Check-in Extended to Off-Airport Locations

Self-service travel leader Kinetics announced CheckinHere, a new kiosk solution that provides multi-airline check-in, prints boarding passes and provides baggage services for passengers at off-airport locations such as hotels, car rental stations and...


LAKE MARY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2005--You no longer need to be in the airport to check in for your flight. Self-service travel leader Kinetics, a subsidiary of NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR), today announced CheckinHere(TM), a new kiosk solution that provides multi-airline check-in, prints boarding passes and provides baggage services for passengers at off-airport locations such as hotels, car rental stations and cruise line ports.

''More than 100 million travelers have grown accustomed to using self-service check in,'' said Kinetics Vice President Theresa Heinz. ''CheckinHere extends that convenience to other locations, creating an even more convenient and seamless experience for travelers no matter where they are in their journey.''

The self-service solution uses a centralized service that unifies all of Kinetics' airline partners onto one screen for a consistent look and feel in every location for every carrier. CheckinHere requires minimal information technology (IT) resources and meets all Transportation Security Administration, International Air Transport Association and Common-User Self-Service requirements.

To use the solution, passengers select an airline and find their reservation by swiping a credit card, selecting a destination city or entering a confirmation number. They are then able to review their travel itinerary and print a boarding pass and receipt.

CheckinHere is already deployed in the Atlanta area as part of a hotel kiosk deployment, which allows guests to check in or out of the hotel, check in to specific airlines and print boarding passes on the spot.

''CheckinHere offers businesses the opportunity to consolidate several self-service applications into a single platform without requiring a complicated IT infrastructure,'' said Heinz. ''From airline check-in to car rental, travelers will soon be able to handle everything from one self-service location.''

Along with basic check-in functionality, CheckinHere allows passengers to retrieve multiple reservations, change their seats and select baggage-handling services, where available. CheckinHere can be deployed as a freestanding kiosk application or can run as an integrated component of the Kinetics ResortPort (hotel) or TouchPort (airport) kiosks. Future enhancements include adding and accessing frequent flyer data.

CheckinHere will be demonstrated in the NCR booth, number 1109, at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Los Angeles, June 21-23.

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