As the security line got smaller, I did think to myself, ‘is this really going to work’, looking around I was the only person clutching my iPhone instead of a boarding pass. This British Airways app has to work or this seasoned traveller is going to get some strange looks from the long queue of puzzled passengers behind.
Looking back along the queue my seasoned traveller persona was suddenly embellished, as I heard the words “Enjoy your flight Sir” coming from the security guard as he handed back by iPhone.
Keep an eye on the battery power, if your flight is delayed you might have to recharge before handing over your iPhone again to ground staff at the boarding gate.
A useful hint If running low on power, switch Data roaming, 3G and WiFi off located in iPhone settings, this should help.
At the boarding gate I experienced how new this technology actually is. “Your aircraft is now ready for boarding, please have your boarding pass ready and switch off all mobile phones”.
No … this cant be right … what about my well maintained persona .
Well, as it turned out I did get a smile when the embarrassed lady returned my iPhone “Enjoy your flight sir”.
I could now board the aircraft with a sky high persona.
Not quite, as the flight attendant returned my iPhone, she said “That’s the second iPhone boarding pass on this flight”!!!
Well the iPhone App did work, so thanks British Airways, but just like the iPhone, before you know it everyone will have one.