Passbook A Bit Cooler Then I Originally Thought

One of the features I’m enjoying most about the new OS on the iPhone5 is Passbook. Since anyone with an iPhone 4 can also download the new OS, this feature alone may make it worth it if you travel.

I wrote about my first experience with Passbook (a positive one).

I had a pretty cool experience today, made cooler by the fact that United Airlines actually had good enough technology to make this work, though I suspect it’s probably the iOS API that made it possible.

I had already checked in for my flight home on UA today and downloaded my boarding pass to Passbook. Miraculously, I was upgraded to first a short time later (my upgrade percentage with UA still blows chunks). I went back into UA’s mobile app to retrieve a new boarding pass only to find Passbook already had it.

It’s pretty neat when technology just makes our lives easier.

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My goal in life is to fill my family’s passports with stamps, creating buckets of memories along the way. You’ll find me writing about realistic ways for normal people to travel the world, whether you’re on a budget or enjoy luxury. I also enjoy taking us on the occasional detour to explore the inner workings of the travel industry.

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