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Method of selecting and storing airline ticket data

A method is provided for receiving a data stream of an airline ticketing reservations computer, striping-away data bits included for the ordering and identifying and reading and writing of the data stream on magnetic media and selecting and converting the remaining data into multi-dimensional symbology or bar code for printing onto airline ticket and/or boarding documents.

Hands-free holder which will hold an airline ticket, an identification, credit cards and cash while worn around a user's neck

The present invention is a holder for retaining documents which are necessary to board a means of public transportation, and which holder enables the documents to be retained in a manner wherein the documents can be easily verified by an examining agent and removed from the holder by the examining agent, while at the same time enabling the holder to be worn around a user's neck so that the user's hands are free to carry objects. The holder consists of a retaining body having a closed bottom and closed sidewalls and an open top so that an airline ticket can be retained in the open top so that it is readily accessible to be removed by the ticket agent at the time the passenger boards the airplane. The holder also has at least one plastic retaining means on one side so that the plastic retaining means is sealed against the holder on all of its edges except for one edge such as the top which is open so that a photo identification means such as a driver's license can be retained in the clear plastic sleeve so that the airline ticket agent can see the photo identification means to verify the passenger's identity before permitting the passenger to board the airplane. The holder also retains a strap so that the holder can be worn around the user's neck so that the user's hands are free to carry luggage or hold a child's hand or carry a baby.

Automatic airline ticket issuer and entry card creating system

An airline ticket issuing apparatus connected via a communications line to a seat reservation system is installed in a travel agency and so on. This airline ticket issuing apparatus records, on an airline ticket, boarding information and entry card information that are inputted by a person in charge. The airline ticket is divided into a coupon to be collected by the person in charge of an airline at a boarding gate in an airport, and a passenger ticket to be returned to a passenger thereat. A magnetic stripe is formed extending over the coupon and the passenger ticket orthogonally to a perforated line on the underside of the air ticket. The airline ticket issuing apparatus records dummy data on an area, peripheral to the perforated line, of the magnetic stripe, records the boarding information on an area, on the side of the coupon, of the magnetic stripe, and records entry card information on an area, on the side of the passenger ticket, of the magnetic stripe. An automatic entry card creating apparatus is installed in an airplane. The automatic entry card creating apparatus reads the entry card information from the passenger ticket brought into the airplane by a passenger, and prints necessary items of information on the entry card based on the entry card information.

Airline ticket printer with offset drive means

An airline ticket printer includes a magnetic reading and writing station that has a read/write head for recording information on, or reproducing information from, a magnetic stripe carried on the ticket. The ticket is driven past the read/write head by a drive mechanism that contacts the ticket at a substantial distance from the read/write head so that the magnetic stripe is free to flex independently of the portion of the ticket that is in contact with the drive mechanism. More satisfactory contact between the read/write head and the magnetic stripe is thereby achieved. The ticket printer also has a second reading/writing station in series with the first station along a ticket feed path, so that errors in reading or writing by the first station may be detected and/or corrected at the second station. A ticket feed path is constructed using feed modules that are mounted on pins extending from a vertical mounting plate. Tickets are pre-staged from a ticket storage bin to a staging point to reduce print-cycle time. The storage bin is a cassette that can be removed from the printer. New tickets are printed using information that had been magnetically recorded on old tickets that are inserted in the printer.

Method of selecting and storing airline ticket data


PAT. NO. Title
1 7,017,806 Method of selecting and storing airline ticket data
2 6,681,972 Hands-free holder which will hold an airline ticket, an identification, credit cards and cash while worn around a user's neck
3 5,943,651 Automatic airline ticket issuer and entry card creating system
4 5,692,845 Airline ticket printer with offset drive means
5 5,684,285 Airline ticket printer with ticket pre-staging and recirculation
6 5,599,117 Airline ticket printer with ticket prestaging
7 5,309,176 Airline ticket printer with stepper motor for selectively engaging print head and platen
8 4,492,390 Combined airline ticket holder and advertising booklet

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