How do I Print E-Tickets for Air Flights?

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How do I Print E-Tickets for Air Flights?
Print your e-ticket from home in minutes. (aeroplane image by Clarence Alford from

Airlines such as Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Continental and others permit passengers to print e-tickets for flights. The process is easy, but you must provide required contact and flight information to complete the process. An e-ticket functions like a standard boarding pass and is subject to restrictions regarding use and accidental loss. Print your e-ticket from your home or office computer in advance of your flight to avoid long lines at the check-in counter at the airport.

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Things you need

  • Flight reservation number
  • Internet connection

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    Go to the airline's website. Click on the "Traveling & Check-In" tab, if printing a boarding pass for a Delta Airlines flight. American Airlines passengers must click on the "Flight Check-In" tab. For a Continental Flight, click "Print Boarding Pass," which is accessible from the home page.

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    Enter the first and last name of the passenger, as well as the reservation number given by the airline for the e-ticket you wish to print. Make a seat selection or change, if necessary.

  3. 3

    Print the boarding pass. Follow the on-screen prompts provided by the airline's website. Click on the printer icon or click "File-->Print" from the Internet toolbar located at the top of your Internet page.

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    Click "Print."

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    Take your e-ticket to the airport and go directly to your gate to check in.

Tips and warnings

  • Some airlines require passengers to purchase new tickets if an e-ticket is lost, so keep your e-ticket in a safe place.
  • This task requires an Internet connection.
  • Altering your e-ticket in any way may cause the tickets to become null and void.

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