Now boarding with Apple’s Passbook: two more major airlines

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  1. sobore
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    It looks like United Airlines isn’t the only airline that will integrate boarding passes with Apple’s new Passbook feature coming in iOS 6. Both American Airlines and Delta Airlines are likely on board as well, according to travel industry blog Skift.

    Passbook, if you’ll recall, is an Apple-created app that can hold digital boarding passes, rail tickets, movie and sporting event tickets, hotel confirmation info, coupons, gift cards and more. We got a preview in June, which showed United and Amtrak tickets, as well as Starbucks digital gift cards and a Target reward card in use. Obviously the more businesses that integrate with Passbook, the more useful the feature will be.

    It’s not intended to be just a central repository; it’s supposed to be a smart tool. Passbook is location-aware and time-sensitive: when you arrive at the airport or movie theater, your boarding pass or movie ticket will pop up on your iPhone screen.

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    I'm interested in using this once iOS 6 comes out. But I'll still keep a paper copy on hand, since I tend to have trouble either at TSA or having the app reload as I'm about to board
     
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    I just take a screen shot of my boarding pass and never had a problem.
     
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    I never thought of taking a screen shot! Thanks for the informing me of that!
     
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    I am tired of trading in my phone for an F or C boarding pass when I get upgraded at the gate.
     

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