Thursday, October 18, 2007

Soon you will use your cellphones to check-in at airports

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is looking to set up a system where passengers get a text message barcode to their cellphones in which passengers can use to check-in for their flights. The group aims to shift entirely to bar code boarding passes by 2010. Among the few airlines that now offer mobile check-in services are Air Canada, Air Berlin and Spanair.

This measure is not only meant to be a convenience for passengers, but a for means saving the airlines $500 Million in paper tickets.

source [International Herald Tribune]

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