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Delta ditches paper tickets for phones

God bless America – it looks like Delta has signed up to trial mobile ticketing which will be available from this week for passengers making domestic Delta and Delta Connection flights from New York’s La Guardia airport.

Travellers will be able to download their electronic boarding pass from delta.com, and then present it to airport security and later on at the boarding gate where it will be scanned. It looks like Delta’s got big plans for mobile check-in too: “Future enhancements include standby upgrades and same day, round trip check-in on delta.com, mobile and SMS check-in,” the company said.

It all sounds great, but what happens when your phone dies? Do airport staff have an emergency charger to hand?

3 replies on “Delta ditches paper tickets for phones”

I have always wondered why that sort of thing never happens in the UK when all things mobile are way ahead than in the US or so I hear
Re: electronic ticketing, I remember a couple of years ago travelling abroad via Madrid with an electronic ticket. When I showed the printout of the ticket to the Iberia check-in desk, she wouldn't recognise it because the paper did not say “e-ticket” or “electronic ticket” .. I imagine what woul have happened if I show her the screen of my mobile instead/

I have always wondered why that sort of thing never happens in the UK when all things mobile are way ahead than in the US or so I hear
Re: electronic ticketing, I remember a couple of years ago travelling abroad via Madrid with an electronic ticket. When I showed the printout of the ticket to the Iberia check-in desk, she wouldn't recognise it because the paper did not say “e-ticket” or “electronic ticket” .. I imagine what woul have happened if I show her the screen of my mobile instead/

I have always wondered why that sort of thing never happens in the UK when all things mobile are way ahead than in the US or so I hear
Re: electronic ticketing, I remember a couple of years ago travelling abroad via Madrid with an electronic ticket. When I showed the printout of the ticket to the Iberia check-in desk, she wouldn't recognise it because the paper did not say “e-ticket” or “electronic ticket” .. I imagine what woul have happened if I show her the screen of my mobile instead/

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