Essay on Air Travel: How to
Read an Air Ticket; Air Travel Composition
Most air tickets are quite similar.
Most tickets are written in English as English is the
language of air travel. All airline personnel must know what all the
different parts of a ticket mean. Also they must be able to tell
whether the ticket is correct, whether the flight, date and time are
You should know the following parts on
1 ) Name:
This must be the bearer's name. A traveler cannot give or sell
his/her ticket to anyone else. The family name appears in full
before the initial of the first name.
2) Good for
Passage: Each page in an air ticket is
different. Make sure that each page is correct. The heavy black
lined box on each page tells where the passenger is going from and
to, for example from Brisbane to Bangkok.
3) Fare: This is
what was paid for the ticket. For example,
37,025 baht was paid to fly from Bangkok to Christchurch to Brisbane
to Bangkok. THB refers to Thai baht.
There may be an airport tax. For example,
650 baht was paid for Brisbane Airport tax (about 26 Australian
Allowance Usually passengers can take between 20 and 30 kilos
without extra cost. Twenty kilos of baggage is allowed on this
6) Place of
issue: The place where the ticket was
issued, and the issuing company are noted here.
7) Date of
issue: The date when the ticket was paid
for is noted here.