prepaid ticket advice

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prepaid ticket advice (PTA)

A ticket that has been paid for in local currency in the country of destination and sent as a valid ticket to a passenger in the country from which he or she will embark on the flight. The information about the ticket and instructions to local agents to issue the ticket is called a PTA.
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Prepaid Ticket Advice (PTA) An accountable ARC document that is used to purchase air travel at a travel agency in one city and the airline issues the ticket for the passenger in a different city.
prepaid ticket advice (PTA) An ARC traffic document that is used to permit issuance of an airline ticket at a location other than the location of payment.
Among the standard traffic documents included in the sales report are four-flight manual tickets, automated ticket/boarding passes (ATBs), miscellaneous charges orders (MCOs), prepaid ticket advices (PTAs), tour orders, and refund/exchange notices (RENs).
The prepaid ticket advice procedure allows travelers to purchase an airline ticket through their local travel agency and to have the ticket issued by the airline to another person in a different location.
The ARC ticket document called the prepaid ticket advice (PTA), which is completed by the travel agency.
The decision applies to all tickets, Miscellaneous Change Orders (MCOs), Prepaid Ticket Advices (PTAs) and bookings made online via the Internet for travel on ATA or Chicago Express Airlines, Inc.
The commission changes apply to tickets, commissionable Miscellaneous Charge Orders (MCO's), and Prepaid Ticket Advices (PTA's) sold by travel agents in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.