Mobile Phones As Boarding Passes

Mobile Phones As Boarding Passes
Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 19 march 2008

With 80% of US air travelers using electronic check-ins, airports and airlines are looking for other areas to implement technology to speed up boarding times (and, cough, remove the human component). The New York Times points to a test by Continental where their customers can pass through security and board their planes by flashing their mobile phones. Security and airline staff can scan barcodes that are displayed on a phone in the same way they scan paper passes today. The NY Times reports:

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