Chapter 3 Tickets
3.1 Ticket is Preliminary Evidence of the Contract of Carriage
The ticket is the preliminary evidence of the contract of carriage between the issuing carrier and the passenger. The carrier will provide carriage only to the passenger holding such a ticket, or any other carrier document issued by the carrier or its authorized agent and will assume liability pursuant to these carriage provisions. The ticket remains at all times the property of the issuing Carrier indeed. The Conditions of Contract contained on the ticket are a summary of some of the provisions of these Conditions of Carriage.
3.2 Provisions for Using Tickets
3.2.1 A person who uses a paper ticket shall not be entitled to be carried on a flight unless that person presents a ticket that is valid and duly issued in accordance with Hainan Airlines’ Regulations and contains the flight coupon for that flight and all other unused flight coupons and the passenger coupon. A passenger shall furthermore not be entitled to be carried if the ticket presented is damaged and incomplete or if it has been altered otherwise than by Hainan Airlines or its Authorized Agent.
3.2.2 A person who uses an electronic ticket shall not be entitled to be carried on a flight unless that person provides valid identification and valid status of the electronic ticket checked by Hainan Airlines or its ground service agent. The electronic ticket itinerary only records the passenger’s travel information, and cannot be regarded as the necessary evidence for the passenger to check in and have security inspection.
3.3 Loss of Tickets
The following regulations are used for the loss of tickets and baggage checks issued by Hainan Airlines and its authorized sales agent.
In case of loss or mutilation of a ticket (or part of it) or non-presentation of a Ticket containing the Passenger Coupon and all unused Flight Coupons, the passenger shall take full responsibility.
3.3.2 Reporting the Loss of Tickets
188.8.131.52 In case of loss or mutilation of a ticket (or part of it) or non-presentation of a Ticket containing the Passenger Coupon and all unused Flight Coupons, the passenger should file a written loss report at a ticket office of Hainan Airlines or its sales agent.
184.108.40.206 When reporting the loss of a ticket, the passenger should show his or her valid identification and provide the date, place and itinerary of the ticket that was originally purchased. If the person who reports the loss of ticket is not the actual passenger, the valid identification card of this person and a notarized letter which the passenger has signed should be presented.
220.127.116.11 Before the passenger reports the loss of a ticket, in case of any fraud or use of the whole (or part) of the ticket by a third party, Hainan Airlines will not be liable and may refuse a refund for the lost ticket or a replacement for the ticket.
3.3.3 Repurchasing Tickets
Passengers can repurchase the ticket according to the original schedule and date and apply for a refund of the lost ticket.
3.3.4 Refund for Lost Tickets
If passenger wants to refund the lost ticket directly, he or she must report the lost ticket according to 3.3.2. The lost ticket will be refunded provided no fraud or use by a third party has been confirmed by Hainan Airlines.
3.4 Ticket not Transferable
3.4.1 Tickets are not transferable.
3.4.2 If someone other than the person entitled to be carried on a ticket travels pursuant to that ticket or is given a refund in connection therewith, Hainan Airlines shall not be liable to the person with the original right to use of the ticket.
3.4.3 If a ticket were to be used or refunded by any person other than the person entitled to be carried, Hainan Airlines would not be liable to the person entitled to be carried or refunded.
3.5 Period of Validity of the Ticket
3.5.1 A ticket is valid for carriage for one year from the date of commencement of travel or if no portion of the ticket is used, from the date of issue thereof, except as otherwise provided in the ticket, these Conditions or Hainan Airlines' Regulations.
3.5.2 The validity period of a special fare ticket is calculated according to Hainan Airlines' Regulations.
3.5.3 The validity of a ticket is calculated from the date of commencement of travel or 00:00 of the next day upon which a ticket is issued to 00:00 of the next day of the expiration date.
3.6 Extension of Validity of the Ticket
3.6.1 If for the following reasons, the passenger is prevented from travelling within the period of validity of the ticket, the validity of the passenger's ticket will be extended until Hainan Airlines' first flight on which space is available in the class of service for which the fare has been paid:
1. Cancellation of the flight on which the passenger holds a reservation;
2. Omission of a scheduled stop, being the passenger's place of departure, place of destination or a stopoverl;
3. Failure to operate a flight reasonably according to schedule;
4. Causing the passenger to miss a connection
5. Inability to provide a previously confirmed space.
6. The carrier changes the seating class.
3.6.2 When a passenger, after having commenced his/her journey, is prevented from travelling within the period of validity of his/her ticket by reason of illness, Hainan Airlines will extend the period of validity of that passenger’s ticket until the date when he/she becomes fit enough to travel according to a medical certificate, or until Hainan Airlines’ first flight after such date from the point where the journey is resumed on which space is available in the class of service for which the fare has been paid, except where Hainan Airlines regulations provide otherwise. When the flight coupons remaining in the ticket include one or more stopovers, the validity of the ticket, subject to Hainan Airlines’ Regulations, will be extended for not more than three months from the date when the passenger becomes fit to travel according to the medical certificate. In such circumstances, Hainan Airlines will extend similarly the period of validity of tickets of other members of his or her immediate family (a maximum of two) accompanying an incapacitated passenger.
3.6.3 In the event of the death of a passenger en route, the Tickets of persons accompanying the passenger may be modified by waiving the minimum stay or extending the period of validity. In the event of a death in the immediate family of a passenger who has commenced travel, the validity of the passenger’s ticket and those of his or her immediate family who are accompanying the passenger, may likewise be modified. Any such modification shall be made upon receipt of a valid death certificate and any such extension of validity shall not be for a period of longer than forty-five (45) days from the date of the death shown on the death certificate. Accompanying passengers are limited to two. The family members described above include: spouses, parents, offspring, brothers and sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, sons or daughters in law, parents-in-law, and other blood relatives to three generations, such as aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces and first cousins.
3.7 Coupon Use Sequence
3.7.1 Hainan Airlines will honor flight coupons, or in the case of an electronic ticket, an electronic coupon, only in sequence from the place of departure as shown on the ticket.
3.7.2 Hainan Airlines may not honor the passenger’s ticket if the first flight coupon for international travel has not been used and the passenger commences his journey at any stopover or agreed stopping place.
3.7.3 Each flight coupon, or in the case of an electronic ticket, an electronic coupon, will be accepted for carriage by Hainan Airlines in the class of service specified therein on the date and flight for which accommodation has been reserved. When flight coupons, or in the case of an electronic ticket, electronic coupons, are issued without a reservation being specified thereon, space will be reserved on application subject to the conditions for the relevant fare and the availability of space on the flight applied for.
3.7.4 If the passenger fails to or has failed to use the flight coupons in sequence, Hainan Airlines is entitled to re-compute the fares in accordance with the Regulations for the use of said coupons and the passenger is liable to pay Hainan Airlines for any difference between the recomputed fares and the fares already paid by or due from the passenger.