Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 17 Nov 2014
Total posts 78
According to news, Qantas and Jetstar is going to ditch paper boarding passes to go digital.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Mar 2014
Total posts 72
I think its more they have given the option to go digital?
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 169
They’ll encourage people to use digital boarding passes where possible. They’re not axing paper boarding passes
Member since 25 Mar 2014
Total posts 188
Report says they will be going purely digital this year. Both Qantas and Jetstar
What if my phone is flat..... god forbid.
Exactly, and there are still a few people without smart phones, or people based abroad etc who dont have the app
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
Do we 'really' need to axe paper boarding passes!!!! I'm still in shock over the straws without plastic covers....
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 339
I hope they have a backup in place where physical check-in counters can still offer paper boarding passes.
I'm surprised they are still going to have physical check-in counters with all this nasty penny pinching going on.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 47
With the current amount of fumbling with phones, an entirely digital boarding process could extend into a long time! How often has someone in front of you 'lost' the boarding pass as the phone went dark while they waited... precipitating waking up the phone, getting their fingerprint in the right place while juggling bags, then scrolling and faffing.
Member since 14 Oct 2016
Total posts 21
I'm not sure how workable getting rid of paper boarding passes is. Firstly there would be a sizable amount of people who'd either have their phone battery dead, not installed the qantas app and other issues.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 231
They will still have to have paper for different occaions, children unaccompanied, prisoners under transit, those sorts of things and also times when the scanners etc simply don’t work, we have all stood there before whilst the scanner just doesn’t work and they have to hand out boarding passes, also late seat changes at the gate, you are always given a boarding pass for that.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 294
Seems to me that boarding time increases for every passenger not using a paper boarding pass. Boarding (or at least getting through the gate) was much faster when everyone used the magnetic strip boarding passes.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 754
It's interesting that the news headlines reflect just this one thing, as the announcement was about a reduction in waste... This includes boarding passes, but also single use plastics, removing physical frequent flyer cards, composting food waste etc etc.
Member since 27 Nov 2017
Total posts 27
No need for panic or petitions. Qantas intend "removing unnecessary paper, such as boarding passes and operational manuals, by going digital". The key word being "unnecessary", so if a boarding pass is necessary for whatever reason then you'll still get one.
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