Ifan Chou

Mobile Boarding Passes

American Airlines is the latest and the fifth airline to test mobile boarding passes, which it hopes will not only cut down on paper waste, but also make things a little more speedy and convenient for travelers.

Read the release from American Airlines or get a more snarky version at MobileCrunch or Engadget.

A QR Code is a two-dimensional bar code contains information, such as URLs and contact info, created in Japan 1994. QR Code stores information in both vertical and horizontal directions so it holds a lot more info than traditional bar code. Scanning the code with scanner or camera phone equipped with the reader software can decode it, launching a browser to the specified destination.

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