Southwest Airlines Updates iOS App, Enables Mobile Boarding Pass Feature at 28 Airports

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Southwest Airlines has updated its official iOS app to include mobile boarding pass support at 28 total airports following a rollout of the feature in Austin, Texas last year. In addition to expanded mobile boarding pass support, the app also now includes upcoming trip cards that contain flight infomation such as boarding position and gate location, as well as access to flight tools like mobile check-in from the home screen.

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Airports that now support Southwest Airlines' mobile boarding pass feature include:

- Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
- Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
- Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI)
- Nashville International Airport (BNA)
- Bob Hope Airport (BUR)
- Dallas Love Field (DAL)
- Denver International Airport (DEN)
- Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
- William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
- McCarran International Airport (LAS)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
- Orlando International Airport (MCO)
- Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
- General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
- Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
- Oakland International Airport (OAK)
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
- Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
- San Diego International Airport (SAN)
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
- San Jose International Airport (SJC)
- Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
- John Wayne Airport (SNA)
- Lambert–St. Louis International Airport (STL)
- Tampa International Airport (TPA)

The official app of Southwest Airlines saw its last major update in November, which brought a new unified actions sidebar and airport information content pages in addition to initial mobile boarding pass support.

Southwest Airlines is a free app for iOS devices and can be downloaded through the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Craiger Avatar
87 months ago

Is this really front page news? On a mobile client the article is taking up lots of space. And I live in the UK

I imagine it took you longer to complain about this than it would have to just scroll past it.
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2457282 Avatar
87 months ago
I usually fly united and I have had this feature in their app for over a year. And it integrates into the passbook. Seems that southwest is a bit behind rolling this out.
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ptb42 Avatar
87 months ago

Anyone else "read" the content of the QR code on the boarding pass graphic?


No, but that was pretty funny.

I used to scan my electronic boarding pass with a QR reader to determine in advance whether I was cleared for TSA Pre-check. There is one particular field that has a 3 in it.

But, most of the airlines are adding a Pre-Check icon to the electronic boarding pass. So, I no longer have to decode it myself. And after you mentioned it, I notice the sample boarding pass has the Pre-Check icon.

It's been a while since I flew Southwest, but my last time they didn't support Pre-Check. It's nice to see they have added it, and I can use it at my home airport.

If you fly more than a couple of times a year, I highly recommend enrolling in Pre-Check. It's worth it, especially if you depart from Las Vegas, Orlando, or Dulles during peak periods.

For a bit more money, you can enroll in Global Entry and also avoid the Customs and Immigration lines when returning to the US. However, the Customs and Border Patrol have fewer offices nationwide, and there might not be a convenient one near you.
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Stridder44 Avatar
87 months ago
Finally!

I love SouthWest but their App has always been a huge disappointment (mainly due to lack of features and being so outdated). As someone who flys frequently with them, this is awesome news.
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arefbe Avatar
87 months ago

need more airports


Really! Bob Hope Airport, but not Salt Lake City?!
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lolkthxbai Avatar
87 months ago

Will it support this "Passbook" technology I keep hearing about but have never seen?


Nope. Doesn't mention passbook anywhere. A shame since it's really simple to integrate and they are already using the correct barcodes.

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Is this really front page news? On a mobile client the article is taking up lots of space. And I live in the UK


It's not, it's under ios blog but on mobile it shows you all the articles.
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