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Mobile Boarding Passes now available.

Old Feb 13, 13, 7:32 am
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Mobile Boarding Passes now available.

Jetblue just announced that mobile boarding passes are now available through their updated app.

Finally!

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Old Feb 13, 13, 8:59 am
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From the company

At long last, our Mobile team brings you what Crewmembers and Customers have been asking for: Mobile Boarding Passes. See ya later paper!

We anticipate that everyone will love the new feature, since it will put an end to waiting in long lines at the counter or kiosk to print boarding passes. Plus, we're always looking for ways to save money by reducing our use of natural resources. Mobile boarding makes this possible, and appeals to Customers who hope we take even more green steps.

8 BlueCities to start

Its true, airlines like US Airways and Delta already have mobile boarding passes in place, but developing the robust technology took some time and its in a great place now were excited for our Customers to give it a try. To start, mobile boarding passes will be available to those who are traveling through BOS, FLL, JFK, LAS, LGB, MCO, SFO, or SJU. Why these BlueCities? The required TSA scanners for this technology are already up and running for other airlines, but we plan to add more BlueCities to the list throughout the course of 2013.

You need the app at first

Right now, Customers need the JetBlue app for iPhone to take advantage of mobile boarding passes, but were working on expanding this to Android and other platforms. In fact, mobile boarding passes will be up and running for Android by March or April of this year! Eventually, Customers who check-in either online or through mobile web will get them, too, by email or SMS text. Well keep you posted.

Once you check-in via the app, a mobile boarding pass will instantly pop up on your screen. It will contain encrypted information, like your name and flight information. At security, the TSA will prompt you to scan your phone, and then check your photo ID to make sure the information all matches up.
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Old Feb 13, 13, 12:49 pm
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I am excited for this update. Comes in handy.
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Old Feb 15, 13, 8:37 am
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I used this yesterday at BOS. At the security check, the TSA agent had to reboot the scanner. Evidently not a lot of use just yet.

At the gate, no problem. The agent remarked "cool!" making me think that this was one of the first times he had seen anyone use the mobile pass.

So it's up and running!

Too bad I can't use on my return from LAX...
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Old Feb 15, 13, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by JCK75 View Post
Too bad I can't use on my return from LAX...
Why not?
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Old Feb 15, 13, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by JCK75 View Post
I used this yesterday at BOS. At the security check, the TSA agent had to reboot the scanner. Evidently not a lot of use just yet.
Not sure how it wouldn't have much use where C terminal is shared with UA and they've had mobile boarding passes and scanner for them for quite some time
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Old Feb 15, 13, 9:17 pm
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Tried this today at JFK. Agent took one look at my phone and said, "Nuh uh, you have to print it." She pointed me to the self-service kiosks without any other explanation.

Great rollout, jetBlue. Just great.
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Old Feb 16, 13, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by lamont2718 View Post
Tried this today at JFK. Agent took one look at my phone and said, "Nuh uh, you have to print it." She pointed me to the self-service kiosks without any other explanation.

Great rollout, jetBlue. Just great.
Would that not be on TSA's end? Since they are the people that check your boarding pass.

I am sure Jetblue gates & counters should work. Just my 2 cents.
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Old Feb 16, 13, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by JCK75 View Post
Too bad I can't use on my return from LAX...
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Why not?
LAX is not one of the supported airports yet. Only JFK, BOS, FLL, MCO, LGB, SJU, SFO and LAS are.
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Old Feb 16, 13, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
LAX is not one of the supported airports yet. Only JFK, BOS, FLL, MCO, LGB, SJU, SFO and LAS are.

Thanks for the info.
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Old Feb 17, 13, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by Salmontes View Post
Would that not be on TSA's end? Since they are the people that check your boarding pass.

I am sure Jetblue gates & counters should work. Just my 2 cents.
JFK T5 is exclusively jetBlue. Just as DL and AA coordinate with TSA in JFK T2, T3, T4, and T8 to accept mobile boarding passes, jetBlue should have coordinated with TSA in their own T5. A mobile boarding pass is pointless if you can't use it to get to the gate.
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Old Feb 24, 13, 10:39 pm
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Hmm, I wonder if this is a pre-requisite for B6 to start participating in Pre-√. Not mobile BPs per se, but the scanners needed to read them are the same scanners needed for Pre-√.
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Old Feb 25, 13, 9:03 pm
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I used mobile boarding pass on Thurs, Feb 21 at JFK and it worked fine. TSA took a second to realize that I had scanned my BP but everything worked great. Can't wait until it comes out on Android so I don't need to have my iPod Touch out! I think I heard somewhere that Android update to 2.0 is in March at some point. I like all of the new features that come with the update but MBP is the icing on the cake.
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