Sick of wasting paper on boarding passes? If you're flying with American Airlines, you can have the ticket sent to your mobile phone for scanning at the gate.
The airline began accepting mobile boarding passes in late 2008, and had been available to passengers departing from Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS), Chicago's O'Hare International (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW), Los Angeles International (LAX), John Wayne Orange County (SNA), Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS), Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) and Minneapolis–St. Paul International (MSP) airports. With the expansion, the program covers 27 airport locations.
New airport locations include:
-Albuquerque International (ABQ)
-Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)
-Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE)
-Denver International (DEN)
-El Paso International (ELP)
-Houston George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
-Jacksonville International (JAX)
-Little Rock Adams Field (LIT)
-Memphis International (MEM)
-New York La Guardia (LGA)
-Oklahoma Will Rogers World (OKC)
-Orlando International (MCO)
-Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)
-Salt Lake City International (SLC)
-San Antonio International (SAT)
-San Diego International (SAN)
-San Francisco International (SFO)
-Tulsa International (TUL)
-Washington Dulles International (IAD)
Setting up the option is easy. Passengers must have an active e-mail address where their boarding pass may be sent, along with an internet-enabled smartphone where the barcode can be received. The program can be utilized for domestic flights, including those in the United States, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Mobile coupons, mobile boarding passes - soon, it will be mobile everything! What say you - good thing, or bad thing?