Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2146 posts, RR: 14 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2763 times:
Another good one from Air France, but maybe someone can give me the answer to this one:
AF has a phone check-in, where you can check-in for certain flights leaving from or to France. The number to use from France is 0897 650 820. Thus, from abroad it is +33-897 650 820.
Now here's the joke: the number works fine from France. From abroad, it is *technically* possible to call that number, i.e. one does *not* get a message from the phone company like "this number is not reachable". But it's much better: upon calling +33-897 650 820, there is a pre-recorded message from Air France saying that this number is no longer in use and that instead one should call +33-897 650 820 - WHICH IS THE NUMBER I JUST CALLED!!!
I know that Air France's internal "Committee for making air travel unnecessarily complicated" has produced some wild things, but this one is really a highlight.
Only question is: which number can I call to do a phone check-in?
PS: and please don't tell me to do internet check-in. I tried that, it doesn't work for 1 out of 2 times, and it just happens not to work for this particular flight I am taking.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
The AF info pages on 1A only give that number you quoted...
"THE INTERACTIVE VOICE SERVER ENABLES CUSTOMERS TO CHECK-IN BY
PHONE BETWEEN 24HR00MIN TO 30 MINUTES BEFORE LATEST CHECK-IN
TIME BY CALLING 08 97 65 08 20 (0.56 EUR INCLUDING TAX PER CALL).
THIS SERVICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM FRANCE AIRPORTS EQUIPED WITH
BLS. THIS CHECK-IN BECOMES VALID AS SOON AS THE BOARDING CARD
HAS BEEN ISSUED AT A SELF-SERVICE CHECK-IN AT THE AIRPORT WITHIN
THE CHECK-IN DEADLINE.
CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE INTERACTIVE VOICE SERVER
- RESERVE A FLIGHT WITH AIR FRANCE.
- HOLD AN AF ELECTRONIC TICKET WITH A CORRESPONDING FORM OF
CARDS WITH MAGNETIC BANDS ARE MANDATORY AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN SRFOID AS
SELF-SERVICE CHECK-IN CAN ONLY READ MAGNETIC BANDS :
BANK CARDS, AF FREQUENT FLYER CARDS EXCLUSIVELY.
ANY OTHER FORM OF IDENTIFICATION (ID CARD, PASSPORT, DRIVING LICENSE...) CANNOT BE READ BY SELF-SERVICE CHECK-IN.
- DEPART FROM A FRENCH AIRPORT EQUIPPED WITH SELF-SERVICE CHECK-IN.
- MEET THE NECESSARY CONDITIONS FOR CHECKING AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN AT A SELF-SERVICE CHECK-IN.