This has caused a drastic increase in overall fees for travel. When travelling on American Airlines, and probably other companies, this is causing a 100-300 dollar markup.
For those at overseas locations, this can literally double the cost. For instance, on a recent trip through USAFE, I incurred a 400 Euro fee for my... more »
Why do we all need paper tickets at the airport? All they do at the gate is scan a barcode and let you keep the darn things anyway! What a waste! Why not save everyone some money and just show our smartphones or iPads w/ a copy of our e-Ticket at the TSA checkpoint and at the gate. It's not like paper tickets have some huge security benefit...