After landing, most travelers usually throw away their boarding pass print-outs, or even leave them stuffed in the seat pocket in front of them.
Flight's over — who needs the flimsy document?
But many security experts say: not so fast.
Reports show that boarding passes contain personal information that can lead to serious identity theft.
The bar code on your ticket alone, if hacked, can reveal:
- Your name
- Phone number
- Email id
- Personal address
- Frequent flier number
- Flight information
For optimal security while traveling, hold onto your boarding pass and shred it when you get home.
Or, have your airline email or text you a boarding pass so you can go through security with an electronic version.