Air passengers on British Airways flights could soon be able to skip the check-in desk.
BA is trialling a new system which sees passengers given the option of being automatically checked in 24 hours ahead of their flight.
Travellers on selected flights in France will be invited to take part in the automatic check-in trial. Those who are automatically checked in will be assigned a seat and receive their boarding passes electronically.
The scheme is part of a £5 billion investment by BA, and will become available to more travellers early next year.
If the trial is successful, they hope to introduce it as an option for all passengers by the end of next year.
Holidaymakers would simply need to drop off their bags and make their way to the plane.
BA claims the initiative will “change the future of airline check-in”.
The airline’s brands and customer experience managing director, Frank van der Post, said: “Customers have so much to think about prior to a trip, be that finishing up in the office or getting the kids’ suitcases packed. We’re aiming to give them one less thing to think about by giving them the choice to be checked in automatically and sent their boarding pass electronically.”
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