Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Paper airline tickets on verge of extinction

About time. I can't believe it even took this long. I buy most of my tickets online anyways so i just show up and hope that they didn't screw something up before I got there. I'm not really exagerating either because I've had it happen more than a few times. Luckily it was during the week and it was easily fixed.

CHICAGO - Paper airline tickets, once the industry standard, are on the fast track to oblivion.

If the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has its way, airlines will issue only electronic tickets by the end of 2007, sending paper tickets the way of other rapidly disappearing industry services such as in-flight meals and free pillows.