up with a better way, you might want to check in on line or at the airport. Then be sure to hang onto your portion of a paper boarding pass until your miles have been credited.

No comments: