The main thing that every traveler should remember is that there is always an opportunity to save time and buy an e-ticket for a flight. From a legal point of view, an electronic ticket is no different from a paper one. At the same time, it is more convenient to purchase and more reliable to use. The advantages of an electronic air ticket include the following:
- the impossibility of its loss;
- no risk of forgery;
- zero possibility of damage.
Using the same ticket does not imply any difficulties at all. In order to register, you only need to show the passport you used for purchasing an electronic ticket. For children, the presented document is a birth certificate. After the information is verified with the database, you will receive a boarding pass. However, you should take into consideration that some airlines require a bank card you used when purchasing the ticket online. If you used other payment systems or cash to pay for the ticket, you will not have to submit anything other than an identity document.
In some airlines, the registration procedure is extremely simplified: you can go through it yourself using the self-service terminal directly at the airport, or online at the company’s website. This approach will save you time and nerves because you will not need to queue up.
You can find all the necessary information about the flight on the itinerary receipt, which you can print yourself at any convenient time. Although you can lose a printed ticket yourself, the booking confirmation email will not be deleted. In addition, in some airports, the itinerary is required when passing through passport control. Do not forget that the computer systems may have some failures, so having a receipt, you will feel more confident in the event of a system crash. Also, at the entrance to some airports, a receipt may be requested by the aviation security service.
You should also note that in case of the absence of information on your flight in the electronic database, airline employees are not entitled to issue you a boarding pass, even if you have the itinerary – a receipt printed on a special form. Thus, it is not recommended to use the services of dubious agencies; they may be fraudsters. Summing up, it is a safe and convenient way to use an electronic ticket (e-ticket). It will save you time and money (no need to cover a service charge) and also prevent you from worries about the safety of the ticket.