Air China has launched a new service that allows domestic passengers to check-in by text message on their mobile phones.
The SMS check-in service will allow Air China’s domestic passengers who have booked e-tickets on direct flights from Beijing to check in by SMS on their mobile phones any time between 24 hours and 90 minutes before their scheduled take-off time.
Passengers who purchase e-tickets on the Air China website will have the option of checking-in by mobile phone.
If they choose that option then, within a specified time, they will receive a text message which contains a link to the Air China website. Clicking this link will allow the passenger to sign up to the ‘check-in by mobile phone’ service.
Once this has been done, the passenger will receive a two-dimensional bar-code e-boarding pass on their mobile phone, with which they can go through security procedures at any channel in Terminal 3 and then check in.
This is a completely paperless check-in service throughout the process of booking, paying, going through security procedures and boarding.
Asia Travel Tips reports Air China has also set up a website that can be accessed by mobile phone, and will open a text message platform that will enable passengers to check in, find out arrival, departure and frequent flyer miles information, and see the latest promotions and travel notices from CAAC and Air China.