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Southwest Makes Flying Even Easier At BWI

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Next time you fly Southwest, you can pack a little lighter.

As Jessica Kartalija explains, all you need is your ID and your cell phone.

Think “less is more” the next time you take off from BWI.

“Southwest now is offering its mobile boarding pass option for their customers,” said Jonathan Dean, BWI.

That means Southwest customers now only need an ID and their cell phone to check-in.

“I think that’s wonderful. It’s a convenience. It saves time,” said one traveler.

This week, the airline added Baltimore to the growing list of cities that accept the mobile boarding pass.

“Southwest is the largest airline partner for us, so this is a big step for their customers,” Dean said.

When you go to check in for your flight, Southwest will email or text your boarding pass right to your smart phone. You no longer need to print a pass.

“This gives our shared customers another option for making the check-in and the checkpoint procedures easy and efficient,” Dean said.

With long lines at security, customers say it’s one less thing to think about.

“It’s great. It’s a lot easier,” said one traveler.

“Yeah, I would probably use it. Yeah. Just makes it a lot faster,” said another.

BWI joins three other airports in Texas as well as Orlando, Chicago and Phoenix in using the mobile boarding.

Southwest expects to have mobile boarding at all U.S. cities the company flies by the end of the month.

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