I'm old school. I'll admit it. I love letters in the mail, postcards and paper airplane tickets. There was just something impressive and important about air travel when you had to hand over that precious carbon copy document in order to be allowed on board. When you paid the travel agent the required sum of money, it felt that you were exchanging it for something a bit special, something important, something that you must definitely not lose. There was no reprinting, or flashing your mobile phone, if you wanted to depart this country for another, that ticket was the only thing that was going to get you there.
As a tourism student, I spent many hours learning how to manually complete carbon copy tickets for planes and for buses and whilst I love how accessible travel is and all of the improvements modern technology brings, a paper ticket just seems to make it feel all that much more real to me.