Allegiant Air (G4) is now offering mobile boarding passes to cover its entire system, 101 airports.
No matter where they are traveling, Allegiant passengers will now have the option to check-in and receive their boarding passes directly on their mobile device.
While some major airports and large carriers have previously introduced mobile boarding pass technology at their airport security checkpoints, Allegiant has worked with many small to mid-size airports throughout its system to introduce mobile boarding pass scanners at the security checkpoints of all 101 airports the carrier serves.
55 of the airports Allegiant serves did not have scanners in place. Allegiant purchased scanners for these airports, worked with the airports and TSA to have them approved and installed, and reached out to other carriers serving the airports to ensure that the mobile boarding pass scanners the company installed could be used by other airline passengers.
“Having mobile boarding passes enabled in all of the airports we serve has been a huge project, and we are very pleased to announce its completion,” said Scott Allard, Allegiant Travel Co. Chief Information Officer. “The introduction of these types of convenient, self-service technologies enables us to pass savings on to our customers and keep our fares lower than other carriers.”
Through the Allegiant-To-Go mobile app, available for free on Apple and Android mobile devices, customers may check-in for their flight, add seat assignments, priority boarding or additional baggage and receive their boarding pass right on their phone or tablet. Passengers who have a mobile boarding pass may use the express bag drop lane at the Allegiant ticket counter for checked luggage or, if they do not have checked luggage, proceed directly through the security checkpoint to their departure gate.
Allegiant will continue to offer online check-in 24 hours prior to scheduled departure. Passengers wishing to check-in online and use express bag drop or proceed directly to the gate must print their boarding pass at home or have an electronic boarding pass available on their mobile device in order to proceed through the security checkpoint.
At this point, Allegiant says it does not have any plans to charge extra for using a mobile boarding pass. As part of its standard business model, Allegiant charges extra for numerous parts of a flight, from using the overhead luggage bins to water to using the expedited security line in Honolulu.