Paperless boarding passes.

@saundyl (9690)
Canada
April 6, 2008 1:55pm CST
Hi, I noticed today that Air Canada is now offering paperless boarding passes...as well as the Etickets. Has any one tried these? Would anyone try these? Why or why not? I know basically when you check in they text the boarding pass with gate info, seats and flight numbers to your cell as well as a bar code the flight attendants scan to let you onto the plane. I'm not sure how the security check would deal with this or if they accept them as well or not. I think id hold off trying them until they are more standard through out the airlines. I'd also be worried that theyd text my boarding pass to the wrong cell number and then id be stuck without. I have tried the E-tickets, found them to be much cheaper because then i dont have to pay the fees the airline charges for them as well as shipping and handling fees to have them delivered. (this is the 3rd time today ive tried to post this if it doesnt go through im not retyping this all again)
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3 responses
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Texting it to your cell phone? Wow, I didn't know they could do that. I've done it several times online where you print out the confirmation page then you check in & they print your tickets. To me, it's very easy that way. I would be so nervous to have it send to my cell phone because sometimes it doesn't get text message, and sometimes I don't realize they were sent to me. However when the technology is worked out, then I think that would be a good idea. Pablo
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
I'd be nervous too...things like this that are expensive if they goof up i'm generally not one of the first to try..i like to wait and see how effective they are.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Thank you SO much for the best response, that was very kind of you. Have a wonderful day.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
6 Apr 08
I lived for 6 months in Kuala Lumpur, and travelled several times with Air Asia. There you could order you ticktes online and just write down a confirmatio number, used to check in. Worked perfectly.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
The boarding passes are what you get when you check in. Ive used the E-tickets that you write them down and check in with them but..I'm not sure i'd try the boarding passes via text message quite yet
• Kuwait
7 Apr 08
But of course, a lot of travelers now a day doesnt bring their paper on hands since they are avoiding hassle of forgetfull and careless so they live their documents tru network and have some access code to use it. e-ticket is one of the greatest improvement on ticketing system, on internet you can avail you ticket with nice and cheapest deal and pay by credit card. so no hassle...
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