pierrelav
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Used Boarding Passes

Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:52 am

I was wondering what happen to all the boarding passes after they have been tallied at the departure gate. Can some help?
 
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RE: Used Boarding Passes

Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:25 pm

It depends at different airlines. Most airlines now scan the boarding pass and passenger keeps it.
Usually they are kept untill aircraft reached the destination and then they are destroyed by either shredder or burned.
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RE: Used Boarding Passes

Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:58 pm

Quoting flyboy_se (Reply 1):
It depends at different airlines. Most airlines now scan the boarding pass and passenger keeps it.

It's been a few years since I've been on a flight where the airline wanted to keep the boarding pass. Now everything is just scanned and they don't care about paper. Many passengers also now also have their boarding passes on their mobile phones and just scan the bar code at the gate.
 
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RE: Used Boarding Passes

Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:22 pm

If you have a paper ticket WN still collects them at the gate.

What I find annoying is that a BP still has to been shown to an FA when boarding the aircraft.
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pierrelav
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RE: Used Boarding Passes

Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:10 am

If they scan and shred, why do they spend so much time counting them and sorting them in different piles? As an example, TAM 95% of the airlines passengers use printed boarding passes ( either issued at airport or thru web check-in procedures). Makes no sense to me that employees would just go to such a trouble to shred them later on..,
 
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RE: Used Boarding Passes

Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:54 pm

Quoting pierrelav (Reply 4):
Makes no sense to me that employees would just go to such a trouble to shred them later on..,

You can use them to find out whether everyone has boarded, which cabins are full, you can sort them by name if you need to - if you're still somehow responsible for the flight, they can be very helpful. But as soon as it has landed, even the airline does not necessarily have any further use for them.
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RE: Used Boarding Passes

Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:24 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
What I find annoying is that a BP still has to been shown to an FA when boarding the aircraft.

I agree it´s annoying - and it´s not increasing security since passengers get "screened" when passing through the boarding gate !

But this practice is not done everywhere.
It depends on the local regulations - e.g. the UK CAA requires all boarding passes to be checked upon entering the aircraft but - e.g. - in Germany such is not required (and I wouldn´t consider German security levels to be insufficient ...)

Regarding the original Question:
Most paper boarding passes are left with the passenger (and thus turn into waste after the resp. flight is completed).
And many airlines offer electronic boarding passes (to be used on a smartphone or similar).
Those obviously end up in "electronic nirvana" when the passenger hits the delete button ...

[Edited 2014-06-29 07:28:36]
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RE: Used Boarding Passes

Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:05 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
What I find annoying is that a BP still has to been shown to an FA when boarding the aircraft.

The most ridicoulous procedure I ever had was in Libya. You had to show the BP:
1.) @ security check
2.) Before entering the gate
3.) When leaving the gate / entering the boarding bridge to the aircraft
4.) IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOARDING BRIDGE
5.) At the end of the boarding bridge just before entering the aircraft

IIRC they even had a small table in the middle of the boarding bridge...
 
aloges
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RE: Used Boarding Passes

Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:35 pm

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 7):
The most ridicoulous procedure I ever had was in Libya. You had to show the BP:
1.) @ security check
2.) Before entering the gate
3.) When leaving the gate / entering the boarding bridge to the aircraft
4.) IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOARDING BRIDGE
5.) At the end of the boarding bridge just before entering the aircraft

That's not too different from my flights from FRA to the US...

1st time to the guy in front of the entrance to the immigration area
2nd time on the machine at that entrance
sometimes to the officer who checks my passport
3rd time at the gate
4th time in the jetway, with my passport
5th time at the aircraft door
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RE: Used Boarding Passes

Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:22 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
What I find annoying is that a BP still has to been shown to an FA when boarding the aircraft.

Not where I work.

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