FACTS ABOUT E-TICKETS

September 16, 2008
Michael Sheehan

Physician's Money Digest, January31 2003, Volume 10, Issue 2

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The electronic airline ticket, or e-ticket,is here to stay. An e-ticketnever gets lost—all you need toboard your flight is the credit cardyou used to buy it and photo ID. If a flight is delayed or canceled,e-ticket holders usually have tostand in line to get a paper ticket toexchange for use on another airline,although better technology is helpingto solve this problem. If you still likethe comfort of having a paper ticket,you may have to pay extra; many carriersnow add $10 or $15 to the fareif you ask for a paper ticket, andsome airlines have announced theywill stop issuing paper tickets entirelywithin a year.