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Old 03-12-2019, 07:28 AM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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Yes, use the check in kiosk or have the airline clerk print it. I pay enough for my seat without having to buy some fancy paper. I use my phone for concert tickets.
+1 This.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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still haven't bought in or accepted the use of smart phones for ticketing exchanges, I load the ticket image onto my phone and then scan the phone screen and then print out the scan and present that document to the ticket agent, nobody touches my phone
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I’ve had technical issues with both my phone and on the airline’s end with electronic boarding passes so still always print a paper one as a back up. Some airlines will also still ask you to mail in the paper one if there is an issue with frequent flyer miles crediting correctly for a ticket so the paper one remains crumpled in my purse until the miles post
this
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I’ve had technical issues with both my phone and on the airline’s end with electronic boarding passes so still always print a paper one as a back up. Some airlines will also still ask you to mail in the paper one if there is an issue with frequent flyer miles crediting correctly for a ticket so the paper one remains crumpled in my purse until the miles post
We take a screen shot of the boarding pass on our phone and keep it in photos until we see the mileage credit. If they need verification it can be emailed or printed out.

I think most travel agencies order their ticket stock through ARC, if they even still do that.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Today most of us typically print our own boarding passes and concert tickets at home, but an inconvenient side effect of this is that our tickets and boarding passes now look like every other sheet of 8x11 paper that we have.
I'm confused ... why don't you simply get the boarding pass from the printer and put it, you know, with your suitcase and other travel "stuff"? I have never confused a printed boarding pass with, say, an exam or class handout I've printed, so this assumption that this "side effect" is burdensome is puzzling to me.

And like some others who have posted in this thread, I have sometimes had trouble with the boarding pass on my phone not being "read" correctly, so I almost always have a printed copy as well. Most hotels will print them for free, which is handy for your return trip.

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For an upcoming trip I was wondering if anybody sells boarding pass card stock. In the past, I've used electronic copies on my phone as well as folded up 8x11 sheets of paper, but I've always thought a good old fashioned oblong piece of cardboard would be better than either of those, especially when I'm rummaging in my backpack for it, or my wife is doing the same in her purse.
As others have said, you can buy card stock at just about any office supply store.

I am curious, just how much paper are you and your wife carrying that you would somehow lose your boarding pass in the masses? I have a folder labeled "travel docs" that fits in a suitcase pocket, and that's where mine goes.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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Use the kiosk
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:08 PM
 
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I’ve had technical issues with both my phone and on the airline’s end with electronic boarding passes so still always print a paper one as a back up. Some airlines will also still ask you to mail in the paper one if there is an issue with frequent flyer miles crediting correctly for a ticket so the paper one remains crumpled in my purse until the miles post

I've never had any issues with boarding passes either on my phone, or printed on 8.5x11 paper. However, I sometimes find it a hassle to stop whatever I'm already doing on my phone just to find the image of my boarding pass. The image may rotate when I don't want it to, or even time out, depending on how long it takes me to reach the scanner after I've pulled up the image while waiting in line.

Although electronic passes work just as well, I agree it's a good idea to hold on to these things, just so you can verify you're being credited with your miles. That six-character booking number is always the easiest way of accessing your travel history.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:46 AM
 
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Today most of us typically print our own boarding passes and concert tickets at home, but an inconvenient side effect of this is that our tickets and boarding passes now look like every other sheet of 8x11 paper that we have.

For an upcoming trip I was wondering if anybody sells boarding pass card stock. In the past, I've used electronic copies on my phone as well as folded up 8x11 sheets of paper, but I've always thought a good old fashioned oblong piece of cardboard would be better than either of those, especially when I'm rummaging in my backpack for it, or my wife is doing the same in her purse.
Seems like a waste of money
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I suppose attrition will take care of those hanging on to their paper tickets.

https://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=4976367&page=1
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I suppose attrition will take care of those hanging on to their paper tickets.

https://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=4976367&page=1
boarding passes aren't the same thing as tickets. They still scan the code on the electronic boarding pass or on the piece of paper if you print it out at home or at the kiosk as you get on the plane.
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