Airline picks NFC stickers over phones for new service

There are too few phones for such a service, Scandinavian Airlines said

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will allow its most frequent flyers to check in using NFC-compatible stickers, the company said on Tuesday.

The short-range communications technology continues to gain traction, helped by, for example, Google's efforts. Last month, the company unveiled its mobile wallet service, which will allow users to pay using Android-based smartphones, including the Nexus S.

SAS, on the other hand, has decided to distribute NFC stickers, called Smart Pass, to users that they then can put on their phones. There are still too few NFC-compatible phones for that to be an option, according to a spokeswoman. The airline wanted to reach a wider audience, and in the process help move the market forward, she said.

The goal is to make journeys go more smoothly. Travelers will be able to use the technology at self-service check-in machines, to access lounges, for shopping, to validate destinations and at the departure gate.

The service will be available to customers with a Eurobonus Gold card across Scandinavia this fall.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphonesPhonesconsumer electronicsPhone applicationsMobile handsetsScandinavian Airlines

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Mikael Ricknäs

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?