Here’s something cool. I would certainly use it – mobile boarding passes. American, which I’ve had no shortage of bad luck with, is rolling out its Mobile Boarding Passes program, according to mobilecrunch.
American Airlines has hopped on board with the launch of their Mobile Boarding Passes program. If you’re flying out of Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), or Orange County (SNA), you’re given the option to send a digital boarding pass to your cell phone via e-mail. The boarding pass contains a QR-code-ish bar code – security will scan this, and you’re on your way.
Judging by the comments on the mobilecrunch site, other airlines – Alaska, Lufthansa – already have something similar in place.
NY Times had a list recently of the Web’s most popular travel sites. As you might expect, the usual suspects top the charts.
I used TripAdvisor when searching for hotels in NY for my trip in December.
Site, Property, Time Spent
1. Expedia, 14.1, 14:26
2. Travelocity, 13.0, 14:11
3. Orbitz, 12.8, 11:38
4. Yahoo! Travel, 9.4, 3:30
5. Southwest Airlines, 9.2, 26:44
6. American Airlines, 8.0, 57:06
7. TripAdvisor, 7.9, 7:24
8. Marriott, 6.9, 16:22
9. Priceline, 6.8, 14:05
10. Hilton, 6.7, 18:09