January 12, 2021
Google Pay Boarding Pass Support Debuts on Pixel Devices

Google Pay Now Supports Boarding Passes but it Doesn’t Work on Every Android Device

The Google Pay app can now store screenshots of flight boarding passes but it’s only available on Pixel phones at this time…

Not long ago, Google announced it would start releasing Pixel “feature drops.” Basically, these are functions which are exclusive to Pixel phones, expanded to work on other Android devices. But, some remain exclusive to Pixels. Now, there’s such a new feature in the “Cards and Passes” section of Google Pay.

Google Pay Boarding Pass Support Debuts on Pixel Devices

Google Pay will now support storing flight boarding passes. Pixel owners only need to take a screenshot of their boarding pass (including its bar-code) and then add it to Google Pay.

Once added to the Google Pay app, Google will automatically update users with real-time information on flight status.

Unfortunately, just a handful of airlines have adopted support for Google Pay but this might increase the number of partner carriers.

The new feature is now starting to roll out gradually, so it will probably take some time before it’s available to all Pixel phones.

Google explains:

“Getting on a flight is also getting easier. Simply take a screenshot of a boarding pass barcode and tap on the notification to add it to Google Pay. You will receive real-time flight updates, and on the day of your flight, you can just press the power button to pull up your boarding pass.  This feature will be rolling out gradually in all countries with Google Pay during March on Pixel 3, 3a and 4.”

Ashley Lipman

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