As I leave for my trip and the Curious Commuter takes a month long hiatus from the bloggersphere I can’t help but worry about logistics.
The logistics of arranging 35 7th and 8th graders in Boston’s Logan Airport to get from Beantown to D.C. – can these 12 and 13 year olds be trusted to carry their tickets? Chances are one of them is bound to lose the flimsy film like paper they are handed at the gate. Chances are one of them will lose the information and possibly stray from the group and find comfort in a nearby Au Bon Pan kiosk forgetting about their gate # and terminal. Chances are also good that after this trip my hairline will continue to flank both sides of my forehead in the epic battle of which side will get the the middle first. I suspect a few grey hairs will emerge in the process.
Being the Curious Commuter, I have come up with the perfect solution to this problem. Luggage tags, meet my campers’ wrists.
You heard me. Why should tickets for minors under the age of 18 be paper tickets that they have to hold on to? Why not make them bracelets!? Easy, sticky, disposable tickets that are attach themselves to the wrist of the young traveler.
No more digging through pockets and handing over chocolate covered tickets to security. Just hold out your hand, scan the barcode and you are set.
I much rather put bracelets that won’t come off easily on 35 kids instead of counting on them to have their tickets available and in tact.
So the idea of the day – airline ticket bracelets for travelers under the age of 18. This should cut down on paper and cut down on the stress of parents, teachers, trip chaperones, and camp counselors. Which in the end, makes everyone in line a little less frantic and angry.
That’s my idea for the day – who says it couldn’t happen?