Flight check-in with your mobile phone

Coming next year – check in for your flight, change your seat, baggage drop-off info, all via your mobile phone.

Reuters reports that Siemens of Germany and Amsterdam-based SITA Inc have teamed up to develop the service, which uses GPRS for sending information to mobile phones.

Reuters | Speedy Plane Check-In by Mobile Phone Set for 2005

So yet more great choice for the traveller. Airlines like British Airways offer online check-in up to one hour before departure in all locations (except the US, where it’s two hours before departure).

Not only that, with BA you can print out your own boarding card on your PC at some locations (works in Amsterdam). Convenient.