Various major airlines give travelers the ability to simplify the airfare purchasing process by way of an e-ticket whether buying basic economy tickets with a checked bag, or first class seats with just a carry on.. This type of ticket can be purchased directly through the airline's website ( for example) or through a third party traveling site such as Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity. The advantage of purchasing e-tickets is that you can research various websites from the comfort of your home to get the best possible deal. Once you have purchased your e-ticket, confirming your flight is a simple task.

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How do I Use Eticket Number to Check Flight Details

Log in to the email you provided when getting the e-ticket. Once you purchase an e-ticket through an airline such as United Airlines, Inc, travel agency or through a traveling website the e-ticket is sent to you via email. With an e-ticket you don't have to confirm your flight with the airline because the company that you got the e-ticket from does that for you automatically; however, you must confirm that the information such as scheduled departure date, passenger name, and all destinations roundtrip on the e-ticket is accurate.

Review your trip details. For instance, confirm that the passenger name displayed on the ticket matches your name and confirm that the itinerary is correct. Pay extra attention when it comes to multi-city flights such as a flight from Denver to Los Angeles before departing for New York

Print the email (e-ticket) so you have your boarding pass reference code, the e-ticket number or confirmation number, your trip ID and the payment information. You will need to use the reference code to check in online or at the airport. This will also serve as proof of travel at the airport.

If unable to locate a ticket or details required to search for the reservation, reach out to the ticket office or airline contact center for further assistance.

How to Check in for Online Flight Tickets

Log in to the website that you bought the e-ticket from to check in online. The login information is the username and password you created when purchasing the e-ticket. Some airlines enable you to check in online so you can print your boarding pass, plus you may even be able to select your seat ahead of time. Once you are finished confirming your e-ticket you must simply show up at the airport on time. If you didn't print your boarding pass from the Internet, you can use a self-serve kiosk at the airport, or you can use the airline check-in counter.

Check-in online between 90 minutes and 24 hours prior to your departure time, if you choose that option. You will be asked to provide some details. For example, Delta requires your full name and reservation number. Once your check-in is accepted, print the boarding passes and head to the airport at the appropriate time. Allow ample time to pass through security clearances.

Visit the website of the airline you're flying to see if you can check in online or what options apply to your reservation, such as checking in at a kiosk. Even if you bought your ticket from a travel booking website or a travel agent, your reservation information should be available.

Check-in at the airline’s self-service kiosk at the airport, if you can't check-in online or prefer not to. Scan the debit or credit card with which you purchased your ticket. Your reservation should automatically load and the machine will print your boarding passes.

Stand in line at your selected airline’s ticket counter if you opt for this method. Present your photo ID. This is usually all you need for the customer service representative to find your reservation, but it is always a good idea to keep at least your flight reservation number with you while traveling. Having a printed copy of your purchased itinerary is preferable.


Don't forget to bring a government issued ID (drivers license, passport) to the airport. bring the credit card you used to purchase the e-ticket. Some airlines will ask for the credit card you used to confirm the payment information displayed on your e-ticket. A card may also be necessary in case of change fees, refunds, or upgrade cost.

Some flights are ineligible for online or self-service check-in, regardless of how tickets were purchased. For example, if you have a pet traveling with you, an international travel itinerary, or a traditional paper ticket, you usually must stand in line to check-in for your flight.