What Are the Advantages of Checking in Online and Printing a Boarding Pass?


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The main advantage of checking in online and printing a board pass is saving time. Travelers without luggage can avoid the check-in counters and kiosks and head directly to the security checkpoint.

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Travelers who check in online also have the advantage of choosing their seats. Many travelers consider this an added value and use the online process for this reason alone.

Airlines also save money when travelers print boarding passes and check in online. It reduces the use of staff and reduces paper costs. As of 2015, US Airways offers 1,000 bonus air miles to flyers who use the online check-in process.

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