YOUR boarding pass contains far, far more information than you might think.
It doesn’t just display your name and where you’re flying, but gives people access to some highly confidential information, as well as providing the ability to modify or cancel your booking.
Just how easy is it to gain access to someone’s information?
I come across posts like the one below everyday. Pictures in which people show off a flashy boarding pass emblazoning their name and destination. Some may even be flying first or business class, so they want to share the excitement.
There are some very key pieces of information printed on most boarding cards: your name, your ticket number or booking reference, and a barcode.
On August 30, someone posted a photo of their boarding pass, so I decided to investigate how much information could be accessed. (The vital details have been blurred for the passenger’s sake.)