TSA: Paperless Boarding Pass Pilot – The electronic boarding pass contains a two-dimensional (2-D) barcode encrypted with specific passenger information, such as the traveler’s name and flight information.
At the checkpoint, passengers present their cell phones or PDA to a TSA travel document checking officer. The officer will scan the encrypted barcode using a handheld device to verify its authenticity. Passengers will still be required to show photo identification so officers can validate that the name on the boarding pass matches the name on the ID.
- Alaska Airlines is piloting this program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
- American Airlines – When you are traveling on select itineraries from Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Los Angeles International (LAX) and Santa Ana John Wayne/Orange County (SNA) airports, you now have the option to have your boarding pass sent directly to your mobile phone or other mobile device – saving paper and time. Eligible itineraries include non-stop flights with only one passenger listed in the record locator.
- Continental Airlines passengers can use the electronic boarding pass at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Logan International Airport (BOS), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), San Antonio International Airport (SAT), Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
- Delta Airlines passengers can use electronic boarding passes at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York.
- Northwest Airlines passengers can use electronic boarding passes at Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and will soon launch in Detroit.