Flybe is simplifying its check-in process by offering passengers the option to choose automatic check-in at the time of booking – the first UK carrier to do so.
Choosing the auto check-in option at the time of booking means that passengers will receive an electronic boarding pass, sent direct to their smart phone or email, between 36 and 15 hours prior to departure. For those selecting the SMS option, they simply need to show their phone to pass through security and board the plane.
The full product is being introduced initially at nine of Flybe’s largest airports namely Belfast City, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Jersey, London Gatwick, Manchester and Southampton with automated e-mail check-in only, available from an additional 17 airports. This will be implemented for travel from Tuesday December 11th with plans being well advanced for further roll-out across the wider network in the New Year.
“This is the next step in our commitment to ‘Make flying better’,” says Simon Lilley, Flybe’s Director of Marketing, “and we are delighted to have become the first airline in the UK to offer this slick time-saving benefit for our passengers. When you book your flight on our website and choose the automatic check-in option we automatically check you in and send your electronic boarding pass to you 36 -15 hours prior to departure – we do it all for you.”
“We are confident many of our passengers will take advantage of this innovative new product and enjoy it as yet another positive step Flybe has taken towards ‘Making flying better’ for our passengers at all stages of their journey with us.”