Check-in Quickly at the Airport During Covid

Check-in faster at Heathrow for your BA flight to the USA

British Airways has always been on the front foot when it comes to airline safety protocols and smarter travel during COVID 19.

And this also applies to innovating and streamlining its check-in procedures for the time-strapped business traveler.

This week the airline says it will be trialing a new mobile travel health passport system using VeriFLY.

The app can be downloaded by travellers on their smartphones and will certify COVID 19 test certificates and any necessary travel documentation ahead of a flight.

After pre-submitting any documents on the app they’ll feel more confident before they leave their homes for the airport since they can now enjoy faster and hassle-free check-in’s there.

BA is collaborating on this program with American Airlines and kick off their trial early February on all transatlantic routes between London and the United States such as New York JFK, San Francisco, Miami and Boston).

In the future, the program will also be available on any UK return flights.

The process is supposed to give peace of mind to travellers before they head to the airport on areas such as Covid test acceptance and meeting any destination entry requirements at check-in.

American Airlines became the first airline to use VeriFLY in November for some routes.

Many of their passengers have already started using the app.

After uploading test details and travel documentation, travellers will be notified of a simple, ‘Pass’, or ‘Fail’.

Certified travellers who have their confirmations will be fast-tracked on arrival at the airport and can use special desks there.

After downloading the app, travellers will:

  • Create a profile
  • Confirm their flight information
  • Upload a negative COVID test result
  • Upload other necessary travel documents

Verifly is available to download on the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.

Photography courtesy of British Airways