Delta Tests Paperless Mobile Check-In

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Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

June 23, 2008

1 Min Read

Following in Continental Airlines' flight path, Delta Airlines is testing a new mobile phone boarding pass program, for now at New York's LaGuardia Airport on domestic flights.The goal of the program, in which Delta is partnering with the Transportation Security Administration, is to speed the check-in process by enabling customers to do so from their cell phones up to 24 hours before they're scheduled to fly. An electronic boarding pass would download to their Internet-enabled phones, then passengers would proceed to security where the pass would be scanned. The same would happen before boarding the plane.

Mobile check-in could potentially help Delta cut down on printing costs -- a cost-savings in a time where soaring gas prices have pushed airlines into charging for baggage and even water in-flight. Delta says it also foresees using mobile devices for standby upgrades, roundtrip check-in and using text messaging for checking in.InformationWeek

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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