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An airline is launching an innovative new scheme that will see mobile phones used for boarding planes.
Passengers flying with Air France can now have their boarding passes sent to their mobile phones via text message, receiving a secure barcode that will allow them access to the plane provided they have their passport and ID.
This paper-free method is aimed at cutting boarding times and making travelling by plane an easier, less stressful experience.
With this development, people are less likely to forget their phone so friends will be able to make cheap calls to international mobiles while they are abroad.
Patrick Roux, Air France's marketing vice president, commented: "This electronic boarding pass service is the next major technological innovation after e-ticketing.
"This is the first time customers will be able to travel to and from two countries with an electronic boarding pass."
The scheme will run on Paris to Amsterdam flights to begin with and is expected to be rolled out extensively if it proves successful.
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