Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17180 times:
A PTA stand for Prepaid Ticket Advice.
They still exist, but rarely. It's when someone other than the pax would prepay for a ticket, usually from another location, and the customer would pick up the actual ticket at the airport they are departing from. Happened a lot with young kids traveling, and their parents living in another city.
With the advent of Etickets, and the decline of paper tickets, PTA's rarely happen anymore.
VictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17164 times:
PTA is Prepaid Ticket Advice.
When a ticket is sold in one city and ticketed in another city it is known as a PTA ticket.
A passenger who is currently in city 'A' travelling to city 'B'.
However his chooses to buy his ticket from a travel agent in city 'C' (assuming 'C' is his home city). He makes the payment for the ticket in 'C' through a representative. But the ticket is collected by the passenger in 'A'.
FLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1203 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17160 times:
Not only that, but it used to be that the person who bought the ticket had to show the credit card they used to buy the ticket. I suppose this would make the above named scenario impossible.
Funny, though, as many times as I was told to bring the credit card used to the airport counter, I don't recall ever having been asked to see it.
N405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17142 times:
Prepaid Ticket Advise
Used when somebody buy you a ticket anywhere else where you are starting your flight, for example, you are travelling MIA-ORD, and somebody bought your ticket in ORD, there is where the PTA is used, now is being replaced by the E-TKT (Electronic Ticket)
Life is what happens when you have other plans.....