The Philippines' leading budget airline, Cebu Pacific Air, rolls out its mobile check-in option, just in time for the holidays.
Mobile check-in joins web check-in, self check-in kiosks at the airport, and Agent Xpress (roving airport agents equipped with tablets) as alternate forms of check-in for CEB flights.
"With the peak travel season upon us, CEB introduces more check-in options, so guests will be empowered to manage their trips.
With check-in counter space limitations in airports such as Manila or Kalibo, we encourage more guests to check-in online to avoid the line," said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
Its official Cebu Pacific mobile app is now available on the App Store, so guests can check-in using their mobile devices and book their flights on the go.
While initially available for iOS devices, CEB is scheduled to roll out a version for Android devices soon.
Mobile check-in is available from 72 hours up to four hours for international flights, and up to two hours for domestic flights.
Seats will automatically be assigned for those with no pre-purchased seat assignments.
Boarding passes can be emailed, saved as an image, sent as an MMS or printed straight from the iPhone.
Guests can do mobile check-in for up to 14 passengers.
It will be initially available for those with web or mobile bookings only.
The mobile check-in service is not available for guests with infants, interline or check-through flights, or those requiring special handling, as they have to go through the usual check-in process.
Those who also wish to book flights can do so using the Cebu Pacific mobile app. CEB and Tigerair Philippines flights, prepaid baggage allowance and seat selection may be booked for up to 14 guests.
Only credit cards are accepted for mobile app flight bookings.
"We also remind guests to be at the airport at least three hours before their flights, and prepare for possible high volume of traffic during this time," Iyog added.
CEB's full list of travel reminders may be found here: bit.ly/CEBholidaypeak
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888.