Friday, November 19, 2010

Virtual Boarding Pass

Have you ever walked confidently to the check in counter at an airport and realized that you have misplaced your boarding pass that you printed out at home? I faced that about an hour back and was racking my brain as to how to get out of this situation and still catch my flight. I suddenly remembered that I had taken a picture of the document and i fished out my camera from my carry-on and showed the desk clerk the picture of my boarding pass on the LCD of my camera. Half expecting a lengthy discussion and delays, i was amazed that without a blink she checked the picture and handed the camera back to me. She quickly printed off a fresh boarding pass and had me on my way.

It assured me that we really are in the 21st centenary. Apparently while discussing this with a few co passengers, this is pretty normal. Did you know this?