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Ticketless flights

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Have you been on ticketless long haul flights?
11 years ago, October 3rd 2008 No: 1 Msg: #50702  
I am flying to India in December. I didnt receive a ticket in the mail. When I phoned the customer people from the internet search system where I bought the flight to ask when my ticket will arrive they said it is a ticketless flight. I never flew long haul without a ticket before so I am a bit nervous about it. I have flown shorter distances ticketless and they all went OK.

Has anyone yet flown long haul ticketless? If so, did it go OK? Reply to this

11 years ago, October 3rd 2008 No: 2 Msg: #50714  
Hi Mell

Do you mean an e-ticket or did you not receive anything at all? Our ticket from Mexico City to London was an e-ticket with a reference number (the same as you get for short flights with all budget airlines etc). It worked well and was actually a bonus as we did not have to carry a paper ticket around for 6 months. We just printed the e-ticket before the flight. If it is an electronic ticket, I would not worry.

Cheers Em



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11 years ago, October 3rd 2008 No: 3 Msg: #50716  
Yeah, I got an e ticket. I am glad these e tickets are becomming normal for long haul flights then. Thanks Em 😊 Reply to this

11 years ago, October 3rd 2008 No: 4 Msg: #50725  
B Posts: 137
If you purchase your flight directly from the airline you'll most often only get a booking number (five digit airline-internal or six digit global AMADEUS). Bring a printout of the ticket confirmation in case any immigration officials would like to see it or if the check in-staff have trouble finding your reservation (computer glitches? naaah... never happened). Some airlines want you to present the credit card used to purchase the flight at the time of check in, check the terms in your confirmation. Reply to this

11 years ago, October 5th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #50860  
Don't worry Mel...this is going to be the norm in a very very short time...it's even in place for round-the-world tickets...and damn them, we will be able to have only 16 sectors on those instead of the former 20!!!

Ticketless means I can lose one less thing...this is so good!

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11 years ago, October 5th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #50863  
Thanks guys 😊 I dont need to be nervous then.

I had one of the first e train tickets sold for a train journey from Munich Germany to I dont know how to spell it capital of Slovenia. I had to go through 4 sets of border guards. Out of Germany, into Austria, out of Austria, into Slovena. Every border guard made a fuss about my e ticket. I wasnt even sure if I was being thrown off the train at some points but they did not in fact go through with the throwing off. One of the Slovenian boarder guards disappeared with my ticket on the return journery for a half hour. Luckily he appeared back with it before I got to the Austrian border. Reply to this

11 years ago, October 5th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #50874  
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I haven't had a paper ticket for a few years, and have flown long-haul a number of times.

I prefer e-tickets, as Peter said you can't lose them. I print one or maybe two copies, and you can always print again from the email. Reply to this

11 years ago, October 5th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #50877  
Thanks Jo, for the reassurance. 😊 Reply to this

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