A URL Trick Let You Use Someone Else's Delta Boarding Pass

A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This… » 12/16/14 1:40pm Tuesday 1:40pm

A Better Boarding Pass: Rethinking One of the Worst Design Offenders

Airports are not enjoyable places to be. Long distance travel is not a tonne of fun. Badly designed boarding passes are annoying. Seriously annoying. The boarding pass is essential for air travel but when badly designed, must be one of the most counter-productive items an airline could issue. I think they cause… » 8/29/13 12:00pm 8/29/13 12:00pm

American Airlines Brings Cellphone Boarding Passes to O'Hare

Chicago's O'Hare airport, the second busiest in the world, is set to join several other airports serviced by Delta and Continental in offering passengers the option to use their cellphones as boarding passes » 11/13/08 6:30pm 11/13/08 6:30pm. The service will be available to passengers departing from Los Angeles International and John Wayne Orange…

Paperless Boarding Passes Coming To Cellphones

While it's nice to print out boarding passes at home before you leave, you can't always do the same on your return leg. Continental has a proposed fix, now in testing in Houston. You load your boarding pass onto your phone's screen with 2D barcode exposed, then let the TSA and airline ticket checkers scan away. Of… » 12/05/07 10:01am 12/05/07 10:01am