Passport with your watch!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by nooaah, May 19, 2015.

  1. nooaah macrumors 68000

    nooaah

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    I have a flight tomorrow (I fly ~120 times a year) and wanted to know if my eticket will show up on my home screen? With my phone, on the same day as the flight, there will be a shortcut to my ticket via the lock screen. Right now, it's only showing up in the watch passport app. Should I expected it to come up tomorrow for my flight or will I have to fish it out of the Passport app while I'm in line?

    Kind of defeats the purpose because I wanted to not have to fidget with anything while I'm juggling bags and drinks in line to get on the flight! Also, I'll probably still use my phone for the TSA check in because their scanner requires "Screen down" which will look and feel kind of silly using a watch.
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    If it's in Passbook, it does show up the day of the flight. I can confirm having done this with the watch for two different flights, two different days.

    Also, used my watch for TSA line as well, no problems.
     
  3. nooaah thread starter macrumors 68000

    nooaah

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    Thanks! It wasn't awkward to read over and twist your wrist? I guess the readers are in different positions at various airports. The ones at PHL and LAX are a little wonky.
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

    Tyler23

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    Hmm, my cases were in ATL and MSP, both were just fine. I haven't been to LAX since the AW came out and don't remember what the readers are like there.
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It depends on the equipment. Someone reported being able to use it just fine at the TSA checkpoint but needed to pull out his iPhone at the gate because it wouldn't fit under.
     
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Do yourself a favour though - get a backup boarding pass printed to leave in your bag.

    I got into a pickle a while ago when the boarding pass disappeared from passbook and I didn't have wifi to download it again!
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Wifi? iPhones (which the Watch require) have cellular reception.
     
  8. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Not when you're in a foreign country which would cost about £20 in data to download it ;)
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    This. Always hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.
     
  10. Fidget77 macrumors newbie

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    I used mine this week travelling from Toronto to Halifax and back. I had trouble in both airports with the scan just before the X-ray machines as they didn't have handheld scanners there. On the first flight I had printed a backup paper copy which I gave them to scan. On the return flight, I took the watch off my wrist which meant I had to unlock ...a bit of a pain. I probably should have just handed them my phone at that point. It was funny going through all the checkpoints where they were confused as to why I was showing them my wrist when they asked for the boarding pass!!!! Once they realized, they were ALL impressed and asking to see it/ announce it to other security people/etc. Its pretty cool to be one of the first people walking around with one :)
     
  11. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Quantas-Whoops! :D
     

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