Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

Paper ticket

Got my tickets to Copenhagen– not just the reservation, but honest-to-goodness paper tickets, like we used to get back in the old days. I guess international travel still requires something more than your boarding pass and credit card.

And I got charged $20 for them.

So airline tickets are going the way of cancelled checks– morphing from something that you used to just get, to a special thing that you have to pay a premium for. Hmmmm.


  1. Last time I traveled internationally, in 2002, I got an e-ticket to London no problem. I wonder if regs have changed?

  2. Come to think of it, I don’t think I had a paper ticket when I went to Korea. I guess there are regional or national (or maybe airport-by-airport) variations.

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