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The perils of travelling with hand-me-down technology

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic severely curtailed nearly all international discretionary air travel, there are signs of a rebound. Perhaps even a massive rebound that may catch airlines unprepared.

Recently The B.C. Catholic spoke with a subscriber and inveterate traveller who enjoys spending part of Canadian winters in warmer climes far to the south. We’ll refer to him as Eric W. Specifically Mr. W had some interesting insights into the technology he takes with him on these extended stays out of the country.

He hopes to be able to resume such trips this coming winter, and he is particularly keen to see some form of vaccination passport to simplify border crossings and aircraft travel. He expects that such a passport will be digital in nature and that he will be able to have it on his phone.

“When my wife and I first began travelling I realized my technology needed to be relatively up to date. We were experiencing failures from the laptop in order to be…

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