I am curious if any airlines out there still use magnetic stripe boarding passes.
I'd be surprised if there are any. With newer computer technology in place at boarding gates, etc, plus with the popularity of online/mobile check-in blahblah, I'm not sure how it would still be practical.
Actually though, I've seen a decent number of magnetic stripe boarding passes still out there. But they all have the normal barcode printed on the front which are scanned during boarding. I have seen this practice done with UA and BA (and I'm sure there are others) before.
In fact, I've noticed that UA scanners do have a magstripe reader built into them. When flying UA a few years ago (2010?) I saw a few people at the gate who had boarding passes printed without barcodes, and the gate agent swiped these at the podium during boarding. But I doubt that happens very much anymore.
So are there any?