Considering recent security and safety measures intensification, it is necessary to have a photo ID to take a national flight.
Depending on destination, you need to provide either a valid national ID card or a current passport. Same documents are required for international trips. Official authority loss statement of these documents is not sufficient enough to prove your identity.
Keep in mind that the admission of foreign nationals to many countries is subject to visa possession.
Before your departure, you are therefore advised to check with the country of you destination’s diplomatic or consular services on required documents and formalities.
According to current international regulations, an airline company has right to refuse boarding to a passenger who has no appropriate trip documents - passport or ID card, visa, vaccination book - required by the country of destination. If the airline company does not do so it would be legally liable in case of a deportation by local authorities... Indeed, besides it would pay a fine, it would have to bear the compulsory deportation costs of the non admitted passenger - to whom, anyhow, it could ask a refund -
A Plane ticket is your transport document. It can be bought directly from an airline company or through a travel agency, either at a sales counter, by phone or online. Beside the old paper style tickets, filled manually or automatically, passengers nowadays can be issued, by certain airline companies, an electronic ticket and under request a passenger’s itinerary receipt.
Charter flights tickets are generally issued as a countermark and received by post, handed out few days before departure or could be picked up at the airport.
The following information is found on the ticket stub or on the itinerary receipt :
- Passenger’s last and first name.
- Route (s) to be covered. On direct flights containing one stopover, the name of the city is preceded by an X.
- Carrier’s code and flight number. Be careful, the carrier name appearing on your ticket is not necessarily the same as the one which you will fly with. A company can charter another carrier or the fly in partnership with another company as part of a codes sharing agreement.
- The class or at least the paid price code.
- Departure date and time of flight (s) to be taken.
- Booking state (the mention OK means " confirmed seat ")
- Price, taxes and method of payment.
- Trip deadlines.
- First authorized return date.
- Luggage allowance.
- Issue date and place.
With your ticket or identification document, whose references were communicated at the time of electronic booking, you will be able to obtain, at check-in time, a boarding pass containing your seat number.
A plane ticket constitutes a contract between the carrier and the passenger, even if it was acquired through a travel agency. You have to acquaint yourself with this transport contract conditions, especially the part concerning passengers and luggage transport liability limits in application of Montreal Agreement. Such conditions appear either on the back of the flight ticket or its envelope for classic tickets and itinerary receipt for electronic notes.
You will also find precise details related to price, tickets validity duration, schedules, formalities to be carried out – check-in, exit documents, etc - the remaining information is about return tickets general transport terms, document which can be consulted by requesting the carrier.