Remember those old days, where you had to often go to a local travel agency to purchase your airline ticket? Once bought, the tickets were mailed to the traveler’s snail mail address. However, this tradition has now changed. With the growth of the internet and globalization, there seldom exist the paper-type tickets. Instead, it is E-tickets in the 21st century.
The use of e-tickets has grown over time and is heavily used by those travelers in developed countries. “How do e-tickets work?”, a question that pops-up in the minds of most travelers. The process is very simple, and this article explains the process of booking e-tickets and how they work.
Booking an e-ticket is quite simple. Before everything, the traveler should find the best deal in town, after searching for the available options. Just take a minute to read the related terms and conditions presented by the airline, and if you agree, proceed. You’ll be prompted to pay with a debit or credit card after you have selected your flight.
Once the payment is made and the ticket is confirmed, the payment confirmation receipt, the ticket number and the itinerary details will be displayed on screen. In addition to this, they will send the confirmation details, including the itinerary confirmation to your e-mail address. The e-mail will contain a hyperlink, which once clicked will take you to the airline’s website. You could view your itinerary and e-ticket and make prints of it, so that you would be able to present it at the check-in counter. The process of booking an e-ticket is easy, isn’t it?
At the airport, the printed e-ticket, payment receipt and the intinerary should be presented along with the passport. Sometimes, they also request to present the credit or debit card that you used to purchase the ticket. So take the bank cards with you to be on the safe side.
However, you do not have to go through this hassle if you check-in with a self-service check-in kiosk. All you got to do is enter the confirmation code and name as it appears in the confirmation e-mail. A ticket is them printed out, which is your boarding pass. It’s simple as that!
E-tickets have increased traveler convenience, and booking e-tickets has never been simpler and easier. Once you have your e-ticket in hand, simple check in and all what’s left then is saying goodbye to your folks and leaving for your destination.