Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bangkok Airways launches E-Tickets in Cambodia

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Thursday, 27 April 2006 reports: Bangkok Airways launches E-Tickets in Cambodia:

"Bangkok Airways (PG) recently launched electronic tickets for flight routes between Bangkok-Phnom Penh and Bangkok-Siem Reap, while Siem Reap Airways (FT) also has E-Tickets in place for the Phnom Penh-Siem Reap route.

The implementation follows the success of the E-ticket launch on Bangkok Airways’ domestic routes in Thailand since June 2003.

Travel agents in Cambodia will soon be able to issue E-Tickets on their respective reservation systems namely, Amadeus, Abacus, and Galileo. Customers worldwide can also book their flights through the Internet without worries of losing their tickets."

The obvious downside to this is what happens when the computers at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap go down. Airlines occasionally test their backup, manual procedures for handling computer failure, but, if it's like most other things in Cambodia, the backup procedures will take place in an atmosphere of chaos.

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