Paperless Travel: Qantas to Launch Cell Phone Check-In
Here at Jaunted we can have travel geek tendencies. We've been loving the paperless ticket world for a long time and love to check-in online too but have still been annoyed at how often we need to print out our own boarding pass--easy at home, not easy on the road. But slowly we're seeing alternatives and we like that a lot.
This week it's Aussie airline Qantas that's taking the paperless travel ideal further. From early next year they're introducing an entirely paperless check-in option which will involve passengers getting a barcode sent to their cell phone for scanning at the boarding gate.
Two reasons we especially love this kind of airline geekiness: Less paper (we're green, too) and harder to lose--our cell phone is always near. We can't wait to get our first mobile barcode.
· Mobile Phones and PDAs to Act As Qantas Boarding Passes [The Australian]
· Subway Travel: London's Oyster Coming to Cell Phones [Jaunted]
[Photo: Tom Loth]