Barcode Boarding Passes Implemented by ACSA
The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has recently implemented a barcode-based system that will allow passengers to use 2D barcodes for the check-in process. A few years back, we discussed how Continental Airlines implemented a similar system. Now, 2D barcode verification systems are the new standard in air travel, and it has even been adopted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Using a 2D barcode system would decrease the amount of traffic at check-in desks and provide real-time monitoring of which passengers have already checked in, providing a simpler process for airlines and more flexibility for travelers.
As more and more airlines adopt 2D barcodes, I wonder how long it will take before they are more commonplace than check-in desks. If you’ve traveled recently, did you use 2D barcodes to check-in… if not, was it an option?