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    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 4th Oct 17, 8:37 AM
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    Anyone used boarding passes on their phones?
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    Anyone used boarding passes on their phones? 4th Oct 17 at 8:37 AM
    Hi there,

    Me and my family (4 of us) will be travelling with Jet2 from Birmingham and I will be doing the check in process online.

    Last year I printed off the boarding passes - it was fine, but my printer is not great and I had so many bits of paper in my bag.

    I was thinking about getting the boarding passes sent to my phone. Does everyone need to have a phone with their boarding passes on, or can I have mine and hubbys on my phone and then my daughter who has an iphone, have her own and my daughters on her phone?

    I hope that make sense - could someone advise please?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 4th Oct 17, 8:39 AM
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    HI there,

    when I traveled with Thomas Cook, I used their app which had all 3 (mine & my children's) boarding passes on my handset.
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    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 4th Oct 17, 8:42 AM
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    I've used boarding passes on my phone with other airlines. I always save them into the wallet, so don't need to rely on an internet connection in the airport.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 4th Oct 17, 8:43 AM
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    I had problems with the phone flipping orientation when it was laid flat to scan but did work fine
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    • michele-p
    • By michele-p 4th Oct 17, 9:23 AM
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    What I do is screen grab each person's boarding pass, then what's app it to each, so we all have our own offline version, makes getting through security gate scanner much easier.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 4th Oct 17, 9:40 AM
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    What I do is screen grab each person's boarding pass, then what's app it to each, so we all have our own offline version, makes getting through security gate scanner much easier.
    Originally posted by michele-p
    This.

    Although it's amazing how many airlines will issue additional paper boarding passes if you're dropping off hold luggage!
    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 4th Oct 17, 10:37 AM
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    I've used both options recently and have mixed feelings about using an app.

    My first experience wasn't helped when the screen timed out and locked it. I also managed to display the return passes by accident. A lengthy queue quickly built up behind me in a short time.

    A phone is also something else you have to have in your hand when you are already carrying small cases etc.

    It's easiest if you have passes on individual phones otherwise you have to pass the phone back to the next person to use or gather around the entry gate to get each of you through security.

    Personally I find a piece of paper for each person to hold is easier and it doesn't break if you drop it.

    Nowadays I print off the pass but have an app version handy in case of any problems.
    • mikeeboy
    • By mikeeboy 4th Oct 17, 11:12 AM
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    I've used them quite a few times. You save having to print them off, especially if you'd need to do it while away, but it is fiddly holding the phone/passports, swiping the whole family through etc.

    At the end of the day, there's nothing much easier than each person having their own piece of paper.
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    • By heatherw_01 4th Oct 17, 12:15 PM
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    Used it for KLM, saved it to my phone so I didn't need to use data
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 4th Oct 17, 12:24 PM
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    American Airlines won't send more than one boarding pass to a phone.

    As peaceful waters said, most airlines print, or even reprint, the boarding passes anyway.
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    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 5th Oct 17, 3:21 PM
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    I think having multiple boarding passes on a phone becomes a right faff.
    2 on each phone as the OP suggests is a good idea.
    However I would also print then as well & give each person their paper copy.
    I think the airlines have over complicated something that was dead simple before to be honest.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 5th Oct 17, 8:07 PM
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    I have not printed a boarding pass for several years already, and my visits to a check-in desk are very rare, only in airports which do not support phone app boarding passes or have a machine that quickly dispenses a paper one. I do always travel hand luggage only, however.
    • J B
    • By J B 7th Oct 17, 12:19 PM
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    My first experience wasn't helped when the screen timed out and locked it. I also managed to display the return passes by accident. A lengthy queue quickly built up behind me in a short time.
    Originally posted by Neil49
    Ah!
    So, it was you was it ... holding up the queue!

    My recent experience (got back home last night) was that most digital ones took longer than paper ones to get through the system!
    • tece
    • By tece 8th Oct 17, 12:30 PM
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    I always have hubby and mine on the one phone and just swipe to the next boarding pass.
    I am travelling with my Dad and sister next week and also intended to have three of the boarding passes on the one phone. I think if you have smart phones you shouldn't be wasting paper and just make sure the pass is saved to your wallet.
    I do like the what's app idea though from michele-p and I'm going to steal that so there is a back up. Not that my phone has ever failed me.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 8th Oct 17, 9:58 PM
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    you shouldn't be wasting paper
    Beats risking your phone failing to perform.
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