Airlines develop smartwatch boarding passes

Airines like Vueling and Iberia have developed smartwatch boarding passes. (Vueling/Sony)

Airines like Vueling and Iberia have developed smartwatch boarding passes. (Vueling/Sony)

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After mobile phones, airlines are teaming up with smartwatch makers to develop wearable boarding passes.

Instead of digging frantically through carry-on bags looking for flyaway boarding passes, travelers wearing smartwatches need just flash their wrist to scanners.

Spanish carrier Iberia, for example, has partnered with Samsung to develop a feature that will allow passengers to download their boarding pass directly to their Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch, reports trade website Futuretravelexperience.com.

Likewise, flyers with airberlin can send their digital boarding pass to their Pebble or Pebble Steel smartwatch from the carrier's iPhone app.

Low-cost Spanish airline Vueling, meanwhile, can claim bragging rights to having pioneered the wearable technology last month, in a collaboration with the Sony Smartwatch 2.


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