Asteriskceo From United States of America, joined May 2004, 547 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
Last week, WN announced to their employees that on September 1st, paper ticket agreements made with carriers for NRSA ZED travel would be terminated in favor of moving to an all-electronic pass request system (myIDtravel). This will result in the loss of nearly 50 pass agreements. They cited an IATA mandate that calls for the elimination of ZED paper ticket issuance.
I was just curious if anyone can give me more information on the mandate. I've been trying to find the exact verbiage, but I have only been able to dig up the 2008 mandate that ends paper tickets for revenue passengers. Thanks!
copter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1603 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3559 times:
Are you sure you will lose all paper ticketing? I'm a United (well, Ex Con actually) retiree and we have not lost any carriers as far as I know, but several have gone e-ticket. The e-ticketing is actually a far better deal in that you can buy the tickets as you need them. You can do it while sitting at the gate if you have an internet connection.
UA still issues paper tickets for some carriers, but e-tickets for the rest.