E-Ticket - do I need an E-Ticket receipt?

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  1. aussiecruisers

    aussiecruisers Junior Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    We are travelling to the USA in September. I recently purchased our tickets through flight centre. When I picked up the tickets they presented me with paper tickets for the segments from BNE to HNL return. The segments from HNL to LA to MIA to SAN to HNL are e-ticketed. I have no evidence of e-tickets. I do have an itinerary. The flight centre TA advised that we just needed to show our passport at checkin for the e-ticket segments.

    I have just emailed him to give me an E-ticket receipt.

    Should I be worried?

  2. Don't worry. I haven't used a paper ticket (to anywhere) for a long time. I always carry a copy of my itinerary, but no-one has ever asked to see it.
  3. serfty


    Nov 16, 2004
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    If your HNL/MIA/HNL segments are on AA, ask for the sabre booking reference from your TA and look them up on AA.com using My Reservations (use the "Continue Without Logging on" option).

    From there you can review them, select seats and even get a printout (to carry with you).
  4. NM


    Aug 27, 2004
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    You should always carry an e-ticket receipt with you. However, most times it will not be required to be shown to anybody. The main reason for carrying the e-ticket receipt is because it has the record of the actual ticket number. The GDS record locator is not sufficient as proof that a ticket has been issued and is valid.

    The e-ticket receipt may be required if you need to make any changes to your itinerary.

    I have never been required to show an e-ticket receipt to any immigration officials in any country I have visited. However, they can demand that you show proof of onward/return travel and the e-ticket receipt is a simple way to do that. The only time I have needed to show an e-ticket receipt is when checking in for flights with an airline other than the one that issued the e-ticket.

    So my recommendation is to contact the company through which you purchased the ticket and ask them to send you an e-ticket receipt. I will not travel overseas without carrying the e-ticket receipt with me. But I never both for a QF domestic flight.
  5. Mr_Gimlet

    Mr_Gimlet Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I have. I was asked to show it to NZ Immigration when travelling on my UK Passport and they were a bit funny about it all - ended up getting the laptop out.
  6. straitman


    Apr 27, 2003
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    That's the Kiwi's for you :!:
  7. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    Brisbane / Sydney
    The most important bit you need from an eticket is the ticket number.
  8. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    NZ, UK and US immigration for me. (once each) Must just look like a dodgy character sometimes :D
  9. d15.in.oz

    d15.in.oz Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    #9 d15.in.oz, Mar 31, 2007
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2007
    I don’t think all carriers print the ticket number on the e-ticket receipt...

    I have looked all over 5 impending Jetstar (JQ & JQi) booking pdfs that are in front of me, and can’t see a ticket number. However, I can see ticket numbers on my QF itineraries (on the second pages). In the row half way down the page, next to “Your Receipt” & “Payment Details”, is a column labelled “E-ticket Details”.

    And on an American Airlines issued e-ticket receipt or passenger itinerary, it is also fairly easy to spot the ticket number on the top in the middle. (Right under the confusing title "Not valid for travel".)

    I normally just place my itinerary print-out inside my passport when I hand it over, if anyone wants to see it, then its there.
  10. tuapekastar

    tuapekastar Established Member

    Mar 16, 2005
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    I always carry e-ticket receipt, and just hand it over when checking in along with passport. Don't think anyone has ever paid much attention to it, but I'll still carry one, because the first time I don't, the checkin agent will most certainly say "sorry, but we don't appear to have a reservation here for you Mr tuapekastar" :shock:
  11. serfty


    Nov 16, 2004
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    This printout is obtained as described by clicking on the "[​IMG]PRINT ITINERARY & RECEIPT" button'.

    The resultant page can be printed and among other information, contains the ticket number in the receipt details table.

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