ticket agent


Definition of ticket agent

: one who sells transportation or theater and entertainment tickets

Examples of ticket agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The case centered on a man who was told to leave Portland’s now-defunct Greyhound bus station after a quarrel with a ticket agent. oregonlive, "Hundreds of protesters have been charged with interfering with a peace officer. But should it remain a crime?," 30 Aug. 2020 Out of the blue, a ticket agent handed her a first-class ticket. Chrisopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "These travel angels are committing random acts of kindness," 5 June 2020 The ticket agent at Heathrow Airport in London told the couple their flights home had been canceled and hadn't been rebooked, said Tony, 65, an account executive for an audio-visual company. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Call for Action: Arizona couple gets help after Princess Cruises strands them in London," 22 Jan. 2020 On Monday, Allegiant asked people not to go to ticket counters because ticket agents would not make changes or help with itineraries. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Phoenix airport isn't closed over coronavirus, but it's bracing for many fewer flights," 17 Mar. 2020 All told, about 14,000 people work at the airport, including baggage handlers, ticket agents and air traffic controllers, who work directly for an airline, the government or an aviation services company that is contracted to the airport. Randy Tucker, Cincinnati.com, "COVID-19: CVG traffic 10 percent of normal; airport freezes hiring, plans other cost-cutting," 28 Mar. 2020 There's a greater emphasis on safety and employee feedback on the new uniforms, which are rolling out Monday to its front-facing workers, including ticket agents and flight attendants. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "American Airlines employees are wearing new uniforms," 2 Mar. 2020 Touring for tourists There has also been a mass migration of hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators, and ticketing agents from Kashmir’s Rs65,000 crore tourism industry. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, "Kashmir’s internet gag has sparked a major exodus of businesses and students," 17 Feb. 2020 Getting home would cost nearly $4,500, the ticket agent told Tony. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Call for Action: Arizona couple gets help after Princess Cruises strands them in London," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of ticket agent

1861, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2020

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“Ticket agent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticket%20agent. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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