What if you found yourself stuck alone at a faraway airport — with no money, credit cards or ID? How easily could you fly back home again? You might survive if you had a smartphone. Emerging “empty pockets” technology is increasingly allowing travelers the ability to use their phones to make purchases, book flights, check in and board planes.
Wallets? They’re so 2008.
Delta, American and United presently support electronic boarding passes on smartphones, and stragglers like JetBlue are planning e-boarding programs in the near future.