So when I was going through my flight trip details online today, United offered me the option to upload my scanned passport so they can verify that I’m “travel ready” and can then issue my boarding pass. Alternatively, I can scan my passport at a kiosk at the airport to get my boarding pass.
If I choose the upload option at home, I’m prompted with a screen that the documents might go through a third party. That stopped me in my tracks.
What’s your experience with using United’s upload scanned party option. It seems like a potential for another node for data breach. And what will the third party do with the document details beyond verify them for authenticity?