No More E-Tickets

from the too-simple-to-get-by-security dept

So much for e-tickets. With the new security rules going into place e-tickets just aren’t going to cut it for security any more. You’re going to have to show additional information proving the ticket is yours, such as a receipt. And, of course, you will now need to check in at the front counter, rather than directly at the gate. I’m wondering what this means for people like me, who already have e-tickets to travel somewhere in the next few months.

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Scott (user link) says:

You still have the ability to get tickets over the

This is from the Southwest Air web site:

Airline To Begin Flying at 11 a.m. Central Time
DALLAS-Sept. 13, 2001-Southwest Airlines announced today that it will resume scheduled service at 11 a.m. Central Time on Friday, Sept. 14.

Southwest has been working around the clock with U.S. Government and airport authorities to implement heightened security directives.

“We want to thank our Employees for their tireless efforts to prepare Southwest to fly again. This has not been an easy task, and we’re grateful for the patience of our loyal Customers,” said Southwest’s CEO Jim Parker. “Safety is our first concern, and we wish to commend the Federal Aviation Administration for its leadership in establishing new security measures for the protection of the traveling public.”

When flights resume at 11 a.m. Central Time Friday, Southwest will operate a modified flight schedule. The first priority of the airline will be to get all stranded and diverted Customers home. Customers with confirmed reservations should call (800) 435-9792 or consult Southwest’s web site at to check on flight status in light of the modified flight schedule.

At the airports, all Southwest Airlines Customers will need one of the following to enter the appropriate terminal: a printed Southwest Airlines Ticketless confirmation letter, a printout of their confirmation if booked through Southwest’s web site,, or their paper ticket. If confirmed Southwest Airlines’ passengers are not in possession of one of these documents, they may request a faxed copy of their confirmation by calling Southwest Airlines Reservations at 800-IFLYSWA (800-435-9792), print out their Ticketless confirmation page on, or request a printed confirmation at the Southwest ticket counter.

The FAA has suspended curbside check-in at all airports. Customers will need to go inside the airport to check their bags at the ticket counter. Customers are further advised to arrive at the airport early to allow extra time to meet heightened security requirements.

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