Woohoo!!! I’m in New York City for the first time since last summer. I truly do love New York!!!
Flying is a wonderful thing. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not really that pleasant an experience, but just think … I woke up this morning in Los Angeles and barely twelve hours later, I was in Brooklyn–my bags unpacked at our condo and two pieces of cheese pizza and a diet coke in front of me for dinner! That’s really amazing when you think about it, right???
When flying, though, I’ve decided that old school boarding passes printed on paper are the way to go. I since I now have my fancy-schmancy new iPhone, I tried using the fancy-schmancy American Airlines app that downloads a QR code onto my phone which I used as my boarding pass. It worked great, but it caused a lot of extra stress that I don’t need when I’m at the airport. With a boarding pass printed on paper, I don’t need to have my phone out. When I go through T(eams) S(tanding) A(round) checkpoint like to take my belt, wallet, and phone and stick them in my bag so all that I have to deal with is my paper boarding pass and ID. With the mobile app, I had to have my phone out. When I got to the TSA check point, my phone timed out and I barely got a signal so it took a long while for the QR code to load. After getting past the initial check point, I then had to worry about getting my laptop out of its case, getting my shoes off, AND not losing my phone as it went through the x-ray machine. It is just one more thing that I don’t like having to worry about in the moment. It’ll be a paper boarding pass for me for the ride home.
Sometimes, the old school way (not that old, since you check-in and print out your boarding pass at home) is the way to go!