Paper tix nixed

This item appears on page 90 of the May 2008 issue.

As of June 1, 2008, the 240 airlines that are members of IATA (International Air Transport Association) will stop issuing paper tickets and switch to electronic tickets only.

Tickets and boarding passes will be issued either at kiosks or check-in counters at airports or can be printed out by anyone anywhere with Internet access. Some airlines now even allow mobile phone check-in and reticketing.