Nobody likes waiting in line to check-in at the airport and British Airways is piloting a new system to alleviate this nuisance once and for all. An investment of over 8 billion dollars has been made to improve service for passengers and to speed up the check-in process. The pilot project is allowing selected British Airways passengers to check-in 24 hours before their flight. They will be issued seat assignments and boarding passes without having to wait in line. Many frequent travelers on British Airways business class flights are excited about this project and are hoping that this can become a regular process for all of their flights.
One of the most frustrating parts of flying is all of the time that is spent waiting in lines. We all know the feeling of arriving at the airport hours before our flight just to stand in line to get our seat assignments and boarding passes. The hope of British Airways is to use this new automatic check-in system to make traveling easier for all of its customers. This process is also expected to reduce staffing needs which will lessen expenses for the airline and will eventually lead to lower prices on flights. Initial reports on the pilot project have been very positive in every way. The airline has not announced whether or not this system will be adopted for all of their flights, but frequent travelers are hopeful that these changes will be implemented across the board sometime in the next year.