The Practical Nomad

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by Edward Hasbrouck

from The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World
and The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Travel Marketplace

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2.4. Electronic tickets and ticketless travel

While airlines are trying to promote e-tickets and ticketless travel as a convenience to passengers, e-tickets were developed and are being promoted solely to serve the interests of the airlines, not those of passengers. For your own protection, insist on paper tickets whenever possible. They may cost you extra (a few airlines and agencies already surcharge paper tickets, and others are expected to follow suit), but they are worth it. Most users of e-tickets don't realize their drawbacks, and wouldn't use them if they did.

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