ticket agent

noun

Definition of ticket agent 

: one who sells transportation or theater and entertainment tickets

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In 2000, during a three-month tenure as the executive chef of Qi and Water Bar in San Francisco International Airport (months in business: also three), Bruno met Christie, who was supplementing her job as an American Airlines ticket agent. Jonathan Kauffman, SFChronicle.com, "Baumé in Palo Alto has two Michelin stars — and only two staff," 22 June 2018 To select a preferred seat, customers can see a ticket agent or use Amtrak’s mobile app or go online at Amtrak.com to choose or modify a seat assignment, free of charge. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "Amtrak offers assigned seating options for some Acela passengers," 31 May 2018 As for the seat assignments, customers can modify their assigned seat any time prior to boarding via Amtrak.com, Amtrak’s mobile app or with a ticket agent. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Amtrak now offering assigned seating on Acela first class," 30 May 2018 Sandy Poole, however, had informed her ticket agent at the speedway of the Harrisons' 50th anniversary, and the speedway upgraded their seats to the clubhouse, speedway spokesman Scott Cooper said. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "NASCAR fans met at a track as teens. They'll celebrate 50 years at Charlotte Speedway. | Charlotte Observer," 26 May 2018 About 15 minutes after the first alleged assault, Floyd was captured on a different security camera, walking up to another Keolis ticket agent. Evan Allen, BostonGlobe.com, "Veteran transit cop allegedly assaulted, threatened railroad ticket agents," 13 Apr. 2018 Loyola-Chicago fans make up 9% of ticket sales for the March Madness semi-finals, according to ticket agent StubHub. Christina Austin, Fortune, "Loyola-Chicago Has the Most Dedicated Fans of the Final Four Teams," 31 Mar. 2018 More tickets were purchased with the smartphone app than from ticket agents. Tim Zorn, Post-Tribune, "South Shore pushes smartphone app with ticket surcharge discussion," 29 Sep. 2017 The acapella version had ticket agents and others clapping along. Melinda Morris, NOLA.com, "Revivalists frontman sings Christmas tune at Southwest terminal in New Orleans," 26 Dec. 2017

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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