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12. 07. 2007

Cell phone boarding pass

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See, that's me with my oooold Blackberry, on my way to CES, flashing my boarding pass on my handheld. I wish! But it's almost a reality. Continental Airlines is set to begin a new pilot program in Houston that will allow customers to board their flights with a cell phone-based boarding pass. The program will run for 3 months and if it's deemed successful, the days of paper-based boarding passes are over. Expect a wider rollout, as other airlines jump on board. It's easy to do really; the system sends a unique barcode to each passenger’s cell phone with the encrypted messages directly tied to the customer’s handset. Hallelujah.

Via Boy Genius.

Posted by Evan    Category: cell phones | software
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