Sharing vacation plans and pictures on social media has become a popular way to inform friends on activities you’re taking part in during your getaway while everyone else is envying you at their desk at work. According to an infographic from Internet Marketing, Inc. in 2015, 76% of travelers posted their vacation photos to social networks.
Although sharing photos of vacation travels can be a fun way to inform your friends on where you’re going and what you’re doing, it can also lead to strangers stealing your personal information. Specifically, it can be extremely dangerous to share airline boarding passes via social media, throwing them in the trash, or leaving them on the plane. Boarding passes contain your first and last name, destination and frequent flyer number. Once someone has access to this information, they can book flights in your name and change your current itinerary. Below is an example of all the sensitive information that your boarding pass contains:
If you find yourself traveling via plane, consider these tips:
Source: Komando.com and Internet Marketing, Inc.
To read the original articles, visit Why You Should NEVER Throw Away or Post Pictures of Your Airline Boarding Pass and The Importance of Social Media for Travel Brands