Having the capability to check in for your flight and print your own boarding pass is very convenient and, I believe, a wonderful innovation. But are there some setbacks? For example, Delta allows you to now check in and print your boarding pass 24 hours in advance. What happens if you check in 20 hours in advance and then your travel plans suddenly change? Are you hosed? Also, since the boarding pass tells you whether you've been selected for additional security screening, aren't you taking a security risk here? I mean, if Terrorist A knows he'll be a selectee, he'll just have Terrorist B (who is not selected) carry the dangerous items in his suitcase. Is this an unfounded concern?
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