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Don't toss it! Deals hidden in airline boarding passes

Harriet Baskas, Special to CNBC
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Travelers, take note. Those boarding passes that often get lost or discarded after your flight may be useful after all.

Airline tickets may no longer come with meals, pillows or much legroom on planes. However, on some domestic and international flights, paper or electronic boarding passes come packed with a wide variety of on-the-ground bonuses.

For example, travelers in any cabin can present a Virgin America boarding pass and receive a free scoop of Humphry Slocombe's ice cream at the San Francisco Ferry Building. Sadly, that sweet offer expires at the end of this year (as in four days from now), but there are plenty other boarding pass perks that extend into 2015.