Watch for convenience and simplicity: iTravel is coming. Jim Hamm found this interesting article here. The writer gives a glimpse of the future with iTravel. He states that Apple has been granted a patent for a service that will use near-field communication (NFC) so you'll just wave your iDevice near the reader to check in or board the plane. It seems the function will be handled by Passbook, one of the new features of iOS 6 to be released this fall. Read the article for more details.