To reduce queues at the airport, Air India has launched a mobile check in facility. Using the service, Air India passengers will be able to check in through their WAP or GPRS enabled mobile phones on the go.
With this, Air India becomes the first airline to offer such a facility to air travellers in the country. Internationally bigger airline operators such as Air Canada and KLM are also using similar services in order to help their passengers.
According to an official of the airline, “Air India’s mobile check-in facility, which is being made available for all domestic travel from the six major metros from Thursday, will be extended to other stations and international flights in a phased manner,”
The six metros are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
To avail the benefits of this service, passengers will have to check-in for their flights from their web-enabled mobile handsets by accessing http://flyai.mobi and enter the required or asked information on the consecutive screens.
As of now only single passenger’s check in can be done in one go, and for multiple passengers the whole process will have to be repeated.
Jet Lite and Jet Airways are offering similar service via SMS and web but are it is only available for their privilege customers only.
While Kingfisher is only offering a web check in facility.