September 18, 2007


Extinction Is at Hand for Paper Airline Tickets (IAN AUSTEN, September 18, 2007, NY Times)

The paper airline ticket will be all but extinct by the end of May, the head of an international airline association said on Monday.

“Put your paper ticket in a museum because in 250-something days it will be out of service,” Giovanni Bisignani, director general and chief executive of the International Air Transport Association, told a news conference in Montreal.

Replacing paper tickets, and the elaborate global system that processed them, with electronic ticketing will save airlines $3 billion annually on the roughly 400 million tickets sold outside of the United States alone.

...but for the obviousness of the Intelligent Design involved in the "extinction."

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2007 9:17 AM
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