Cell Phone Boarding Passes Accepted by Delta Airlines


image_6692_largeimagefile Cell Phone Boarding Passes Accepted by Delta AirlinesI still remember when airlines first started to ditch physical tickets in favor of virtual ones. It wasn’t even necessary to print out a confirmation email anymore, because all you needed to present to the check-in counter was your passport and a confirmation number. I haven’t come across an airport that does virtual boarding passes yet, so I guess Delta is leading the charge with their latest innovation.

The pilot project is being run at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Instead of having a physical boarding pass to present at the gate, it will be possible for you to just whip out your cell phone and let the reps scan the on-screen barcode. The phones can be used to check in for flights and also at security checkpoints.

Delta, to my knowledge, is the only one to have officially launched such a program thus far, but Continental and Northwest are working on similar applications. Save time, money, and trees. Sounds like a good deal to me.

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