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Arne Hess

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From: Munich or Wireless Cyberspace
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I've mentionedDeutsche Bahn's (DB) MMS Ticket some time ago but last weekend, I finally had the chance to test it. As a matter of fact, I was at at my parents and the printer was out of order. This means, I wasn't able to order my ticket over the Internet to print it at home on the PC. However, without a ticket, you cannot make a seat reservation and it's always a good idea to have a seat reservation on GermanInterCityExpress (ICE) because the German high-speed train can be pretty overcrowded and since I wanted a seat with a table in the mobile phone area, I had to reserve a seat. But what to do if the printer is kaput? Use the mobile phone instead and I remembered myprevious article here.

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I'm too lazy to register

Tested something similar recently on my way to CES. Continental Airlines have the option to keep the electronic boarding pass ready for you at a certain web address. All you need to do is to show the page (or an image of it) to the scanner at security and at the gate. They don't need a credit card but the security check will ask for a photo ID.

Worked pretty well, although the barcode scanner at the gate took three attempts to read the code (maybe the ambient lighting wasn't optimal).

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