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Continental Airlines Piloting Cell Phones As Boarding Passes

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Dec 5, 2007, 11:05 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Continental is the first airline in the U.S. to test the use of cell phones or PDAs as boarding passes with a pilot program at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Rather than being issued paper passes, passengers will receive a two-dimensional digital bar code on their phones. The code will be scanned and passengers will still need to show valid photo ID. If a passenger's phone loses power, they can be issued a back-up paper pass. If the pilot is successful, the use of cell phones as boarding passes could extend to other airports and airlines.

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Southwest already does this! nscirico Dec 5, 2007, 1:37 PM
and then I accidently hit "delete" tnt2k1 Dec 6, 2007, 10:25 AM
Finally. Infomedia Dec 5, 2007, 12:30 PM
 
 
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