What is an electronic ticket (eTicket)?
ticket (eTicket) is an electronic version of a
regular paper ticket (regardless by air or by
train). However, an electronic tickets differs from
a paper ticket, in that an e-ticket automatically is
recorded in several computer databases when a
reservation is confirmed. Airlines and ticketing
systems have access to these databases. An E-ticket
requires no special blanks, since all information is
stored in the memory of the databases and is easily
transferred between different computers and
The advantages of an electronic ticket
The inadequacies of
paper tickets: On a paper ticket, all the required
information is printed onto a special form called a
blank, including all the travel information, the
passenger’s personal data, the price, the number and
places of connections, any returns or changes and so
forth to the original reservation. This proves to be
cumbersome and can cause headache when trying to
make changes or cancellations.
advantages of having an e-ticket:
changes, cancellations or annotations made to your
electronic ticket takes place inside the airline’s
electronic database. Thus, it is easier to use an
e-ticket and has proven to be more reliable
can be purchased online and printed at home. Theft
or loss of the printed e-ticket is not a worry – it
can easily be retrieved and reprinted. All the
information is secure since it is stored on the
airline’s or railway company’s database. You no
longer have to worry about keeping it in a safe
place, and you can print the e-ticket just hours
before your departure.
“Click and Fly”: Buying
an e-ticket is simpler and faster. You can
independently choose your travel arrangements and
see all possible routings. Buy your ticket anywhere
there is an internet connection. Arrive at the
airport with your confirmation code and receive your
boarding pass. Show your confirmation to passport
control and proceed straight to your departure gate.
Remember to have your passport with you though.
Quick check-ins: You
are able to check-in for your flight online at home,
up to 24 hours in advance of your departure time.
Once you arrive a the airport, proceed directly to
security and immigrations, since you don’t need to
visit the check-in counter to receive a boarding
pass; however, do remember to check your luggage if
needed. If you value your time, e-ticketing is to
had to make a reservation through a middleman, but
worried about whether the agent would reserve the
right flight time at the right price, and then you
had to worry about surcharges and fees that the
agent charged. Then you had to physically go to pay
and pick you your tickets. In the end, a lot of time
was spent purchasing your tickets.
thanks to the e-ticket and the internet, making
travel reservations is so much simpler. All that you
need to do now, is log on to www.geruxx.com, choose
the flight you need, and pay online using a credit
card or another preferred online payment options,
which in all takes no longer than 15 minutes in
World Wide Acceptance
E-tickets have been
growing in popularity thanks to the time they save
in making reservations and the reliability in have
an e-ticket as opposed to a paper ticket. According
to IATA, 90% of all airline tickets are e-tickets.
Europe adopts e-ticketing
The major European
airlines were the first to adopt e-ticketing in
Europe. The International Air Transportation
Association IATA, which is comprised of 265
airlines, mandated the rule to switch from paper
tickets to e-tickets. The goal was to reduce costs
that occurred in the purchasing and confirmation
process between agents and the airlines. IATA
confirmed that the switch would save airlines
approximately 9USD per passenger. For airlines, this
marks a considerable cost-savings, and in 2005,
airlines rushed to make the switch. Today, as a
result of e-tickets, passengers can fly to any
developed country ticket-less.
Acceptance in Russia
All major Russian
airlines are implementing e-ticketing in exchange
for the traditional paper form. As a result, anyone
wishing to make travel reservations online on a
Russian airline on any flight from Germany to Russia
or the CIS, can do so at home. In only one year, the
network of routes on which e-tickets are available,
has expanded to almost every single flight between
Russia and Europe, Russia and the CIS, and to and
from Russia and the CIS countries and Europe.
How to use etickets technology?
Online at www.letenky.ru, www.izboruri.com, www.aviatomser.com,
you now can independently purchase an electronic
ticket from any point in the world (selected from a
list of cities on the site) to any place in the
world, without leaving your home.
Access to the
A credit card or bank
account number in order to pay online for the
to make a reservation of E-Ticket? / How to buy an
You choose: you
independently choose the airline and flight
times that best suit your needs.
Know the price:
you are shown the final price of the ticket
including all taxes and fees.
you have the power to compare prices from
different airlines on the dates and route you
Print the ticket
yourself: don’t fret about receiving the ticket
on-time and paying exorbitant shipping costs.
Print the ticket yourself at your own pace.
You’ll receive the confirmation right in your
Don’t pay service
fees: With letenky.ru (jetradar.com), you don’t
pay service fees as you are your own travel
agent, and you make the reservations
Good luck making your reservations and have a
perfect journey in Armenia!