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Paper boarding pass set to disappear

17 July 2010

The humble boarding pass is becoming the latest victim of the aviation industry’s drive towards a paperless future.Instead passengers will use their mobile phones to board an aircraft, with the device being read by a scanner at the departure gate.

It will mean that passengers will no longer rummage through every pocket at the departure gate only to find the pass has been used as a bookmark for a paperback bought 20 minutes earlier.

Underpinning the drive for the new technology in the aviation industry is an attempt to simplify the process of going through and airport cutting out the delays which have infuriated passengers across the world.

Saving a couple of seconds on processing an individual passenger can make a dramatic difference to the length of queues.


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