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Topic: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Nycfuturepilot
Posted 2004-03-16 21:09:25 and read 4674 times.

Paper tickets are fairly expensive to buy for what they are so why would anyone want/need them?

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Mrniji
Posted 2004-03-16 21:14:48 and read 4634 times.

Maybe security reasons?? No idea...

Some people just trust more when they have a valid ticket in the hand. They purchase s/t and want a kind of "receipt"

I am happy etix exists, since now I can't loose my tickets anymore  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Lovedswissair
Posted 2004-03-16 21:15:44 and read 4631 times.

nycfuturepilot,
I have been collecting all my tickets since 1974 (aged 9), regret that my flights during the late 60's were not collected by my parents.... with E-TKT... sort of no memory any more... well, have transferred all my tickets into a XLS.sheet now

E-TKT printouts are not the same, all look alike, nothing unique to the airline anymore.

rgds
lovedswissair

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Dtwclipper
Posted 2004-03-16 21:17:32 and read 4618 times.

Some smaller airlines, such as A6 have no e-tickets at all. When booking a trip say, DTW-AMS on KL/NW connecting to A6 to Innsbruck you are forced to have a paper ticket for the entire trip.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Sabena332
Posted 2004-03-16 21:18:59 and read 4611 times.

I always travel on eTickets, but only when I am booked as a regular passenger. When I am flying non-rev I always prefer ATB tickets, the reason is simple: When the airline you are planning to travel on rejects you because the flight is full, you can present your ATB ticket to the check-in agent on the other airlines counter.

Patrick

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Nycfuturepilot
Posted 2004-03-16 21:26:07 and read 4592 times.

lovedswissair, you still get boarding passes which are pretty similar.

Sabena, they make non-rev etickets?! whats atb?

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Lovedswissair
Posted 2004-03-16 21:27:58 and read 4582 times.

further to Dtwclipper's comments,

I am working with an IT company providing solutions to the airlines... a major problem is that the airlines cannot agree on WHAT information is to be exchanged, who maintains the E-TKT database, what happens to the E-TKT status, when a flight is cancelled after the passenger has checked-in, what if the a/c has to return to the departure city, etc etc. The list is pretty long. IATA has only set a few standards.

Basically, airlines hosted on the same reservation system, there should not be any problem. Linking the various system to allow interlining on an e-tkt basis is very very costly.

Then, the airlines also face legal restrictions, i.e. the government REQUIRES a paper ticket before you can even enter the check-in area.

Or, if the departure control system (check-in system), is NOT linked to the reservation system, the data often cannot be exchanged.

the US airlines are leading here, AA for example has a rate of some 95% on E-tickets, but this of course due to the high domestic travel. as soon as you want to code-share...

This is just an eagle's eye view, it's very complex.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: FoxBravo
Posted 2004-03-16 21:28:04 and read 4579 times.

Many complex itineraries still require paper tickets, since not all airlines have interline e-ticketing arrangements with each other. Sometimes frequent flier reservations on partner airlines require them too. Also, as others have mentioned, some airlines still don't do e-tickets at all.

The only paper tickets I've had in the past couple of years were on Air Jamaica (booked using DL SkyMiles), LAB and LanPeru (neither of which has e-ticketing, at least not if booked in North America). Paper tickets are rapidly going the way of the dodo!

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Sabena332
Posted 2004-03-16 21:31:10 and read 4574 times.

Sabena, they make non-rev etickets?! whats atb?

Yes, I know for sure that LX issue electronic non-rev tickets, I am not sure about other airlines.

ATB = Automated Ticket and Boarding Pass, that is the official name for the tickets with the magnetic stripe on the backside.

Patrick

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Lovedswissair
Posted 2004-03-16 21:34:26 and read 4560 times.

nycfuturepilot,
re boarding passes, you're right, but it's not the same for me.

ATB: the first automated tickets were the TAT/OPTAT tickets (which just came after the hand-written ones). ATB 1 and 2 are the ones with the magnetic stripe on the back (Very expensive, don't know the price exactly, but boarding pass printers are in the range of roughly 5000 USD, gate readers around 20'000 USD), so ETKT is clearly cheaper and speeds up the back-offfice processing as well (accounting etc).

ID Tickets can be issued as ETKT, provided the respective governments allow it.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: S12PPL
Posted 2004-03-16 21:41:27 and read 4530 times.

Greetings...first post for me here.

I used to work for an airline. The majority of the paper tickets I saw came from these people:

People traveling on tickets with Orbitz, Expedia, etc. They had paper tickets because, as mentioned above, some airlines do not have IET agreements with eachother yet. But that is rapidly disapeering. Orbitz will book you out of your home airport on say United. Then when you get to your transfer they'll throw you on American, or someone. UA and AA may not have an IET agreement yet, so the the traveler is required to hold a paper ticket to board.

Another would be award tickets. Some airlines still require that people traveling on a mile redemption hold paper tickets.

Another big contingent of travelers with paper tickets, are people from over-seas. They often book through a travel agent who gives them a paper ticket. And, like mentioned above, they feel much more comfortable holding a paper ticket in case someone disputes they have a reservation. They also feel more comfortable giving them to the customs agent I would guess.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2004-03-16 21:45:09 and read 4516 times.

It's a legacy thing. It'll pass.

My in-laws are coming over on Thursday. I think they would feel insecure with e-ticketing. Same as older people are less comfortable with credit cards.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: TomFoolery
Posted 2004-03-16 21:47:05 and read 4507 times.

At least in the past, If your flight gets cancelled, or worse, airline goes under, those paper tickets can really speed the rebooking process on another airline. I have been sent back to the original airline to get a paper ticket on order to process the change on another.

tF

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Ken777
Posted 2004-03-16 21:55:48 and read 4478 times.

When you do RTW trips a paper ticket is really handy for those odd places you try to fly out of. Domestic travel on a single airline is a no-brainer, but I want the security of a paper ticket when I'm working with someone with limited English who is new on the job. Paper tickets have saved me more than one time!

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: WesternDC1010
Posted 2004-03-16 22:05:05 and read 4465 times.

If I fly for business, our contract travel agency is so bad, they've botched up reservations and e-ticket bookings often that I require paper tickets whenever I have to use their services.

It's a shame, but if my employer pays for travel, I'm forced to use these incompetent travel services.

Reality.

Ron
Western DC-10-10

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Bobb
Posted 2004-03-16 22:05:59 and read 4467 times.

Until all the airlines computer systems can talkt to each other, paper tkts will forever exist.

There is, still, an advantage of paper tkts, beside interlinking, if for some reason, something happends to your electronic reservation, you have an undeniable proof in front of you.

eTkt is definitely the way to go though as long as you write down the correct LOCATOR CODE. Amazingly enough, 95% of passengers who parade in front of me everyday don't know that all I require of them is this locator code. But nooooo, they bring the whole stack of paper. Hello! I don't have time to read your briefs!!! If I did, the line behind you will never clear.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: S12PPL
Posted 2004-03-16 22:11:51 and read 4439 times.

If your res gets botched in the system and disappears....the paper ticket won't get you a seat on the flight. That I'll guarantee you. You may eventually get a refund...but it won't help you much day of flight.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Bobb
Posted 2004-03-16 22:29:20 and read 4411 times.

"but it won't help you much day of flight"

What airline are you talking about. My airline will force overbooking as long the PAX shows up within reasonable time. Which sounds like a reasonable way to handle things to me. People/travel agents etc do make mistakes and if you can't trust a printed paper tkt, what can you trust?

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: S12PPL
Posted 2004-03-16 22:38:08 and read 4389 times.

This doesn't have to do with airlines over booking flights on purpose...we all know that happens daily. What I'm saying is if you res. gets botched, and disapeers...you probably won't fly that day. At least not on that original flight your booked on. Especially if that flight is over-sold.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Jhooper
Posted 2004-03-17 00:44:33 and read 4344 times.

I have a question regarding paper tickets. Last time I flew with one, I had a boarding pass that said "Flight Coupon Required", and as I understand, the agent is supposed to take your flight coupon when you board. Well, the agent didn't do that and I have a leftover paper ticket. I know it would be morally wrong to try and refund or use it, but just out of curiousity, do I have a valid ticket that could be used?

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Freshlove1
Posted 2004-03-17 05:31:41 and read 4299 times.

No you dont, who ever you flew with will see that they dont have the paper ticket and fill out a ticket replacement form with the ticket number on it so Revenue Accounting can collect the $$$. If you try to exchange it the ticket number will come up invalid and will be worthless toward an exchange. And by some strange reason if it did get through the system when you tried to exchange it, the exchange costs would be more then the part of the ticket you have. I'd just chuck it.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: S12PPL
Posted 2004-03-17 06:45:06 and read 4265 times.

Jhooper,
The gate agent probably got in a bit of trouble for not collecting your flight coupon. They are required to turn them in with their flight envelope to give to accounting.

If you tried to get a refund, you would be told, after they investigated of course, that you had indeed flown that portion of your itenerary, and would be kindly turned down Smile

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Kevin752
Posted 2004-03-17 07:10:30 and read 4241 times.

I will be using paper tickets for this flight once I go to pay for it;
LH 457 LAX - FRA
OU 412 FRA - SPU
OU 413 SPU - FRA
LH 456 FRA - LAX
Note (OU) Croatia Airlines does not have E-tickets at this time so I have to have paper tickets for the entire trip. I like E- tickets and paper tickets. It is true some airlines do not have E- tickets.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: M404
Posted 2004-03-17 09:47:05 and read 4198 times.

How 'bout this for a very simple reason.

Not every airline takes e-tickets.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: SEAPete
Posted 2004-03-17 09:56:30 and read 4182 times.

I flew from SEA to Las Vegas with a girlfriend of mine back in 1999 she booked the tickets through a travel agent and had them Express Mail the paper tickets to me. I was in a state of shock because I had been using e-tickets for so long. I don't know why it was paper, but must have been because of the travel agent thing. We flew AS, so the airline was not the issue.

Cheers!

Pete

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Afay1
Posted 2004-03-17 09:59:40 and read 4176 times.

I would never trust any Russian airline to issue an electronic ticket and then find it again at the airport. I laugh at the idea....

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2004-03-17 10:40:58 and read 4145 times.

Afay1 said:
I would never trust any Russian airline to issue an electronic ticket and then find it again at the airport. I laugh at the idea....


Hang out in Russia much?


Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Aerorobnz
Posted 2004-03-17 11:21:43 and read 4126 times.

I printed somewhere in the region of 600 paper airline tickets today. I personally enjoy getting paper tickets still as there is a lot of cool information on them that you don't always get on an e tkt if you know where to look. as already said for those of us that collect ticket stubs from our trips it can better.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Afay1
Posted 2004-03-17 11:42:45 and read 4103 times.

To starlionblue: uh, actually I live in Moscow most of the year and fly at least once a month. I am from southern NH. Anyway, there is no system of e-tickets here, and if anyone were to introduce it as no one would ever believe the validity of an e-ticket, and if anything happened to the reservation, the reaction on the part of the agent would be a shrug. While a paper ticket doesn't guarantee that the flight printed on it actually exists or the company will be in business that day or the time is right, it does give you some recourse. I imagine the situation is the same in many other countries. Of course it is more efficient to use e-tickets, but only if it based on the surety of universal acceptance and widespread use.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2004-03-17 11:54:15 and read 4083 times.

Point taken. I was just wondering. Actually there are quite a few situations in which I would rather have a papertkt,

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Afay1
Posted 2004-03-17 13:54:26 and read 4039 times.

no prob, sorry to sound cranky!

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2004-03-17 14:12:54 and read 4022 times.

I just like needling people, as some here have already pointed out Big grin

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Cessna172RG
Posted 2004-03-17 14:20:26 and read 4016 times.

I hate E tickets. I like having paper tickets that I can present to the airlines and actually talk to an agent instead of some stupid computer console.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2004-03-17 14:29:10 and read 4006 times.

You should have no problem talking to an agent with your eticket. Just present your Frequent Flyer card, credit card, or passport.

As for the console, it has a shorter line  Big grin

E tickets are here to stay. Learn to love them.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Dtwclipper
Posted 2004-03-17 15:37:23 and read 3979 times.

One of the greatest advantages of an e-ticket in my mind is security.

Last October my carry on bag was stolen, (I'm a fool I know for letting it happen) at Central Station in AMS. Wallet, Passport, Credit Cards, etc. All gone in the blink of an eye. If we had had paper tickets we would have been screwed!

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Bobb
Posted 2004-03-17 22:57:38 and read 3926 times.

"you probably won't fly that day. At least not on that original flight your booked on. Especially if that flight is over-sold"


Let me repeat. My airline, after seeing a valid paper ticket but missing e-confirm, will overbook a flight to get that PAX on. We do not want to penalize the PAX for mistake not of his own. We do this EVEN if the flight is already overbooked, AS LONG as mentioned, the PAX shows up at the counter within reasonable time. In the event that the flight is REALLY off the brim, we issue travel voucher to the PAX for his trouble and attempt to confirm him on next flights. To us, a valid issued paper tkt is a solid contract. Just 'cuz one of our travel agent/computer messed up, we do not blame this on PAX.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: ClassicLover
Posted 2004-03-18 04:37:39 and read 3885 times.

I haven't had a paper ticket in many years... they are pointless. I'd be unhappy if I didn't get a boarding pass though, because I keep those!

Still, it was always fun back in the paper ticket days to see what the thing looked like, because they were often changed on a regular basis. I know Ansett in Australia had heaps of variations on their paper tickets.

Funnily enough, I have a Qantas e-ticket for a flight I am taking in June, and it says -

THIS ITINERARY/RECEIPT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A DOCUMENT FOR
CARRIAGE AND IN THE EVENT OF ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IT AND THE
RECORD OF BOOKING IN THE QANTAS DATABASE, THE LATTER SHALL
PREVAIL.

So even if I print off what they sent me and the computer disagrees, the computer is always right - according to Qantas. I'm sure that customer service common sense would come into play if there was an error.

I have no issues with E-tickets at all.

Cheers,

Trent.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Lfutia
Posted 2004-03-18 04:41:01 and read 3880 times.

I told my mom that NW and KL have E-Tix and she said that she doesnt want them because she likes to hold them in her hand. Now this is when we fly to India. So i have a feeling that we have paper tickets to India... grr. OTOH, we have e-tickets through Travelocity for ORD-PIT-JST on US/US Exp./ UA.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: FlightLover
Posted 2004-03-18 04:46:24 and read 3875 times.

I kinda like paper tickets. Every single time I fly on an E-ticket I try to get a real boarding pass from an agent because the machines most of the time will issue just a regular paper boarding pass that you can't even keep as a souvenir. The US Airways agents get pretty annoyed when you do that. They all want you to use the machine nowadays. Well, there are aviation fans out there who want a real boarding pass  Smile

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Neptunescar
Posted 2004-03-18 07:15:55 and read 3852 times.

Dont forget the majority of world airlines are not on the E ticket system at all... in fact if you book nearly any ticket overseas (except for European full service and no frills) you will always get a paper one.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Bobb
Posted 2004-03-18 09:14:03 and read 3835 times.

Just remember, with an e-tkt, print out your itinerary with the locator# from the airline's website, for back up. Things happens. Do the same with hotel, car reservations etc. But all you frequent travelers already know that.

The most dumb mistakes I've seen are from travel agencies. The PAX trusts them, but them fail to make the correct res/confirm with us airline. PAX shows up with agency's travel paper thinking everything is hunky doorey, on a weekend, when the agency is closed, and we airline go uh? what confirmation, u don't have a confirmation with us!!! Don't trust the travel agency, always confirm with the airline itself!

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: UTA_flyingHIGH
Posted 2004-03-18 09:37:47 and read 3820 times.

...and some sick people like me actually keep all their paper tickets for their collection  Laugh out loud

UTA

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2004-03-18 09:40:05 and read 3824 times.

Bobb - you are quite right. Whenever you get a ticket from a travel agent, make sure they give you the airline record locator of your booking. NOT the CRS record locator, that is no good to man or beast. Most airlines, especially the larger ones, will return their inventory record locator to the GDS pretty much instantaneously, and that is the one you need. If they don't have it, or won't give it to you, phone the airline and get it. Without an RLOC you have no guarantee that your booking made it to the airline, and quoting the Travel Agent booking reference is no help.

P.S. This is even MORE important when you have an e-ticket, but when you have an e-ticket the airline HAS to have returned a record locator because without it the e-ticket cannot be issued. Make sure the agent gives it to you, and make a note of it on the e-ticket receipt.

[Edited 2004-03-18 09:44:17]

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Koreanair747
Posted 2004-03-18 09:50:46 and read 3805 times.

In my case I prefer etix as it is more comfortable to handle for me. No possibility of loosing tickets anymore!

Koreanair747

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2004-03-18 10:06:26 and read 3794 times.

What would happen if the E-ticket system one day washes out and loses EVERY PNR thats was made? This is why I prefer paper tickets to prove that I have paid for my flight and that Im ON that flight, etc etc. I just dont trust computer systems quite yet because of some flaws in software programs can go corrupt or fry out. Paper tix for me!!

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: United4ever
Posted 2004-03-18 10:48:08 and read 3780 times.

Another reason for a paper ticket is if someone's flight is paid for using another person's credit card - the airline has to ensure there is no fraud and credit cards are often checked when travelling on an e-ticket.

Mike

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2004-03-18 13:40:25 and read 3759 times.

United4ever - Prepaid Tickets are gradually being phased out because of the introduction of e-tickets. Since there is no physical document, an e-ticket can be purchased on behalf of someone else no matter where they are. Much easier.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: TFJamie
Posted 2004-03-18 13:52:09 and read 3746 times.

I prefer paper tickets...Most of my flights don't offer e-tickets but also, I have experience with IT systems and every single such system fails at least once. Maybe not the likeliest occurrence, but I most certainly want to have that document in my hand if it does.

But I probably wouldn't hesitate to use an E-ticket anyway.

The thing I like most about paper tickets is that you can look at them for a long time and check all the information on them. My favorites are the old type with the red chalk letters, I even have one handwritten in my collection. That is a gem.

Jens

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2004-03-18 13:58:25 and read 3738 times.

TFJamie - re I even have one handwritten in my collection. That is a gem.


You are making me feel VERY old - handwritten and printed OPTATs were all I knew for ages ! I remember getting quite excited when I travelled on my first ATB ticket... ah old age.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Dstc47
Posted 2004-03-18 14:22:01 and read 3727 times.

One further reason for paper tickets is if your travel is being paid for by one person, but is being recouped by another, a firm or organisation for example, it would be far easier to fake, or alter, an eticket record than to fake a conventional ticket - especially to alter the price actually paid for the flight or flights on the eticket print out.

Anyone with a computer can change that record, to create an altered record to use to claim a refund, while using the original true record to check in.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Captaink
Posted 2004-03-18 15:56:14 and read 3694 times.

When itineries are shared between airlines that do not have interline ETKT agreements.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Bobb
Posted 2004-03-18 20:11:19 and read 3659 times.

"What would happen if the E-ticket system one day washes out and loses EVERY PNR thats was made?"


WASHES OUT? Well, just the other day, a PAX holding a paper tkt, forgot to take them out of his pants before using the washer! Fortunately, there was just enough ink left on it to make out it's from us! Big grin

A whole computer system dying is highly unlikely in this day and age (make it zero). When power outage occur at smaller airports (big airports got full power backup), the Airlines have manual procedures in place, as long as you remember to bring a print out...

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: LJ
Posted 2004-03-18 20:22:03 and read 3635 times.

I usually don't care if I get a paper ticket or an eTicket. However, two years ago I travelled domestically in Brazil on Rico and got a handwritten paper ticket. Needless to say I was very pleased as I hadn't received these for a while..

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Bobb
Posted 2004-03-18 21:08:15 and read 3611 times.

"The thing I like most about paper tickets is that you can look at them for a long time and check all the information on them"


U know u are an Aviation FANatic if you enjoy looking at airline's tickets. Half of the time they come out of worn printer/ribbons. They are full of lingos and codes. Arrrrrhhhhhh.

OK, if you can figure out how much you paid in base fare, airport taxes, ferederal taxes, other taxes etc, you rightfully claim your spot as an Industry's Buff. Big grin

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Trekster
Posted 2004-03-18 21:12:33 and read 3605 times.

I have just got my airline tickets for vegas, and they are in paper form







I dont care what kind of ticket u get, as long as u can get on the plane

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Airsicknessbag
Posted 2004-03-18 22:45:14 and read 3589 times.

One reason for paper tix which nowbody has mentioned so far: some countries require a return or onward ticket - a physical ticket, not an etix receipt.

Q: When and where did the following story take place?

I´m travelling on a European full service carrier on a domestic to intl connexion through their main hub. At the first airport, I get a boarding pass with a sticker on it, showing my seat number (that station is not connected to the main reservation system). So, at the hub I have to check-in again. Due to a delay of the inbound flight, I´m ready to get my onward boarding pass at the transfer centre 10 minutes prior to take off. Of course, the system refuses to check me on that late. Solution: I get a hand-written boarding pass!

(When was the last time YOU got a hand-written boarding pass???)































































A: Turkish Airlines in 2002 (!)

Daniel Smile

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Leviticus
Posted 2004-03-22 01:28:04 and read 3536 times.

What is so special with hand written boarding passes ?  Big grin Last November (2003 !) when I flew back to FRA from PFO (Paphos, Cyprus) I received a hand written one, actually, everybody who fly from PFO gets one of those, that includes thousands of charter tourists every day. Reason ? They are not computerized, at all ! The staff got a list faxed from LH just an hour before check in began and then checked every passenger against the list, I was a bit worried to began with because I was traveling on an e-ticked but they had my VISA number right next to my name.

Topic: RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Username: Cedarjet
Posted 2004-03-22 01:41:00 and read 3524 times.

The last time I asked for a paper ticket was when I was flying British Airways last year. No prizes for guessing the flight number (hint: it was a very low number).


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