We love going on holidays. Who doesn’t, right? I do too. I mean, if I could be writing this piece straight from a beach, with a beer in my hand it’d just be perfect, wouldn’t it? Another thing I really like is collecting boarding passes of the places I visit. No matter where I go, I make sure I keep my boarding pass with me. That way, years later, when I look at them, I get to relive my memory of that place. I even have a little book where I keep all of them, secretly stacked away. For it isn’t just a piece of paper, it becomes a story that I keep telling myself, time and again.
But there are those who don’t share my sentiments, those who just treat the boarding pass as a piece of paper, a ticket even. And that’s perfectly alright. To each his own, I guess. But apparently it’s not a good practice. It’s a terrible thing to do, in fact
Your boarding pass, even after the journey is over, can land you into a lot of trouble, should it land in the hands of the wrong person. According to krebsonsecurity.com, a security news and investigation website, most boarding passes have personal information of the passenger encrypted on them.
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The bar code that you see on a boarding pass, holds your private info, including who you are, what your phone number is, what your email id is, and even your home address!
The following video by CBS has its forensic expert talk about the ill-effects of throwing your boarding pass away. Which, in turn, not only puts you in danger of having critical information stolen, but also puts you in a possible risk of identity fraud. Check it out:
Always remember this before you think of throwing that ‘useless’ piece of paper away.