Apparently there are people who take pictures of their airplane boarding pass...and post it online. I'm dead serious. I've heard of toddlers getting excited over scraps of paper, but full-grown adults posting images of their boarding pass online? Don't get me started.
Let's just only say that this is incredulously absurd. Like, who cares about your bleepity bleep boarding pass, right? OK, you got bumped up to First class. SAVE IT. Well wait a minute. Fraudsters care.
Fraudsters also care about the boarding pass that's left intact in a rubbish can or lying on a seat somewhere.
Few travelers know that the bar code on the boarding pass MAY contain that individual's home address, e-mail address, name and contact number. All a crook needs is this basic information (revealed via bar code reader off his cell phone!) to get the fraud ball rolling.
Man, if you still don't believe me about any of this, check out these two very short but alarming videos. You'll be flabbergasted at how much information about you a techy thief could get off of your boarding pass! "If a hacker can find it, he can find YOU!"