Apr 9, 2018 - 6:15 AM
in reply to dognlap
>> these passes are likely to get bent up as we use trains and buses over two weeks ... How can one preserve these paper passes better without damaging them?
A sturdy business-size envelope, size DL (110 cm x 220 cm), which is designed for folded A4-size paper, makes a good protective wallet for the Swiss Travel Pass.
And, as Arno has mentioned, you can print a few spare copies to take with you.
>> Are these paper passes waved in front or passed through a machine or what?
No, simply shown to the conductor on board the train. The conductor scans the QR code with a hand-held scanner.
>> Would lamination make them not work?
Some people have laminated them. The critical thing is that the QR code must be able to be read by the conductor's hand-held scanner.
However, if you laminate it, won't you then have an awkwardly-sized document that can't be folded? It seems to me it would be rather a nuisance to have something that size, which wouldn't be easy to carry on your person at all times.
Last modified on Apr 9, 2018 - 7:05 AM by Alpenrose666