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EasyJet Is Literally Texting Passengers When To Take Out Their Boarding Passes

Passengers queue up at the Easyjet counter at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport on May 25, 2011, as air traffic is disturbed as ashes spewed from Iceland's Grimsvoetn volcano. Ash pouring from the Icelandic volcano reached northern Germany, forcing the closure of airports from Hamburg to Berlin, amid fears European air traffic could soon suffer further disruptions. The cloud is the second in barely a year from an Icelandic volcano to disrupt European air traffic. The airports will reopen by afternoon, German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer said.   AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
Passengers queue up at the Easyjet counter at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport on May 25, 2011, as air traffic is disturbed as ashes spewed from Iceland's Grimsvoetn volcano. Ash pouring from the Icelandic volcano reached northern Germany, forcing the closure of airports from Hamburg to Berlin, amid fears European air traffic could soon suffer further disruptions. The cloud is the second in barely a year from an Icelandic volcano to disrupt European air traffic. The airports will reopen by afternoon, German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer said. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

We know travelers are glued to their phones, and we know there are tons of travel apps out there, but we've never seen an invention that caters to passenger laziness quite like THIS.

Budget airline easyJet rolled out an updated mobile app that will send messages to passengers in the airport, telling them when to get out their boarding passes and open their passports, the Daily Mail reports.

The technology, called iBeacon, uses Bluetooth technology to determine where passengers are in line and prompts them to take action at the precise right time, right on their phones.

It's pretty much like your airline is sending you text messages so you never have to look up from your screen.

EasyJet will pilot the system at select European airports this summer and more fully integrate it later if things go well, the airline's commercial director told the Daily Mail. The easyJet app -- available worldwide -- already lets travelers track their flights in realtime and swap seats from their phones.

What's next... the airline that Tweets for you?

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