Definition of e-ticket in English:



  • A reservation for an airline flight for which the details are recorded electronically without the issuing of a paper ticket.

    • ‘Once you receive your booking confirmation and e-ticket you have a seat on the plane regardless of whether you bought the ticket from a consolidator or straight from the airline's ticket counter.’
    • ‘Most air travel sold online uses e-tickets and electronic confirmations, so products need not be stored in warehouses or shipped.’
    • ‘I had an e-ticket my father had sent me for a flight to Florence, where he and my mom worked and lived.’
    • ‘I was pleased to read we will be having e-tickets, which will cut costs.’
    • ‘New security rules at Atlanta: Passengers at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson must now get boarding passes before reaching the security checks, meaning e-tickets will no longer be accepted to clear the checkpoints.’
    • ‘Customers with domestic e-tickets will be able to use the kiosk to check in, print boarding passes, change seats and purchase upgrades.’
    • ‘Customers will now be able to use a single e-ticket when traveling on an itinerary that includes both carriers.’
    • ‘The average cost of issuing an e-ticket is only around US $1 or US $2 per ticket.’
    • ‘He said e-tickets are used for about 90 per cent of domestic flights in the United States, although internationally the number is about 12 per cent of the total issued each year.’
    • ‘The new ways we do mundane things - tour colleges electronically, board airlines with e-tickets, and communicate digitally with family and friends - are now second nature, integral to our lives.’
    • ‘Electronic tickets - or e-tickets - have become ubiquitous at airports, especially for domestic flights.’
    • ‘Passengers will be prodded to buy their e-tickets either online or by phone, using an automated voice-recognition system that will launch later this year.’
    • ‘My e-tickets have finally arrived, after I sent a short-tempered e-mail.’
    • ‘An e-ticket can be printed out on one's home PC once ticket details are supplied by the airline website or travel agent.’
    • ‘Buy an e-ticket, and you can check in from your home or office computer up to 30 hours before takeoff.’
    • ‘By 2006, airlines hope to have completely replaced paper tickets with e-tickets.’
    • ‘With a monotonous tone she explained she did not have record of payment, it definitely was not an e-ticket and there was nothing she could do.’
    • ‘America West also said customers using interline e-tickets to check in for America West flights can bypass the ticket counter and proceed directly to the self-service check-in kiosks it has available at more than 45 airports.’
    • ‘Passengers can purchase e-tickets on their mobiles.’
    • ‘On good days, we think we are beginning to understand the Internet, master our e-mail, learn to order our e-ticket online so we can view the new DVD movie in the airplane seat we have chosen.’