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Whats Your Favorite Way To Check In At The Airport  
User currently offlinejgw787 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 208 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

Whats your favorite airport check in???

1. Traditional lining up with agents behind counters
2. Same as number 1 except you use a machine instead of a person (like UA easycheck in)
3. Self Check in at a machine then walk and line up at bag drop (a lot of airlines)
4 Self Check in at a machine that prints bag tag then you place on belt (like NZ)
5. Self Check in at a machine that allows you to tag your own bags and place them on the belt next to the machine (some LH counters and I think EK counters have this)

If I didn't mention another way to check in at the airport that's your favorite just post it in a comment.

Thanks

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 5576 times:

Online, turn up at the airport and drop my bag whilst a collect a proper boarding pass, and then straight through security and onto the plane. The sight of a snaking queue of passengers never pleases me.


Dan  



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25376 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 5565 times:

I don't check in at the airport except on the rarest occasions.

Normally online check-in and head straight to the lounge or gate.



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User currently offlineSirThomas From UK - England, joined Jul 2009, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 5559 times:

Well I normally just drop my bag off and then try for a proper boarding pass (as I like to add them to my collection, sad I know!)  

I'll select seats and the like online beforehand though.

Tom



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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3005 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 5557 times:

Online, no hold luggage, bypass the checkin completely and head straight to security...

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

Usually on domestic flights originating from JFK/New York (and short int'l flights) My family only carries hand luggage so we check-in online and print our BPs at home.

On longhaul flights and flights within another country, we usually check-in and line up at the airport and I actually prefer it than online check-in because of the paper boarding pass and the experience  



It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1030 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months ago) and read 5528 times:

Well, I prefer to check in online if I can, but if I have to check in at the airport I like the setup AS has at SEA, where you check in at a machine, then go drop your bag off if you have one. So I guess that would be option 3. It seems like the most effecient way to do things -- those with no bags to check can just grab their boarding pass and go without having to wait behind people checking bags, and those who checked in online can drop off their bags without having to wait for people printing boarding passes.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5512 times:

Quoting jgw787 (Thread starter):
If I didn't mention another way to check in at the airport that's your favorite just post it in a comment.

Having a gaggle of porters arrive to meet the limo to unload my luggage and keep the paparazzi at bay, whilst a buggy takes me up to the First lounge where I'm offered a chilled glass of bubbles as an efficient and friendly agent takes care of all those nasty details of boarding passes, etc.

«« waking up »»

Self check-in at a kiosk with or without a bag tag where I can get a real boarding pass on card stock, rather than like a grocery store receipt.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2896 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5486 times:
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The UNITED GLOBAL SERVICES special check-in at ORD or LHR! and hopefilully at EWR soon!


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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5451 times:

In order of preference:

1. First Class/Business Class traditional check-in (love using this as a *Gold member, as on multiple occasions I have been given upgrades at that point).
2. Traditional Check-in (if there are no or little lines)
3. Online Check-in --> Bag drop line for luggage
4. Kiosk --> self-service bag drop ala NZ as the OP said (or as SAS also did at some point at some regional airports)
5. Kiosk --> Bag drop (serviced)
6. Traditional Check-in (que)

For long-haul, I would use the kiosk only if I could choose seats on them (or I have already prebooked seats), but counter if I would want to give a preference.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlinejgw787 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 8):
The UNITED GLOBAL SERVICES special check-in at ORD or LHR! and hopefilully at EWR soon!

Yah that looked so NICE!!!!! you are so LUCKY


User currently offlinejgw787 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5420 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
Having a gaggle of porters arrive to meet the limo to unload my luggage and keep the paparazzi at bay, whilst a buggy takes me up to the First lounge where I'm offered a chilled glass of bubbles as an efficient and friendly agent takes care of all those nasty details of boarding passes, etc.

If only life were like that.


User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5400 times:

At the J class counter whilst getting the look of death from Y clas pax  

Really, print my boarding pass online if its domestic and I have nothing to check in, or just go to the bag drop. Beats waiting at Tulla at the normal counters!


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