Have you ever used your smartphone to display an electronic boarding pass for either a plane or a train?
Yes, I love it!
i love it, because it's far less likely that i'm going to lose my phone. :)
Did it today as I usually do.
I don't trust my signal enough
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.
I've never been on a train & haven't been on a plane in about 25 years.
Plane. The last five or so times I've flown.
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?
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.
In my experience, your phone never leaves your own hand.
Not my point. You are still tacitly allowing access to your phone. It is a step down a path that can legally become hazardous.
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.
That is a ridiculous comparison.
And not yours?
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.
What's it like to live with such paranoia? I've often wondered how one would handle the daily stress.
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
have at our disposal can easily be turned against us.
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.
I had the same problem. The gate attendant finally just asked for my seat number.
the scariest part was handing it to the TSA agent. I thought I was gonna get my head chewed off haha.
Frequently as a boarding pass for air travel. Works great - never a problem.