Man Presents Agent With World’s Biggest Boarding Pass, Gets on Flight

On the subject of airline rules, laws, and procedures — for years the airlines have allowed you to print your own boarding pass at home, but have you wondered whether there are any limits to what you can do with it?

We know you’ll cause some hysteria is you start to generate your own boarding passes (as opposed to passes that match actual flights you’ve reserved and ticketed).

But as long as you’re using the real boarding pass sent by the airline — is the sky the limit in how you can print or display it?

MilesQuest points out that one mine sought to test the limits.

One reddit commenter notes how supportive the gate agent is, “come on, I know it’s a massive ticket but if you scan it like that it should let you through..” If you try this at home, kids, make sure you have a backup copy that’s smaller!

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. The security agent once was annoyed with me when I couldn’t get my iPad to slide under the reader

  2. What a ridiculous time-wasting tool.

    THIS is the guy who should be dragged away by his arms by rent-a-cops.

  3. This decription is completely wrong.

    This is the entrance to security at Stansted airport… there was no tests taking place the lad was on his stag party and he has been or naked by his friends!

    Poor reporting!

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