On 31 December 2007, the deadline will be kept – and IATA's current issuance of 300 million tickets a year will become history.
Within little more than 400 days, there will no longer be industry standards for the use of paper tickets. IATA will cease to issue them. Travel agents will no longer be able to provide them. IATA's Billing Settlement Plans will no longer process paper tickets. No compromise. No slippage.