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Airline electronic ticket

Traveling is a wonderful experience as you get an opportunity to refresh your mind and a well planned visit is sure to give you an exhilarating experience. Basically tickets are the first thing that comes to ones mind regarding traveling. Tickets are available in two types, the paper ticket and the airline electronic ticket. An airline electronic ticket is also referred as ticket-less travel. Paper ticket is the coupon that contains the flight detail in a paper. While an airline electronic ticket has all the information stored in the reservation system.

Paper tickets are of immense use during cancellation of flights owing to some mechanical or any airline related problem. However, if cancellation is due to weather then you are probably stuck. But if it is not a weather problem, then you have wide options such as a person with a paper ticket of a major airline and you are luckily flying where another key airline also flies to the same destination, having a paper ticket can serve the best. You can request an agent of another airline to accept your ticket and they will oblige to do so. It is difficult to acquire boarding if more than one terminal flies from the same destination. Paper tickets are advantageous when cancellations are not involved. A passenger holding a paper ticket can conveniently switch airlines, especially a domestic ticket. An international destination rules vary to a great extent. These paper tickets are of great use to passengers showing up at check in.

A passenger traveling on an airline electronic ticket is given an itinerary copy and a carriage contract. These documents are not the original ticket but dole out as a sign of electronic ticket. In an airline electronic ticket, you will never get a physical ticket. An airline electronic ticket keeps you deprived of such choices as you do not hold a physical ticket. You have to be at the benevolence of the airline you have booked. But in case the cancellations are not related to weather, you will be allotted seat in the next flight available of the same airline. This may take few hours as well but your travel is ensured. An airline electronic ticket never gets lost or stolen. Airline electronic tickets evade the stress especially, for frequent travelers. Similarly, charter airlines or even large airlines entertain only electronic tickets. They do not accept paper tickets as it costs more money in producing paper tickets.

International travel opts for paper tickets, though airline electronic tickets are extensively used. Passengers traveling in more than one airline are issued paper tickets as all airlines do not use airline electronic ticket. However, in case of losing a ticket or forgetting, electronic tickets are the best and for international travel, paper tickets are comfortable. This depends on ones choice and taste.

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April 14, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, E-tickets

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