Every day in the world, hundreds of thousands of purchases are made through Internet services. The whole West has long since preferred to once again not to leave the house, if, for example, you need to buy food or household chemicals. They simply order everything they need at home and pay for the goods with an electronic card.
In general, our answer is simple: yes, buying a ticket via the Internet is quite a safe procedure. If you purchase an electronic ticket on the airline’s website or the website of the ticket agencies, then on your e-mail, specified at purchase, the corresponding acknowledgment must come. Therefore, filling out the purchase form, be careful, and be sure to double-check all the data you entered. If you are sure that when buying a ticket, you entered the correct e-mail address, but did not receive confirmation from the airline/airline ticket office, then please contact the United Airlines Reservations.
This problem, in particular, is due to the fact that some postal services may mistakenly accept confirmation of the purchase of a ticket for spam and automatically delete it (or send it to the Spam folder). Nothing wrong with that. The only thing that is required of you is to make sure that the transaction was successful and the airline reserved a seat for you on the plane.
The right solution to urgent and advance bookings
Imagine the following situation: you have to fly, and you need to urgently book tickets. Naturally, many immediately rush to travel agencies. But a price too high will make you think about other options, such as buying a ticket on the website of the carrier company or its representatives.
Let us once and for all dispel all the myths about the insecurity of online acquisitions.
To avoid becoming a victim of phishing (online fraud), choose only official web resources. Your personal data is necessarily encrypted on them; namely, HTTPS is used instead of the usual HTTP communication protocol. Such sites are absolutely safe. Let me explain for people far from the computer environment that HTTPS works on the basis of multi-level protection systems. Such funds are worth a lot of money, so, as a rule, they have reputable payment corporations.
- You should not enter a credit card number if you see plain HTTP in the page header or a browser reports an outdated certificate. Most likely, this is just a hoax.
- In addition, beware of private offers from private individuals, which are often used by scammers. Especially often “tickets at competitive prices” are found in popular social networks.
- And, of course, it would not be superfluous to improve the protection of your personal computer – download the latest updates and patches of the browser, operating system, and anti-virus program.
Be careful when entering data! Immediately after payment to the specified email address, you must receive a confirmation of purchase. This is necessary so that you know for sure that the transaction has passed and the airline has booked a seat on the plane. If you are sure that everything is correct, but you haven’t received a response from the carrier, dial the United Airlines phone number. Often, mail service mistakenly takes the letter for spam and automatically delete it. Nothing wrong with that.
When checking in for a flight at the airport, the passenger will only need a passport, the number of which was indicated during the ticket purchase process, and it is not necessary to print out the confirmation received by e-mail.