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Airline boarding passes go high-tech

5 December 2007

Airline passengers in Houston went high-tech Tuesday, boarding planes using cellphones and personal digital assistants, rather than paper boarding passes.

The three-month Continental Airlines test program at Houston’s Intercontinental Airport may expand nationwide if it’s successful, USA Today said. Passengers showed photo identification and codes sent to their cellphones or PDAs to board planes. The two-dimensional bar code contains passenger names and flight information. It is scanned by the Transportation Security Administration to verify authenticity.

source: United Press International

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