Since I'd like to choose seats and avoid overbooking I'd like to check in in advance.

There is an app and they say that we can check in using it.

My questions are:

  1. if I use app to check in should I print something else to show at the airport?

  2. what to do when I arrive at the airport? Should I use my mobile to scan some code?

Edit: Since I'll not have access to a printer to print my boarding pass after checking in online (if I did), I'm thinking to use app. But I have to report my company about my flight so I need boarding pass.

  1. Is it possible to export as pdf the boarding pass from the app and print it later?

Edit 2: from here they say:

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.

  1. Do you understand that we can check in using app and also print the boarding pass at the airport machines (a kind of second copy)?
  • @mts, so, I open app and show the code on my mobile to the scanner when I drop luggage and when boarding? Nice! But they will give some boarding pass with information? I need some document to prove that I got the flight to show to my company.
    – Sigur
    Commented Aug 13, 2015 at 10:36
  • I've never done it but I'm not sure you get anything printed. Your company might accept a screenshot from your phone but why don't you just check-in at the airport and get your boarding pass there.
    – mts
    Commented Aug 13, 2015 at 10:38
  • I want to be sure about the seats. It is possible to do this on Internet. Can I export the boarding pass from my mobile to print it after my trip?
    – Sigur
    Commented Aug 13, 2015 at 10:45
  • 1
    If "I'm not able to print my boarding pass if I use Internet to online check in. So I'm thinking to use app." is true, then this must be very new. I've done this many times, last in April, and it was never a problem. Just turn up at the Check-In kiosk and start the process as if you had not checked in yet.
    – DCTLib
    Commented Aug 13, 2015 at 10:49
  • @DCTLib, sorry. Maybe I'm misunderstood. I edited the post.
    – Sigur
    Commented Aug 13, 2015 at 11:00

2 Answers 2


To answer your questions in order:

  1. You don't need to print anything. The App will automatically download a mobile boarding pass.

  2. If you are checking bags, just go directly to the bag drop. Otherwise, go directly to security and show the mobile boarding pass. (If you have an iPhone, it will be in Passbook and already on your lock screen.)

  3. Take a screenshot.

  4. You can still print a paper one from the kiosk. Also, if you check bags, they will usually print one for you at the bag drop (to attach the bag info stickers to).

  • Sorry for stupid question: how to do #3? I have Galaxy S4.
    – Sigur
    Commented Aug 13, 2015 at 16:05
  • No idea. Maybe there's an android.SE?
    – Louis
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 11:29

For company reimbursement purposes, you can also print a passenger receipt, which is available online up to 30 days after the flight.


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