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Why You Shouldn't Throw Away a Boarding Pass



Hey, you know that piece of paper they give you at the airport? It gets scanned, and then you toss it in the trash. Yeah, boarding passes! There are plenty of reasons why you might wanna hang onto that thing for your next trip.

Okay, you may not be a celebrity or a billionaire CEO jetting across the world. But what if someone is tracking your movements for some sinister reason? They might be planning to burglarize your home? Or, even worse, they may want to pry into your private life! Btw, all your payment information is in the boarding pass barcode!

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TIMESTAMPS:
It’s more vulnerable than you think… 0:19
Full name 0:39
Passenger Name Record 1:08
Ticket number 1:34
Your flight carrier and number 1:32
An open door for scammers 2:04
Travel itinerary 2:29
Barcode 2:51
Your contact details 3:11
Financial details 3:35
Identity theft 3:55
The downside of the web 4:23
Claiming compensation 4:58
Tax records 5:27
Accessing the airline’s website 5:53
Your flight seat 6:24
In-flight meal preference 7:09
Your Frequent Flyer rewards 7:30
Forgot Password? 8:01
That Code Sharing practice 8:21
Boarding Pass Privileges 8:46
Privacy invasion 9:15
Hypothetical risks 9:49

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SUMMARY:
– Your name can be tagged to carry out all kinds of deeds without you knowing it. Or they might just look you up on social media and find your pictures and details there.
– To do anything involving your confirmed flight booking, all it takes is to know your full name combined with the Passenger Name Record or your ticket number.
– The boarding pass barcode is normally at the bottom right side. Posting it, along with all the other personal details there, on social media is all it takes for your private information to be exposed.
– Your home address, email, contact phone number – it’s all in that barcode! Now your physical safety could be at risk!
– All your payment information is in that barcode too! Whoever has your debit or credit card information can even make new purchases using these details.
– At this point, your identity is now at risk. That means someone can carry out a whole slew of transactions or purchases using your name and other personal information.
– Once you’re aware of the airline’s terms and conditions, you can then apply for compensation. And your boarding pass is the first document you’ll need.
– If you travel for work, your trips could be tax-deductible. You’ll need proof that you physically got on a plane and flew from A to B, and a boarding pass is exactly that.
– With your name and Passenger Name Record, anyone can access the airline’s website.
– Unauthorized changes to your meal preferences are more than just mere inconveniences.
– You think you’re safe with all your login accounts? When someone clicks FORGOT PASSWORD, they usually send the reset password to your email.
– Your Passenger Name Record can also be used to log in to the websites of other code sharing airline partners.
– If your trip is confidential and sensitive, then an exposed boarding pass is exactly what you don’t want.
– If the wrong person got hold of information that you or the whole family will be on vacation in another city or country for the next 2 weeks, then it could spell real trouble!

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29 Comments

  1. Hi Bright Siders! Where did you go, the first time you flew in an airplane? ✈️

  2. Definitely aisle seat…. because I dnt ike window seats on plane

  3. Definitely aisle seat…. because I dnt ike window seats on plane

  4. 7:17 flight attendant gives chicken to the guy who says no chicken and raw steak to the vegetarian

  5. poorJon Stin

  6. I love window seats

  7. Mobile boarding passes are not a hit because airlines and airports don’t embrace them. Dilemma!

  8. Window seat

  9. Window

  10. I use nicknames for social media lol I don’t think you will find me with my full name other than that I was TOP in class when I graduated in primary school

  11. When I book our flight I only put my first name and surname, I know my name and surname are common names so I put half of my chinese name in it, i didn’t put my full name

  12. Awesome video

  13. And Singapore and gladstone

  14. India

  15. This is so cool

  16. Wow

  17. Thanks for the great tips 😉😎👍

  18. Window

  19. Number 11 happened to me 🙁 my bank paid me my money back but I'm not satisfied. It can still repeat at any moment

  20. 2:13 love these animations 😀 so simple

  21. I will go to Frankfurt Germany and my favorite to use a window seat on my first flight🛬🛩✈️🛫💺

  22. window

  23. ^_^ ^_^

  24. I get in a airplane at least 4 times an year

  25. 4:18 Story of my life

  26. Window

  27. Window seat

  28. Come on now bright side shouldn't have to make videos about this it's common sense

  29. and this guy is smiling being thrown in jail

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