Southwest Airlines has enabled mobile boarding passes for 28 airports

Southwest Airlines has issued an update to its iPhone and iPod touch app that should make the lives of several frequent travelers a bit easier. The company has added mobile boarding pass support to the app for 28 airports, which is up from the previously supported handful of airports. Mobile boarding pass functionality allows travelers to pull up their pass on their phones to be scanned upon check-in and security checkpoints at airports. Some additional features to make the user-interface simpler and more helpful have also been added in this 2.4 update.

Southwest Airlines has updated its official iOS app to include mobile boarding pass supportat 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. 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.

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