Okay, so it’s early. But, I definitely like what I’m seeing. I just checked in for my flight tomorrow on United using my iPhone 6 and successfully moved my boarding pass to Passbook.
I wrote about Passbook recently and was pretty pumped about the possibilities. There aren’t a ton of apps supporting it, but enough for me to start traveling with it using the United and American Airlines apps.
I opened up the United app and checked in for my flight like I would normally.
Once I clicked “Agree-Finish Check-in”, the next screen presented me with multiple options:
Though there were no clear-cut instructions at this point, I clicked on the top link for “Mobile Boarding Pass” and this is what I saw next:
See the yellow bar at the top?
All I did was click it, and next thing you know, this was in my Passbook App:
From what I’ve read, when using Passbook the screen won’t dim and you won’t get any pop-ups (like a wi-fi network list) to block the screen. Which means this is definitely an easier way to carry my mobile boarding pass.
Like I said, it’s early. But it’s definitely made this trip easier so far.