Order of airline tickets
An airline ticket is a document, issued by an airline or a travel agency, to confirm that an individual has purchased a seat on a flight on an aircraft. This document is then used to obtain a boarding pass, at the airport. Then with the boarding pass and the attached ticket, the passenger is allowed to board the aircraft.
There are two sorts of airline tickets - the older style with coupons now referred to as a paper ticket, and the now more common electronic ticket usually referred to as an e-ticket.
Regardless of the type, all tickets contain details of the following information:
- The passenger's name.
- The issuing airline.
- A ticket number, including the airline's 3 digit code at the start of the number.
- The cities the ticket is valid for travel between.
- Flights that the ticket is valid for. (Unless the ticket is "open")
- Baggage allowance.
- The "Fare Basis", an alpha-numeric code that identifies the fare.
- Restrictions on changes and refunds. (Not always shown in detail, but referred to).
- Dates that the ticket is valid for.
- "Form of payment", i.e., details of how the ticket was paid for, which will in turn affect how it would be refunded.