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Nippon Airways working on wireless flight check-in

This could do wonders to reduce those aggravating waits at the airport. Japanese airline Nippon Airways has announced that they will be allowing travelers to check in by way of a wireless microchip beginning next month. The service, dubbed SKIP!, allows you to book your ticket by computer or mobile phone. You then download the ticket information onto an IC-chip enabled mileage card or IC-capable mobile handset. Once you arrive at the airport, check-in is as simple as running your phone or card through a scanner, waiting for confirmation, and proceeding to the security line. No hassle, and no frustrating wait in line. Sounds good, right?

Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.