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Faster airline boarding? It could be in the bag

New research from Clarkson University focuses on carry-on bags as the key to getting passengers onto planes faster. Bonus: it could mean less jockeying for precious overhead space.

By Jan. 10, 2014


Southwest (finally) rolling out mobile boarding passes

Passengers in Dallas have had them for about two weeks, but a CNET reporter, getting ready to leave Austin after a week at SXSW, was excited to see it's available elsewhere. Where is next?

By Mar. 10, 2014


Google Now update brings boarding passes, song ID, more

New cards available in the predictive search engine will make holiday travel a bit easier, Google says.

By Dec. 5, 2012


iPhone saves your Virgin Atlantic boarding pass in Passbook

Virgin Atlantic is the first UK airline to be added to Apple's Passbook app, which your boarding pass on your iPhone or iPod touch.

By Dec. 3, 2012


Physicist cuts plane boarding time in half

Algorithm has passengers board in a set order, reducing the aisle traffic jam and potentially saving more than $1 billion for the industry.

By Aug. 30, 2011


Boarding for boomers

E-Glide makes motorized skateboards

By May. 22, 2007


Brain-controlled games boarding planes soon?

Toronto-based Interaxon is working on a thought-controlled in-flight entertainment system that lets you keep your hands (and gadget stands) tucked away.

By Jul. 6, 2010


2011 Samsung monitor preview: Central Station, now boarding

We take a look at Samsung's early 2011 monitor lineup. Today we feature Central Station.

By Jan. 25, 2011


Cell phone as boarding pass

Continental is testing a new system that allows passengers to have a boarding pass sent directly to their cell phone, eliminating the need for a printed version.

By Mar. 18, 2008


iPhone as electronic airplane boarding pass

Blogger gets on American Airlines plane after scanning PDF of electronic ticket on iPhone.

By Apr. 29, 2008