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Allegiant Air adds mobile boarding passes at all its destinations

Published: January 14, 2014, 6:12 pm, by Wayne Heilman

Las Vegas-based low-fare carrier Allegiant Air announced Tuesday it can now accept  mobile boarding passes at all 101 airports its serves, including Colorado Springs.

Although many larger airports and major airlines can offer or accept mobile boarding passes, 55 smaller airports Allegiant serves did not have boarding pass scanners at their security checkpoints, according to an Allegiant press release issued Jan. 14. Allegiant bought scanners for the 55 airports and worked with them and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to get them approved and installed. The airline also worked with other carriers serving those airports to ensure the scanners could be used by all passengers at the 55 airports.

“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,” Scott Allard, chief information officer of Allegiant Travel Co., said in the release.

Allegiant will continue to offer online check-in 24 hours before a flight’s scheduled departure. Travelers checking in online must print their boarding pass or have an electronic boarding pass available on their mobile device to enter the security checkpoint. The airline’s free Allegiant-To-Go mobile application can be used to check in and receive a mobile boarding pass, add seat assignments, priority boarding or additional baggage.