Blackberry Makes it Easier to Fly

Blackberry Cell Phone Boarding PassContinental Airlines has partnered with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to offer customers who use smartphones the option of using a paperless boarding pass. Customers flying with Continental can now visit Continental’s website within 24 hours of their scheduled flight and have their boarding pass emailed to their Blackberry. If the customer is only traveling with carry on, the paperless boarding pass enables them to bypass having to check in.

The paperless boarding pass has an encrypted, tamper-proof bar code, which identifies the passenger and their specific flight information. Representatives at security and at the gate will scan the screen of the mobile phone instead of a traditional paper boarding pass.  Customers have been leaving great feedback for the program as it not only makes traveling more convenient, but it helps the environment by reducing the amount of paper needed to make boarding passes. Continental also claims that the paperless passes “heighten the ability to detect fraudulent boarding passes while improving customer service and reducing paper use.”

The paperless boarding pass option is currently available for the airports listed below, but Continental hopes to make the option available nationwide shortly.

The paperless boarding pass is currently available in:

  • Austin (AUS)
  • Baltimore (BWI)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Chicago (ORD – O’Hare)
  • Cleveland (CLE)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Houston (IAH – Intercontinental)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Memphis (MEM)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
  • New Orleans (MSY)
  • New York (LGA – LaGuardia)
  • New York/Newark (EWR – Liberty)
  • Orange County (SNA)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Portland (PDX)
  • Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
  • San Antonio (SAT)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg (TPA)
  • Washington, DC (DCA – National)

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