New Google Now card creates a digital boarding pass for you upon airport check-in

New Google Now card creates a digital boarding pass for you upon airport check-in
Google promised it will be gradually adding useful cards to its Google Now virtual butler service that came with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it delivers. Meet Google Now Boarding Pass - this card will grab your electronic boarding pass after you are checked in at the airport location.

The feature will work only with supported airlines, of course, and, given how Google Now is US-based for the time being, if you are flying Air Malta, there is a very high probability the Boarding Pass card won't be of any use to you, but it's a welcome addition for the big airlines' customers and especially for the absent-minded among us.


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10 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

Wow. that's so cool and now PassBook to play catchup

4. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

already introduced by apple , passbook. android is tryin to catchup(copy otherwise) wid apple.

6. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Huh!? When I check-in, I can receive a mobile ticket sent to me SMS, which scans at security...passbook didn't introduce jack.

7. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Been doin that for a while, but with GNow, it's even more seamless.

8. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

The whole concept of Google Now is completely different to Passbook. Passbook specifically deals with ID, coupons, and ways of paying. Google Now is made for convenience and to aggregate everything that you may need to know and have - in this a boarding pass. Stop whining because iOS is under threat.

2. wendygarett unregistered

I love Google now but sadly most of their features are only compatible in US and Europe, I can't see my own stock price in my country :(

3. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Now all Google needs is to force the carriers to let Google have the Wallet application.

5. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

This feature is available in most airline apps as soon as you purchase the ticket. Google Now has been very hit or miss...quite a few of the promised cards don't work (movie times, package tracking) and it sure does eat battery.

9. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

GNow works great on my DNA and Nexus 7. I recently just ordered a package and it showed fine, remember the card has to be enabled and web history on.

10. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Yeah, check. Nothing. Some other cards do work fine. Lots of the same reported at XDA...just saying, overall it seems to be spotty.

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