MADRID: Now travellers can board planes just wearing a smartwatch as a Spanish airline has teamed with a tech giant to become one of the first airlines to allow passengers to board planes with the flick of a wrist.
Iberia and Samsung have developed a wearable boarding pass using a new app that can be installed on Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo smartwatches - eliminating the need for a paper document.
Similar to boarding passes on mobile phones, passengers who are wearing one of the devices simply have to scan the electronic bar code on the app to get through airport checkpoints and onto their flight.
Miguel Angel Henales, Iberia’s director of digital business, said in a statement: ‘At Iberia.com we are constantly adding new services and technologies. We believe that this innovative boarding pass will be very well received by our customers.’
Samsung Electronics’ corporate vice-president, Celestino Garcia, said the device will make travel more convenient and simple for users.
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