Why You Shouldn’t Post Your Boarding Pass on Social Media

If you have Facebook friends like I do then you will occasionally see friends posting their boarding pass before a flight, which is okay to do, I guess… However, please keep in mind the repercussions that may come with doing so. Your boarding pass has two important fields. The first is your ticket number and the second is your record locator. Someone having either of those numbers can result in a serious inconvenience to your travel plans and could possibly leave you stranded somewhere. If you have an ex on your friends list or someone who is just not a nice person they can easily call the airline, provide them with your personal information and either the record locator or ticket number and either change or cancel your flight. In addition to that, dependent upon the airline you are flying, someone can pull up your flight information online by visiting the airlines website and will be able to view the following: Billing address information; Date of birth; Frequent flyer number (I would hide this from my boarding pass too); Elite status; Origination and destination location; Class of travel; and much more! About a year or two ago someone reported a … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Post Your Boarding Pass on Social Media