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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

While transitting thru Phoenix on US Airways, I heard the boarding call for a flight to Philadelphia (US 1194). Upon each call, the gate agent announced that "...passengers connecting to International flights in Philadelphia must present their passports upon boarding…".
I was wondering why this was done in Phoenix.

Thanks.

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User currently offlineb757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Better then sending you to PHL without the required documents to continue onward.


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User currently offlinemhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

We verify documents at outstations all the time at check-in. Saves a lot of time at the gate at the hub.

User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Thanks for the info. I figured that was the case, it certainly makes sense.
Do other carriers practice the same? When I flew Continental via EWR and Delta via ATL from Detroit, I don't recall having my documents checked until boarding the International flights.


User currently offlineFlyingHollander From Netherlands, joined Jul 2011, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (Thread starter):
"...passengers connecting to International flights in Philadelphia must present their passports upon boarding…"

How are the staff at the gate supposed to know who is connecting where in PHL?



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User currently offlinefoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Quoting FlyingHollander (Reply 4):
How are the staff at the gate supposed to know who is connecting where in PHL?

We see their Itinerary when they check in....if they check in on a kiosk there is a note on the boarding pass to check as they board.

Andrew



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User currently offlineseven3seven From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 320 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

capt. fantastic...thats funny


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User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Every airline I have worked at has done the same. In fact, (try) to verify documentation at every step of the process, from check-in to boarding at each station.

User currently offlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

This is normal at every carrier. It is better to catch documentation problems at the outstation than send the pax to the hub and then have to send them right back home because the documents are not OK.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Quoting FlyingHollander (Reply 4):
How are the staff at the gate supposed to know who is connecting where in PHL?

The magic of computers, I expect. New-fangled inventions that allow systems to be displayed to staff and manage bookings.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7982 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Standard procedure. When I flew from CVG to DTW for my connection to NRT, they checked my passport.

Same when I left PHX for LAX-NRT. Passport check.



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Quoting FlyingHollander (Reply 4):
How are the staff at the gate supposed to know who is connecting where in PHL?

A few simple key strokes on Delta Term will bring up a list of passengers making connecting flights, where they're connecting to, and who needs their passports checked. Standard procedure.



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17155 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

My passport was never checked at any of the outstations when I flew LAX-IAH-EWR-ARN on CO a couple of years ago.


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User currently offlinedtwlax From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (Reply 3):
Do other carriers practice the same? When I flew Continental via EWR and Delta via ATL from Detroit, I don't recall having my documents checked until boarding the International flights.

Other carriers do check documentation at the point of origin but not necessarily at boarding. DL checks at the time of check-in but not during boarding your domestic leg.

Quoting FlyingHollander (Reply 4):
How are the staff at the gate supposed to know who is connecting where in PHL?

In case of DL, when you check-in, the boarding pass printed from the counter mentions very clearlt in big bold letters "DOCUMENTS OK".

Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 7):
Every airline I have worked at has done the same. In fact, (try) to verify documentation at every step of the process, from check-in to boarding at each station.
Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 8):
This is normal at every carrier. It is better to catch documentation problems at the outstation than send the pax to the hub and then have to send them right back home because the documents are not OK.

Again, I am speaking from my experience with DL, they do it at check-in but not during boarding your domestic sector.


User currently offlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Quoting dtwlax (Reply 13):
Again, I am speaking from my experience with DL, they do it at check-in but not during boarding your domestic sector.

Many carriers do it at the gate now since OLCI allows people to bypass the check-in counters....


User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3353 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
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Same when I flew DL from JFK to the Caribbean this summer. Passport check at both JFK and ATL when we connected.


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User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Recently flew DL SFO-JFK-MXP and they first asked for my passport in SFO.


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