Travelers will be able to visit vacation destinations without needing to buy a ticket.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that travelers can now use their smartphones to board planes with no reservations.
The FAA said that the new rule will help airlines and airport operators avoid overcrowding and ensure safety.
Travelers won’t need to buy tickets for each flight, though they will still have to pay for their flight once they arrive.
The airline industry said the change will make travel more affordable.
The new rule also allows passengers to use their mobile devices as long as they have an internet connection.
It will also help airlines make sure they have enough seats available for passengers during their flights.
The rule will take effect this year.
The TSA’s director, David Sobolewski, said in a statement that the rule is part of the agency’s efforts to reduce the number of people injured while flying, and also as part of a strategy to “enhance our aviation security, ensure that the safety of our citizens is respected, and ensure that our skies are safe for our guests.”
The TSA will be offering complimentary airport shuttle services from U.S. airports to destinations in Canada and the Caribbean starting Jan. 1.
It’s the first time the TSA has offered a shuttle service to Canada and was first announced by the U.K. in December.
The agency said that it will start offering services in October.
The move comes after a number of airlines and airports announced plans to allow passengers to board their planes in public areas with no reservation required.
Airlines in the U-M System will be allowed to open their doors and let passengers in for free.
For example, a group of 20 people could board a plane at the airport’s main gate and use the restroom on the tarmac while seated.
A flight could then take off without the need for a reservation.