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Flight Basics: Take a Screenshot of the Boarding Pass

No one has time to dig through the American app, no matter how well it’s designed. Digging through email for a mobile boarding link is also passé.

Taking a screenshot is an easy, low-grade way of retrieving a mobile pass. (Are we just in our camera apps all the time?) And yes, in case you’re wondering, it works perfectly for getting through security and boarding the plane.

This has worked for multiple airlines for tactics that we’ve flown on over the years, spanning from JetBlue to budget airlines overseas.

In fact, even American’s boarding pass instructs travelers to take a screenshot of the boarding pass for easy retrieval. Remember to turn the phone on to full brightness — no one likes swiping a MetroCard 400 times.

How to take a screenshot of the boarding pass?

For some reason, this is an oft-searched query on the Internet, so thus to curry favor from those readers and obviously rank up some SEO juice, we’ll answer this q.

Obviously, you’ll need to get the screen with the QR code. That’s the big barcode thing.

For Android devices, press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time. For iOS devices, press the sleep button at the top and the home button at the same time.

For the latest iPhones (the ones that have no buttons), consider using the Internet. (It’s like this.)

Thanks, folks.

Flight Basics: Take a Screenshot of the Boarding Pass via @maphappy
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