Google Makes Boarding Pass Access Easy as Pie
Traveling during the holidays can be a stressful experience, but Google is working to make one aspect of it less painful – accessing boarding passes. The tech giant has added a new feature to its Chrome browser that automatically detects boarding pass information on open tabs, making it easier for users to retrieve their passes without having to search through multiple websites or apps.
A New Flag in Town
The new feature, which was discovered in Chrome Canary, a pre-beta version of the browser designed for developers and early adopters, uses Google’s list of airline URLs to identify boarding pass data. This includes barcodes, ticket numbers, and other relevant information. Once detected, the data may be added to the user’s Google Wallet app, similar to how generic passes can already be added through photos and screenshots.
Streamlining the Process
This move suggests that Google is committed to streamlining the entire process of accessing boarding passes, not just for air travel but also for buses, trains, and monorails. The feature is still in its experimental phase, but it has the potential to save users time and hassle when preparing for their trips.
Customizing Your Browsing Experience
But wait, there’s more! Chrome Flags offers a wide range of experimental features that can enhance your browsing experience. Here are some examples:
- Customize the Omnibox location on Chrome for iPhones and Android devices.
- Change the color scheme of Chrome to suit your preferences.
- Enable or disable animations in Chrome.
- Modify the behavior of the back button.
- Allow sites to run in desktop mode on mobile devices.
- Use a custom theme for new tabs.
- Add a shortcut to Chrome’s menu for quick access to bookmarks.
- Show or hide the bookmark bar.
- Manage website permissions more efficiently.
- Get notifications when a site wants to access your location.
Stay Informed and Up-to-Date
Google constantly updates Chrome to improve performance, security, and functionality. Recently, the Wallet app gained the ability to add work IDs, allowing users to ditch their bulky lanyards. Stay informed about the latest Chrome updates and features by visiting our blog regularly. We compile a list of ten tips and tricks to help you make the most of your browsing experience with Chrome and Android. Happy travels!