Now Air Canada has introduced a mobile boarding pass. What a great idea!
They already had Mobile Check-In which allows you to log into mobile.aircanada.com on your wap enabled phone (which I haven’t actually used). Now, for certain flights, Air Canada will send you two sets of SMS messages to your phone.
The first message confirms your flight, the second sends a barcode which can be scanned, thereby eliminating the need for a paper boarding pass.
I was just thinking the other day that it is strange to arrive at an airport with all of your flight info- yet still had to print out a boarding pass just to get from the entrance of the airport onto the actual plane.
A couple of years ago I started keeping my flight information on my phone (without printing anything) until one day I had a hard time at Heathrow for not having any physical documentation regarding my flight. That was the point that I started printing out all of my flight details…. but now I may try to eliminate these printouts again.
All of the details of the new Mobile Boarding pass can be found on Air Canada’s website here