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dec 04 2007

Houston allows check-in by cell phone

Today, Continental Airlines and the Transportation Safety Administration have begun to allow travelers to use their cell phones or PDAs (personal digital assistants) as boarding passes in tests at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Here's how it works. If successful, the program will spread nationwide. [via the Houston Chronicle]

EARLIER This Just In predicted that paperless checkin would soon hit America.

MORE ON CONTINENTAL Gridskipper reports that Continental has begun a program where you can pay to offset your flight's contribution to the Earth's destruction. This news is surprising, given a recent announcement that the Feds are investigating such programs.

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