i have booked a ticket from smartwing airlines on the internet. it said i just take the confirmation letter for the boarding card before the plane takes off and there is no need to get the ticket ahead of time. it seems hard for me to believe. so i would like to confirm with people who have taken the smartwing plane that it is true or not.
thank u very much!!
Not sure about Smartwing - but it is true that with a lot of these budget airlines as long as you print off the confirmation e-mail (with a booking reference) then that is all you need to take and they will not issue a ticket to you.
I first came about e-tickets a year ago (on british airways from London) - you just show up with your passport/ID and credit card which you used for booking. I even did not bother to do print out.
No chance of loosing the ticket in the post or at the hotel. Can save money - as some travel agents use couriers to deliver your ticket to the airport and charge 20 pounds extra.
Last time I travelled (SAS) all I needed to do was put my frequent flyer card in a machine at the airport and I was checked in. No ticket, no paper, just my card (and my reference number in case). Didn't even get a boarding pass but the stewardess swiped my frequent flyer card again at the gate and I got a little receipt thing with my seat number.
I am a sucker for companies offering the newest stuff like this. SAS is launching wireless internet onboard starting next month too!!! Imagine posting on the TP forums from in an airplane! It's only on intercontinental flights but you can bet that I will be trying to make that happen asap!!
ps. no problem with not having a ticket and just a print out. This started about 3/4 years ago and works great! Chances are you check in at a machine too....