atomicstar wrote:That sounds interesting. If you can, can you send a link to the eBay listing for the poster?
blacksoviet wrote:Does United still sell paper tickets through the mail?
AlnessW wrote:My other mystery was what differentiated blue boarding pass stock from gold? I wonder if anyone still has any...
theAviationGeek wrote:However, I wanted to quickly answer this question for you. The blue boarding passes were for those passengers seated in economy. Whereas the gold boarding passes indicated a premium cabin. I have a few around somewhere that I can try and get scanned. I believe this began in the early 2000s, but hopefully someone can chime in with more detail.
theAviationGeek wrote:I was able to speak with a former United Airlines CSR who stated that the magnetic ticket readers were already installed at their station in 1999. I had originally thought that these readers were confined to hubs; but, apparently they were installed at numerous stations across the system. The magnetic ticket readers remained in place until barcode scanners were fully integrated sometime around 2007-2008.
Does anyone else recall these scanners and when/where they were installed?
theAviationGeek wrote:guide?I am wondering if anyone has any old United Airlines tickets, boarding passes, or itinerary documents from the late 1980's through the late 1990's.
I grew up flying United frequently during this period; however, it wasn't until 2002 that I began keeping all of my boarding passes. If I recall correctly, a typical United paper ticket would consist of an itinerary on blue ticket stock, followed by the paper flight coupons and receipt all on a grayish and blue magnetic strip ticket stock.
So far online, I have only found one example of a boarding pass from the inaugural United 777-200 flight in 1995 as well as a poster on eBay promoting United's new E-Ticket service circa 1995.
I am hoping there are some others out there who may have kept their old tickets and would be willing to share them here, or possibly offline if that's your preference.
Also, if anyone has any pictures or information regarding United's old airport computer equipment I would be interested to learn more about a typical Apollo workstation setup. I seem to recall their old ticket printers being quite large and noisy.
I appreciate any information on the subject a fRyan
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