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Old 03-23-2019, 10:58 PM
 
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I don't think you can scan your phone but have never tried. I just use my PNR.

https://youtu.be/zkq0FfOkd70
That’s great. Since I fly AA since its one of three out of my local airport, that’s actually easier than the kiosk checkout at Walmart!

Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:10 AM
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I’m thinking of buying one of those ZINK printer portable iPhone printers They print about the size of my iPhone 7 screen.

Can I use it to print a backup paper boarding pass?

I can’t find any reference to this on the internet.

Has anybody done this?
here ... all kind of portable printers:
https://goo.gl/Wc8b1v

If you want to print a boarding pass, you need a printer at least the size of boarding pass..., so those palm-size printers will print you a palm size boarding pass...
Or you can use a thermal paper in a roll. However, print on those papers is short living.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:14 AM
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Just print it when you get to the airport from a kiosk if you want a hard copy. Takes half a minute.
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I don't think you can scan your phone but have never tried. I just use my PNR.

https://youtu.be/zkq0FfOkd70
Is that video not showing how to use the kiosk at the airport?

I am asking, because OP created another thread about mobile printers. Just now...
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:08 AM
 
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That’s great. Since I fly AA since its one of three out of my local airport, that’s actually easier than the kiosk checkout at Walmart!

Thanks!
Yeah the kiosk system is great and fast. I use it every time. I too like to get a hard copy, even though I also have it on my phone. If you don't need to check bags or move your seat you can just print your boarding pass. The PNR should be a six digit letter/number combo, such as PNH3HU or something. Also normally there are agents floating around to help if you have a quick question.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:06 PM
 
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Yeah the kiosk system is great and fast. I use it every time. I too like to get a hard copy, even though I also have it on my phone. If you don't need to check bags or move your seat you can just print your boarding pass. The PNR should be a six digit letter/number combo, such as PNH3HU or something. Also normally there are agents floating around to help if you have a quick question.
Yes this is great. Knowing this, I’m no longer interested in buying one of those itty bitty printers.

And if you print it at a AA kiosk and their scanner reader system dies at the gate, the gate person will recognize it as an AA ticket to board, even if they can’t scan it. This is peace of mind for me.
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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For the record, people normally just print boarding passes on normal paper with normal printers. You don't buy an 'itty bitty' printer just to do this.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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For the record, people normally just print boarding passes on normal paper with normal printers. You don't buy an 'itty bitty' printer just to do this.
The original reason for thinking about this was when I’m traveling and didn't have access to a printer. But the kiosks fix this.

And the mobile pass on your phone will work, as long as you turn the brightness on your phone up to max. Apple iPhone in iOS12 will do this automatically IF there is a barcode on the wallet document. But on an iPhone you can swipe it up instantly.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:05 PM
 
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Default Airline kiosk scanning a smartphone BP?

Has anyone opened up the BP on their smart phone and has the kiosk scan it to print out a paper copy?

The AA one says it can be done, but I’m wondering if any one has actually tried it.

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Old 03-26-2019, 08:25 AM
 
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No. I run my drivers license at the kiosk and it prints a BP.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Has anyone opened up the BP on their smart phone and has the kiosk scan it to print out a paper copy?

The AA one says it can be done, but I’m wondering if any one has actually tried it.
Why print it if you have it on the phone? I did it for a cheap airline I take to Vegas, Allegiant airlines. They nickel and dime you to death and will actually charge you $5 to print out a BP. So, I was already a member on their website, installed the app, and used that to board the plane. It's just a barcode and doesn't matter whether it's on paper or your smartphone.
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