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United Airlines eliminates paper tickets

As United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) continues to leverage technology to better serve its customers, the company has announced that it will move to full electronic ticketing by the end of next year. 

United will stop issuing paper tickets within the United States by July 2003; the carrier plans to issue only electronic tickets for all eligible itineraries, at all locations - domestic and international - by January 2004.

Starting August 1, 2002, United will charge US$20 for all customer-requested paper tickets issued by United channels in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico (reservations, ticket offices, airports, Mileage Plus and united.com) for E-Ticket eligible itineraries.

The fee will apply per printing transaction, either at the time of original ticket issuance by United or upon request to convert existing electronic tickets to paper.

In conjunction with this initiative, United will continue implementation of interline E-Ticket functionality with those airlines meeting United's standards for E-Ticket transactions.  United remains fully committed to its participation in Star Alliance and will work with Star carriers to implement E-Ticket capability as soon as possible.

United currently has interline E-Ticket agreements with Air Canada, American, Continental, and Northwest Airlines, with more carriers to be announced in the near future.

"We want our customers to have a simple, hassle-free experience at the airport.   Electronic tickets, first developed by United in 1994, deliver that experience," said Pete McDonald, senior vice president, Airport Operations.  "As we continue to deploy technology designed to improve the customer experience at the airport, moving to a fully electronic environment allows our customers to take advantage of our state-of-the-art self check-in units."

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Zuji.com.sg  Zuji, meaning footprint in Chinese, is the name of a new online travel portal that has opened in Asia Pacific - in Singapore and Australia.

priceline.com.sg  is an online travel service launched on 30 May 2002. Travellers who use it can slice an average of 20 per cent, and up to 30 per cent, off regular air ticket and hotel prices. But customers cannot pick a specific airline or hotel as this will be selected by Priceline from its pool of partners - 25 airlines and more than 8,000 hotels around the world. 

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