Facebook Messenger has announced a tie up with the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines where the air travelers will receive each and every information related to their travel on Messenger – including boarding pass. Once you book ticket online and choose to receive info via Messenger on the KLM website, the airline will send you itinerary, boarding pass, check-in confirmation and flight status through the app, said David Marcus in a Facebook post. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
With digital boarding pass, passengers will be able to get through security and onto their flight. Passengers will also be able to chat with KLM support staff right inside the Messenger.
“This is one that I’ve been personally eager to solve for a while – removing stress and complication from air travel, David Marcus, who leads the Messenger team, was quoted as saying.
KLM is Facebook’s first airline partner, and Facebook may go for more such partners, he added.
Well not just the boarding pass, rumors has it that smartphones will soon replace your passport as well. De La Rue, a Britain-based commercial banknote printer and passport manufacturer, is working on a technology that can store paperless passports in smartphones. The technology will allow travelers switch to paperless passports that would act similar to mobile boarding cards enabling a tourist to travel through an airport without documents of any kind.