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Old 05-03-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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What is an electronic ticket?
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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An email confirmation that you can take to the airport and use to print out a boarding pass.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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You do not have to an email printout. You can go the airport with your id, credit card used to purchase your electronic ticket and your reservation number. An electronic ticket is simply a paperless ticket.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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I am getting confuse between both of you .
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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1. receive your email confirmation of the ticket purchase
2. the airline will send you an email letting you know (usually 24 hours before flight time) that you can check in online
3. you will login to their site and print your ticket
4. show up and produce your ID and printed ticket to pass through security

that is the easiest way for me to explain it. hope it helps and bon voyage.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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1. receive your email confirmation of the ticket purchase
2. the airline will send you an email letting you know (usually 24 hours before flight time) that you can check in online
3. you will login to their site and print your ticket
4. show up and produce your ID and printed ticket to pass through security

that is the easiest way for me to explain it. hope it helps and bon voyage.
But if one doesn't have a working printer, you can still show up at the airport with your ID, reservation number & credit card used to purchase the ticket and print your boarding pass at the airport.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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i think the better question now is "what is a paper ticket?"

basically instead of being issued a slip of paper that has all of your traveling details which you need to carry on you the airlines hold your information in their database electronically

this provides a greater flexibility for you the passenger in that you don't need to deal with paper tickets

your ticketing information is stored in a database - it can be accessed and modified by the airlines - they use this information to guide your boarding pass

your boarding pass is not a ticket - it's just a piece of paper that confirms your status for the flight

maybe a way to think about it would be like this if you go to concerts, shows, etc.

you buy your ticket but no actual tickets are issued to you - nothing mailed, nothing printed, nothing you need to bring to the venue ......... you show up to the venue, they verify that you are you and pull up your ticketing information in their system - they then hand you an "access pass" that has your section, row & seat # on it ........... kind of like "will call" except that will call has actual physical tickets

it's not a perfect example because even with paper tickets in flying you still need a boarding pass ....... with events your ticket is your entry pass
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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Default Thanks for the wise suggestion .

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1. receive your email confirmation of the ticket purchase
2. the airline will send you an email letting you know (usually 24 hours before flight time) that you can check in online
3. you will login to their site and print your ticket
4. show up and produce your ID and printed ticket to pass through security

that is the easiest way for me to explain it. hope it helps and bon voyage.

Thanks for the wise suggestion .
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