Safety Measurements Still Taking Place

Safety Measurements Still Taking Place

The week of 11/18/08:

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This week in the airline industry the government is putting an end to the ability to counterfeit a boarding pass from home. This is very scary to think about because it has been an well-known loophole and the government is just addressing it. Now the tickets will have barcodes that will make it very difficult to forge. Wired reports, "By 2010, the same barcode system will be required on all airlines’ paper passes." The requirement to show I.D. will still stay in place. This for many travelers makes sense. As a traveler myself I was not aware that some tickets didn't have barcodes. With the terrorist attacks in 2001 it is uneasy for me to think this measurement wasn't taken earlier.

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