What are airline tickets?
Airline tickets are important documents that confirm a passenger has a seat on a flight. The ticket includes important information about the passenger and the flight that they will take. The ticket is exchanged for a boarding pass during the check-in process, and this gives the passengers permission to board the plane.
What information is included on an airline ticket?
All airline tickets include the same information:
- Name of the passenger
- Airline that issued the ticket
- Ticket number
- Valid date
- Origin and destination cities
- Flight number
- Baggage allowance (not always printed on the ticket)
- Cost (not always printed on the ticket)
- Taxes (not always printed on the ticket)
- Code that shows the Fare Basis
- Policy for changes and refunds
- Payment method
- Exchange rate if necessary
- Breakdown of costs
What is the difference between a paper and electronic ticket?
As smartphones became more common, so did the acceptance of electronic tickets. These tickets are better for the environment and more convenient for passengers and airlines. Airlines have different policies when it comes to paper and electronic tickets. The approach is outlined by each individual airline in its Airline Policy.
Is it possible to book an open ticket?
It is possible to book an open ticket. These airline tickets do not have a set departure time, meaning that travelers can keep their options open and have flexible plans. This varies from one airline to the next, depending on the policy they adopt.
When is an airline ticket issued?
Before the ticket is issued, a reservation must be made. In this step, the airline creates an entry in their system which includes all of the relevant information. Once this has been done, the traveler can provide their personal information and a Passenger Name Record (PNR) will be created. Once the PNR has been created, the ticket will be issued to the passenger.