Delta passengers at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (if you haven’t been stuck there for four or five hours yet, you simply MUST try it) will now be able to pull up their boarding passes on their favorite mobile devices.
Phones can be used to check in for flights and also at security checkpoints and gates. Security agents and Delta employees presumably scan an image of a barcode that matches up with your boarding pass.
Continental and Northwest have similar pilot programs in place (pilot, ha!!!) so it appears that it may only be a matter of time before we’ll all be able to use our phones as boarding passes, at which point I’m absolutely certain that the money the airlines save by not printing out paper tickets will be passed right along to all of us, the hard-working consumers. Right? Right?