Houston allows check-in by cell phone

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Today,Continental Airlines and the Transportation Safety Administration have begun to allow travelers to use their cell phones or PDAs (personal digital assistants) as boarding passes in tests at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Here's how it works. If successful, the program will spread nationwide. [via the Houston Chronicle]

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