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Electronic airline boarding pass hitting .500

En route to the Google developer’s conference, I tried an electronic boarding pass (the kind you can show on your phone) for the first time. The TSA kiosk did great, but the AA scanner couldn’t read it, right when dozens of people were behind me trying to board. They ended up typing in my seat manually.

Also, it was actually a little uncomfortable to not have the piece of paper, knowing that my phone needed to (a) not run out of battery and (b) stay on one page in the browser and/or be ready for the tens-of- seconds reload if I want to surf away to some other site and/or app. And having to hand your phone to strangers frankly feels a little bit invasive.

I think I may actually stick with paper for the time being, as cool as not having to worry about it can be.

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