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Discussion in 'Your Questions' started by arun, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. arun

    arun Member

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    According to papers yesterday, QF has introduced a $55.00 fee for paper tickets.
    I am a huge fan of e-tickets and am sure many in this forum would love etickets as we are tech savvy. I am sympathetic towards the pensioners etc. I support any one trying to recover cost of extra services provided (in this case a paper ticket), I would not believe that issuing paper ticket will add $55 to the cost. It looks more like a way to increasing the profits, not to just recover the costs.
    Will the Travel agents charge the same fee and pass it on to QF, if they print and issue tickets on behalf of QF?
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  2. Travel Agents have indicated that they will pass the cost on (as they should!) No one should need a paper ticket for domestic travel. Shouldn't really matter for anyone to take their e-ticket (for the technically illiterate) to the airport as photographic ID is sufficient.
     


  3. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    Don't know what the fuss is all about ... it is only for domestic travel. What's the difference between carrying an ticket and a folded piece of A4 of paper (which is what all the non-frequent fliers I know do, despite my assurances that it is not needed)? I guess the only problem is what happens if you do not have photo ID or FF card? I know my grandmother doesn't have a FF card, drivers licence or passport, so what other forms of ID are acceptable?
     
  4. davem

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    Hmm,

    How do you know she is realy your grandmother then ?
     
  5. alien

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    Proof of age card lol :p :p :p
     


  6. michaelblain

    michaelblain Junior Member

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    From the QF website


    Forms of Identification



    If you have an e-ticket and are travelling domestically within Australia (flights QF400 and above), you are required to produce photographic identification at check in. If you do not have any form of photographic identification contact your nearest Qantas office.

    Photographic Identification
    All forms of photographic identification must be valid at the time of travel.


    National passport
    Motor vehicle driver's licence issued under a law of the Commonwealth of Australia, or of an Australian State or Territory
    A document that identifies you issued by:
    - the Commonwealth of Australia, or
    - an Australian State or Territory, or
    - by an authority of the Commonwealth of Australia, or an Australian State or Territory
    Aviation security identification card issued by the operator of the aircraft or the operator of an airport in Australia
     
  7. arun

    arun Member

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    I change my opinion ;-)
    From what I read, there will not be additional fee even if the e-ticket is issued by travel agents in the form of an A4 printed paper. I also then assume that if someone make a phone booking they will send the eticket by post in case they do not have email access.
    So it is matter of the cost of the paper of the "paper tickets" is it? And that is $55.00???
    Any way it does not look a great deal of inconvenience.

    Let Qantas continue to introduce policies like this and amuse us.
     
  8. toetoes

    toetoes Junior Member

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    Paper V's non

    I can not see what the big deal is? Virgin Blue has had a non paper system since day one. Did any one post about this system of VB's? or has 1,000 of pax been flying only QF so that they can have that little piece of paper in there hands? :D

    I think not! I all boils down to the $, FF points, frequency and QF club/ VB blue room and more over who you wish to spend your money with. For me I have tried VB, never again. It was nothing to do with a paper V's non paper system, simply a matter of who I thought gave me the best return for my $ :lol:
     
  9. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    arun, the $55 charge for paper tickets will only apply to "paper tickets" - the tickets with the map of the world on the front, with the ubiquitous red-carbon-backed coupons included in it.

    Printing out an e-ticket receipt does not make it a "paper ticket", despite the fact that you will have a piece of paper with the travel details on it.

    Dave
     
  10. icemann

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    But getting back to the post, a lot of senior citizen's groups have slammed this idea, because they feel that it is being discriminatory against them (e.g. if they have no driver's licence etc.). I can see where they're coming from, because my grandparents never had a car and never left the UK (exception of serving in the wars). Hence, they never had need for things like 'driver's licences' or a passport.

    Saying that though, I had a mate, who yesterday, packed his brother off ADL-CFS (coff's harbour, NSW) and they nearly didn't make the plane. Why ? He's got no ID because he's only 15.

    A quick fax from NSW with his passport, to the DJ desk got them through though.
     
  11. arun

    arun Member

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    A slight detour-
    Is the photo id required only for E-ticket?
    I thought it is a security measure to ensure the person and the name matches.
    I often wondered, if it is security measure, what will prevent another person to takeo earn the boarding pass after the check-in. Not a bad idea, if it is a one-way ticket, to earn ff points by sending your relative flying in your name, er?
     
  12. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    You actually don't need photo ID to travel on Qantas domestically within Australia. Usually, a FF card will get you a boarding pass. Also, if you were just travelling MEL-SYD you only need a credit card (that you paid for the fare with) to use Quick Check - no ID, no FF card, that is it!
     
  13. arun

    arun Member

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    Good point.
    In a recent trip to Mebourne (from Sydney) by DJ (I know Dajop specifically mentioned QF), We were asked to show photo IDs me and my wife and "some" ID like medicare card for my son. Later in the Melbourne DJ check in area I saw Quick Check-in for people without check-in luggage. I assume that the person who has paid for the ticket will be able to use his credit card to "quick check-in" the others on the same booking without any identification for the others.
    Looks a bit wierd.
     
  14. shillard

    shillard Guest

    Security droids will sometimes, at some ports, require you to present photo ID along with your boarding pass before allowing you airside (this happens from time to time @ NTL, for example).

    I have not been asked for photo ID on a domestic trip (to obtain a boarding pass) for years - I just show my FF card and that's enough for the check-in staff.

    "Pensioners" and other whingers should get with the times and obtain some form of photo ID - proof of age card, firearms licence, passport, you name it. I'll wager those howling hardest about the world "being hard to keep up with" could still work out how to tune a plasma telly into Ray Martin quick-smart.
     
  15. bravoecho

    bravoecho Newbie

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    I agree Shillard. Coming out of NTL last monday to BNE, I was asked to show ID once I went through the metal detector.

    Caused a lot of confusion with 5 or 6 oldies that were travelling on the same flight.
     
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