Past flights & Web-check-in for US flights with new update!
With our latest update to v1.4.3, we’re now excited to include the beta-release of two new features. See what we’ve cooked up in our development-laboratories and help us with your feedback to make these features bullet-proof:
Past Flights (beta)
Out of all the feedback we’ve received since our launch 6 months ago, the most requested feature was the ability to add your past flights. We worked very hard the last couple of months to make that more of a reality. We already launched support for Tripit, Worldmate & Flightdiary in previous releases to allow the import of past flights from these services. And today we are happy to make adding past flights possible within Flying when adding a flight.
As a first step, we now allow adding older flights taken place since June 1st, 2013. We are working together with our data-provider to go back even further with this feature as soon as possible! So, in case you came onboard to the Flying app late last year, grab your past boarding-passes from 2013 and add these flights in order get stamps and see them in your data visualizations.
Web-check-in for US flights (beta)
It’s often a hassle to remind yourself to check-in to your booked flights right away to get the best seats once check-in has opened. And searching through your mail inbox for the booking-number can be a hassle. We tackled this issue with the release of a new check-in beta feature:
-> all users with upcoming flights will get an auto-notification 24 hours in advance (once your flight is ready for check-in).
Our app will already have copied your booking code from the boarding pass, so from here, users can jump directly into the airline’s web-checkin-website without leaving the Flying app.
We believe that this process will make it much faster & more convenient to deal with checking-in to your flights on different airlines. For this first beta version, we support all domestic US flights from the following airlines: United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines. More airlines to come! This feature comes right out of our Flying-labs, we’re looking forward to hearing your feedback to improve and expand this feature in the future. We love collaborating with our users, if you would like to be a part of our offical test pilot group for this feature or for future features, let us know!
As always, for this latest version we also worked on improving the performance of the app and added some smaller updates here and there:
- There is now a shortcut to jump directly to your own profile, simply tap the ‘Total Miles-Counter’ in the main Cockpit!
- To easily access/copy your booking code, we’ve added a new “Copy” button next to booking code in boarding pass
- Improved push notifications
- “Notes” text area in boarding pass is now selectable/copyable
- New in app browser is in use for: flightright intro, flightright claim flight, profile-ARKTIK, registration screen, settings/about/flyingfrom.to
- Bug fixes, and performance enhancement!
Please download/update to the newest version and Keep Flying!