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Posting photos of your boarding pass online is a terrible idea

Posting photos of your boarding pass online is a terrible idea
Posting photos of your boarding pass online is a terrible idea

 

You should think twice about posting pictures of your boarding pass to Facebook or Instagram.

• the barcodes found on boarding passes are chock full of information about you. And you don’t need any fancy equipment to read them.

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• Decoding a barcode is as easy as uploading an image of it to a free online barcode reader.

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• Barcodes on boarding passes can include your full name, your flight record finder, your arrival and departure airports, the airline you’re flying, and your frequent-flier number. This information may not sound that exciting. Much of this information could be found written out on the boarding pass.

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• If you have a printed boarding pass, the best thing to do would be to hold on to it and then shred it when you can and, of course, don’t post pictures of it online.

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