Southwest Airlines is continuing to move ahead with its mobile
boarding pass program and has now expanded the facility to its
passengers taking flights out of McCarran International Airport. The
airline has announced that its customers at McCarran will now be able to
make use of their mobile phones to complete their security checks and
board their flights.
Southwest Airlines, which is currently the largest airline at McCarran
International Airport, had earlier launched its pilot program in 2013 at
Dallas and Austin. The mobile boarding pass program was primarily
launched to help passengers to pass through security checks and
ultimately board their flights with the help of their mobile phones.
With the expansion at McCarran, Southwest Airlines will now provide
mobile boarding passes for travel from 28 cities on its network
currently. These cities include Tampa, San Jose, San Diego, Phoenix,
Orlando, Oakland, Nashville, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Fort Myers,
Denver, Chicago Midway, Austin, Albuquerque, St. Louis, San Francisco,
Sacramento, Philadelphia, Orange County/Santa Ana, New Orleans,
Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Houston Hobby, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas Love Field,
Baltimore/Washington and Atlanta. The airline is however planning to
extend this program to its customers in all the cities within the United
States where it is serving.
The process for getting a mobile boarding pass is simple. The customers
taking Southwest Airlines flights out of any 28 cities will be required
to place a request through the airline’s website, mobile site or mobile
The airline however indicated that the mobile boarding passes will
not be provided to all the passengers. Those excluded from this category
include passengers on military fares, senior fares, unaccompanied
minors and infants. The airline also indicated that this facility is
also not available to those traveling on its long-haul international
flights or AirTran Airways-operated flights.
Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines recently announced it is extending its
flight schedule as well as introducing $99* or less one-way fare from
Dallas Love Field Airport. The destinations where the airline is
extending its schedule and introducing cheap airfares include Washington
Reagan National, Los Angeles, Denver, Baltimore/Washington, Orlando,
Las Vegas and Chicago Midway. The airline will be offering introductory
fares to these destinations starting from October 13 through November 2,
Southwest Airlines also said that starting from November 2 it will
expand its nonstop service to other cities as well with introductory
$99* one-way fare. These cities include Tampa Bay, San Diego, New York
LaGuardia, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Santa Ana/Orange County, Phoenix,
Nashville and Atlanta.
The airline further announced it is introducing flights to new
international destinations including Mexico City and Punta Cana. The new
flights are available for booking through January 4, 2015.
* The airfares are one-way and inclusive of airport fees, government
taxes and fuel surcharges. Other terms and conditions are applicable.