Emirates, one of the world’s biggest airlines, has planned to phase out traditional paper boarding cards beginning on May 15, 2023.
Instead, it will provide online boarding passes through email and SMS to travelers checking in at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 (DXB).
Passengers may also access their digital boarding cards using Apple Wallet, Google Wallet, or the Emirates app.
According to the airline, the digital version of the boarding pass may be utilized at many airport locations including stores, security checkpoints, and boarding gates.
Even though digital boarding cards may be accessible by phone, some travelers must still obtain a physical version. Passengers with newborns, children traveling alone, those requiring special help, and those going to the United States (US) are among those who qualify.
It is important to note that anyone who has difficulty accessing their digital boarding pass will be issued a paper version at DXB’s check-in counter. The faults might include a phone that has run out of battery, no internet connection, no phone, SMS, or email delivery troubles, or any other technological error.
Emirates’ businesses are increasingly using digital methods. It also recently offered biometric services for travelers at Terminal 3, which were previously exclusively available to UAE and GCC nationals.