Yesterday, I was already checked-in for my Cathay Pacific flight using a system that's been around for some time - mobile check-in. I thought of using this before on an American Airlines flight but really has never done it until my curiosity got the better of me. It's actually easy and very convenient - I even managed to change my seat a few rows up front! This I believe is one way for airlines to really streamline the process of flying.
At check-in, whenever there are scanners available, all one has to do is flash the bar code appearing on the mobile unit and voila, you're ready to go. Unfortunately at JFK, Cathay Pacific don't have the machines as yet so I went to the designated lane for bag drop-off (where there's no queue) and in a matter of minutes, I was handed a traditional boarding pass and the lounge access.
|Terraces Lounge at JFK|
While waiting for my flight at the British Airway's Terraces lounge (which Cathay Pacific is using), I finally got to work on my laptop after hurrying from work earlier this evening, picking up my luggage and getting on a car for the half-hour ride to JFK. I've got a 18-hour flight ahead of me which, as you can just imagine, is one that's going to test my butt again. In the meantime, I'll let the red wine do the trick later and hope I get a good snooze up on the air.