Monday, May 02, 2011

Smartphone airline boarding pass

I admit that I’ve been a slow adopter to paperless smartphone boarding passes for air travel. I wasn’t sure how well those red scanners would pick up the barcode on my smartphone. This weekend, I was traveling (not for work), so I decided to try the mobile boarding pass option. When I got to the security checkpoint, I had to scan the barcode on my smartphone. That was easy. Then, before I got on the plane, I had to scan the barcode again. No problem. (I'm currently using an HTC ThunderBolt running Google Android)

Moving forward, I plan to use my smartphone as a paperless boarding pass every time I have to fly. I can easily check in using my mobile device, so why should I waste paper or look for a printer when I really don’t need one?

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