Articles tagged “boarding passes”

Airline Mobile Boarding Pass Security Flaw Found and Apparently Fixed

Airline Mobile Boarding Pass Security Flaw Found and Apparently Fixed

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Impacted airlines moved quickly to fix the URL issue. However, it's possible that the hack has been quietly used before. The incident highlights how even the slightest technical oversight can have a huge impact on operations.

4 years ago

Smartwatches Add Airline Boarding Passes and Hotel Search

Smartwatches Add Airline Boarding Passes and Hotel Search

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Few travelers are using wearable technology right now, but brands that launch early will have time to iterate and improve their apps for early adopters and soon-to-be growing number of smartwatch owners.

4 years ago

JetBlue Takes a Shortcut to Add Apple Passbook Capabilities

JetBlue Takes a Shortcut to Add Apple Passbook Capabilities

Dennis Schaal, Skift

JetBlue really needs to devote more resources to its tech capabilities. It is finally getting around to it with its imminent satellite-based Wi-Fi, but the airline needs to stay on top of its game.

5 years ago

A Small Airport Gets Mobile Boarding Passes 5 Years After They Launched

Rick Steelhammer, Associated Press

Small airports such as Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia, are way down the food chain when it comes to securing technology that larger airports consider standard. The TSA announced mobile boarding passes in 2008, and about 100 airports got them before Yeager, which only has mobile boarding passes for one airline, United, so far.

5 years ago

Mobile boarding passes ramping up in Apple Passbook, Samsung Wallet and Google Now

Dennis Schaal, Skift

You see passengers here and there using mobile boarding passes at the airport these days, but their use is hardly omnipresent. That could change over the next few years, however, as mobile boarding passes become a staple of third-party apps.

5 years ago

TSA Pre-Check eligibility now appearing on airline boarding passes

Once again, technology is slowly catching up with reality. Now, travelers who are eligible for TSA Pre-Check will more easily be able to figure out which security lane they should head toward when they get to the airport.

5 years ago

JetBlue is very tardy, but finally working on mobile boarding passes

JetBlue has been lagging in the mobile arena, and is therefore playing catch-up on mobile boarding passes and Apple Passbook, which competitors introduced months ago.

5 years ago

DHS postpones federal Real ID Act to give U.S. states a chance to tighten identification rules

Tom Sharpe, The Santa Fe New Mexican

The Real ID Act is geared toward tightening up airline security, but implementation by states has been very sluggish.

5 years ago

American Airlines and Apple Passbook produce 20,000 boarding passes per day

American Airlines obviously isn't buying the argument at this point that Apple Passbook is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

6 years ago

Google’s answer to Passbook? Google Now delivers United boarding passes to Android users

Google’s answer to Passbook? Google Now delivers United boarding passes to Android users

Airlines likely will now start delivering their boarding passes to the Android side of the mobile ledger through the Google Search app.

6 years ago

Mobile boarding passes taking hold for planes, trains and automobiles

Mobile boarding passes taking hold for planes, trains and automobiles

Dennis Schaal, Skift

And, when smartphone get longer battery life, then travelers can really feel secure about mobile boarding passes.

6 years ago

Southwest shuts check-in app for boarding passes

Too bad the app had to shut down, but it was very predictable given Southwest's heavy hand when it comes to third party use of its flight schedules and loyalty program.

6 years ago