The mobile boarding pass – check in via your mobile device and save time

Even when you're out and about, you can easily check in via your smartphone or tablet and download your mobile boarding pass.

Information about online or mobile boarding passes

We ask for your understanding that for regulatory reasons, we are currently not permitted to issue online or mobile boarding passes on some routes. In such cases, you will only receive a check-in confirmation. A boarding pass will then only be issued after your coronavirus-related travel documents have been checked at a counter at the airport.

You can find more information about the coronavirus-related travel documents you require by entering your departure and destination airports here:

Check in with your smartphone

From as early as 23 hours before departure you can check in with your smartphone, reserve your seat and receive your mobile boarding pass. Simply enter in your mobile phone’s browser or use the Lufthansa app.

Please be aware of the check-in deadlines – the times by when you must be in possession of your boarding pass and have checked in your baggage. These deadlines vary from airport to airport.

The mobile boarding pass

You will receive your mobile boarding pass after mobile check-in and also after online check-in if you request it. After the confirmation ‘You are checked in’, you will receive your mobile boarding pass as an in-app directly in your boarding pass file, by  email or sent as an SMS link straight to your smartphone.

Availability of the mobile boarding pass

The mobile boarding pass is available on all routes from Germany. It is also offered from many international destinations worldwide. Those routes on which the mobile boarding pass is not available are shown on the following page.

Manage your mobile boarding pass

After receiving your mobile boarding pass, you can manage and use this offline if you have the Lufthansa app, the iOS Wallet or Google Pay.

If you have problems with your mobile boarding pass

Should you have any problems with your mobile boarding pass, you can, of course, collect a conventional boarding pass from a check-in machine or from a Lufthansa check-in counter at the airport. The same applies if, for example, your mobile phone’s battery is flat or you have inadvertently deleted your mobile boarding pass.

Quicker on board – with or without baggage

You’ll save valuable time with your mobile boarding pass: if you are travelling with carry-on baggage only, you can go straight to security and then proceed to your gate. If you have other bags, you can simply check these in on the way to your gate at one of the designated Lufthansa bag drop-off counters or at the self-service bag drop kiosk.