HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Electronic boarding passes are now accepted by all airline carriers as well as at the Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoint at Huntsville International Airport. This technology allows passengers to check in with their smart phones, eliminating the need for paper tickets.
“We know our customers will appreciate this new convenience and expect our Huntsville travelers to quickly adopt this check-in process,” said Rick Tucker, Port of Huntsville executive director. “We’ve been interested in this technology since it first started as a pilot program, and are thankful to our local airline carriers and TSA for making it available to our passengers.”
Electronic boarding passes display an Aztec bar code along with passenger and flight information that identify the traveler. Scanners are located at airline kiosks on the first floor of the terminal, the TSA screening checkpoint and airline counters at the gates throughout the concourse. This technology validates the authenticity of the boarding passes of airline passengers while also heightening the ability to detect fraudulent boarding passes, improving customer service and reducing paper use.
Passengers that prefer paper boarding passes can still obtain them at the airline ticket counters or print their boarding passes prior to arriving at the airport. Even with this new enhancement, domestic travelers should still arrive at the airport at least an hour before departure. International travelers need to arrive two hours prior to their flight.