These days, many people use their phone for their boarding pass when flying. But if you don't use the same airline every time, you may be using several different apps. Thanks to Google Pay, you can now save all of those boarding passes into one app. Southwest was the first US airline to support this feature, when it was announced back in May, and now United Airlines has announced that it also supports it. According to the app's changelog on the Google Play Store, "we're happy to announce the launch of Save to Google Pay Mobile Boarding Pass, you now have the ability to store your Mobile Boarding Pass as part of the Google Pay." This means that you can check in through the app and then save your pass to Google Pay, making it easy to find when you get to the gate.
Earlier this year, Google announced support for saving boarding passes as well as event tickets in the Google Pay app. That goes along with your credit, debut and gift cards, as well as membership cards. So that you can have all of your cards in one place. Making it easier than ever to use these cards and truly leave your wallet at home.
Google Pay is the third iteration of mobile payments from Google. After launching Google Wallet, which was far before its time. Google then relaunched it as Android Pay, before renaming it about a year ago to Google Pay. With this mobile payments service, you are able to use your phone to pay for things like your bill at a restaurant, or some things at the pharmacy, and leave your wallet at home. However not all merchants support this yet, as Google Pay does use NFC, unlike Samsung Pay that uses MST which is the same technology that your physical card uses.