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BeachSt June 2nd, 2014 4:07am

Have you ever used your smartphone to display an electronic boarding pass for either a plane or a train?

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Emma Austin.ish.
06/03/14 9:38 pm

i love it, because it's far less likely that i'm going to lose my phone. :)

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/03/14 1:49 pm

Tried in twice and it didn't work either time. They'll probably get the facial recognition software that makes it redundant working before they fix the problem of reading a QR type code reliably off a moving phone.

jmw7477 Indiana
06/03/14 4:22 am

I've never been on a train & haven't been on a plane in about 25 years.

Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
06/02/14 7:17 pm

Plane. The last five or so times I've flown.

moonshot More often I know nothing
06/02/14 2:09 am

I use it all the time, whenever available. I can book the flight, pick a seat, ask for an upgrade, and get my boarding pass all from my phone. Why use paper?

Torfin Never Behind
06/01/14 10:38 pm

I prefer not to make my phone into something that I present to others. If I willingly allow a random stranger even tacit access then how can I refuse access to an authority.

moonshot More often I know nothing
06/02/14 2:08 am

In my experience, your phone never leaves your own hand.

Torfin Never Behind
06/02/14 8:53 am

Not my point. You are still tacitly allowing access to your phone. It is a step down a path that can legally become hazardous.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/03/14 7:40 pm

They just scan a barcode on the screen... That's like saying a traditional boarding pass is on paper and so are your tax documents, so you must also be giving consent for them to access your tax information.

Torfin Never Behind
06/03/14 8:29 pm

That is a ridiculous comparison.

Torfin Never Behind
06/03/14 8:50 pm

No not mine. A better comparison is: You give an officer access to your trunk for inspection. He can now tear your entire vehicle apart since you have given tacit permission to search. This is the situation that I wish to avoid.

moonshot More often I know nothing
06/03/14 9:34 pm

What's it like to live with such paranoia? I've often wondered how one would handle the daily stress.

Torfin Never Behind
06/04/14 1:38 am

It is not paranoia if its the way it is. Every careerfield I have had has had an aspect where you have to understand the repercussions of even the most innocence seeming action. So I can easily see how the innocent action of usage of the tools we

Torfin Never Behind
06/04/14 1:38 am

have at our disposal can easily be turned against us.

susanr Colorado
06/01/14 9:14 pm

A couple of times for planes, when the concept was pretty new. The scanner had a problem with it one of those times. I was glad I'd printed a paper copy. Haven't really tried it since then.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/01/14 9:36 pm

I had the same problem. The gate attendant finally just asked for my seat number.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/03/14 7:40 pm

the scariest part was handing it to the TSA agent. I thought I was gonna get my head chewed off haha.

bringstheeagle Colorado
06/01/14 9:11 pm

Frequently as a boarding pass for air travel. Works great - never a problem.