Mobile Future

The friendly skies

First the bad news: Your mobile phone can’t do anything about the high cost of air travel, the long check-in lines or those nauseating $9 in-flight snacks.

Now the good news: As reported by The Columbus Dispatch this week, ten airports already allow you to check in by showing your boarding pass on your mobile phone.  All you need is the capability to download and display the form and a TSA official will swipe it using a hand-held reader.

Courtesy of your mobile phone, that’s a solution for those of you (like us!) who usually forget whether our pass is in our purse, jacket or laptop bag.