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2009-04-17 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR) today blasted the decision by United Airlines to violate the Civil Rights of people of size by charging them for two tickets if they are deemed to be overweight. United Airlines announced that its ticket agents will begin denying boarding passes to people of size if they are "unable to comfortably fasten a safety belt with one extension or sit comfortably with armrests down," unless they purchase a...

2009-02-27 10:57:00

Memphis-departing customers can now check in and receive electronic boarding passes on Web-enabled devices MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it is putting even greater convenience in the hands of its customers by partnering with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to launch paperless check-in for domestic travel on nonstop Delta, Northwest and Delta Connection flights departing from Concourses A, B and C at Memphis...

2008-12-06 14:58:57

The flight of a Japanese passenger plane was delayed this week because of confusion over the number of people in the pop group SMAP's entourage. The flight, carrying 502 passengers from New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, took off 48 minutes late Thursday as a result, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Members of the band and their companions were checked in for the All Nippon Airways flight separately. After the plane started taxiing into position for takeoff, an airline employee realized only 15...

2008-11-14 06:00:12

American Airlines has announced that customers departing from select airports can choose to receive their boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones or PDAs, saving the time it takes to print out and present a paper boarding pass at the airport. Mobile boarding passes, which use a two-dimensional barcode, are being introduced for passengers departing on domestic flights from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. On November 17, 2008, mobile boarding passes will be offered as...

2008-11-13 12:00:15

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines customers departing from select airports today can choose to receive their boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones or PDAs, saving the time it takes to print out and present a paper boarding pass at the airport. Mobile boarding passes, which use a two-dimensional (2-D) barcode, are being introduced today for passengers departing on domestic flights from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. On Nov. 17,...

2008-11-03 06:00:14

The Transportation Security Administration and Continental Airlines have expanded the paperless boarding pass pilot program to LaGuardia Airport in New York, US. The airline has said that this new approach will allow passengers to receive boarding passes electronically on their cell phones or PDAs, which will then be scanned by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security officers at the checkpoint, eliminating the need for a paper boarding pass. Each paperless boarding pass...

2008-10-29 15:00:20

Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA) announced today the expansion of its paperless boarding pass, effective October 29, 2008, to its Detroit WorldGateway hub. This comes after a successful test program in Indianapolis, Indiana. E-Boarding Passes allow customers to use their mobile phones and other handheld devices to clear security and board the airplane. Northwest now offers E-Boarding Passes to customers traveling non-stop from Detroit to cities within the U.S. when checking in at nwa.com,...

2008-10-24 06:00:16

The Transportation Security Administration and Continental Airlines have expanded the paperless boarding pass pilot program to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio. The program will allow passengers at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CHIA) to receive boarding passes electronically on their cell phones or personal digital assistants, which will then be scanned by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security officers at the checkpoint and eliminate the...

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2008-10-22 11:00:00

By Thomas Frank WASHINGTON -- Airplane boarding passes will increasingly be electronic bar codes that passengers display on cellphones and personal digital assistants instead of paper documents, airline and government officials say. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), after testing paperless boarding passes at a few airports to make sure they are secure, plans a nationwide expansion in the next year, spokesman Christopher White said. Delta Airlines, which uses paperless...

2008-09-30 12:00:32

SriLankan Airlines increases passenger convenience through On- Line Check-In SriLankan Airlines has been systematically introducing its On- Line Check-In system throughout its route network, significantly improving the level of passenger convenience prior to departure. On-Line Check-In (OLCI) affords passengers the luxury of checking themselves in through the Internet, long before they reach the airport, and entirely avoiding troublesome queues at Check-In Counters. SriLankan introduced...


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