Nowadays, the majority of airlines issue electronic airline tickets rather than traditional paper airline tickets. This has been the trend for quite some time and there are good reasons why more and more airlines are converting to e-tickets. Other than lower airfares, airlines and passengers will be delighted with electronic airline tickets because they can never be stolen or lost, unlike paper airline tickets.
Still, there are some airlines that only issue paper airline tickets and since you will rarely find a travel insurance policy to cover lost or stolen airline tickets, it is strongly advised to take every possible measure to ensure you have your airline ticket when you need it. The loss of an airline ticket can cause a lot of stress.
Usually, most airlines will not offer any form of instant replacement or compensation. Not many people know it, but paper airline tickets have monetary value and can be used by other parties, with good forged ID. In the event that you lose your airline ticket, here’s what to do:
There is no guarantee that you will get a replacement or refund for your lost ticket. It will be good if there’s travel insurance to cover lost airplane tickets, but it’s unlikely. The best thing to do is to be extra careful with your paper airline tickets.
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Damian Tysdal is the founder of CoverTrip, and he believes travel insurance should be easier to understand. He started the first travel insurance blog in 2006.