Asteriskceo From United States of America, joined May 2004, 481 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2958 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, 1105 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2585 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.