Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1166 times:
Getting your boarding card, and leaving your luggage before getting to the airport is great.
I've checked-in at Paddington Railway station (for the Heathrow Express), and left my luggage there, for flights to Riyadh and Madrid with BA, and recently my father with Finnair.
Dump your luggage, grab the boarding card and...RELAX. Get on the train, and arrive at the airport in 15mins. Bypass check-in, and smirk at the long queus!!
At Riyadh, you can check-in at the BA office down-town, and your luggage gets taken to the airport! It's brilliant, because check-in at Riyadh is chaotic; LH and AF use the same desks as BA, so the queus there are a nightmare.
Just thought I'd share that with you; I just hate all the waiting at the airports.
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 21 Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1117 times:
oneworld lets you check in at the Scandic Hotel Continental and at the City Terminal (Rautatieasema, or Central Railway Station) in central Helsinki for oneworld international flights and Finnair domestic flights with no baggage. Also available is phone check-in for Business Class, Finnair Plus Silver, Gold, and Platinum (or corresponding oneworld tier) passengers and Finnair Club members, and you pick up your ticket and drop off your luggage at a special check-in desk.
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
SIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1100 times:
SQ let you check in in their downtown office in SIN up to 48 hours before departure, even if you're flying on economy. Then you can drop off your luggage at a special check-in desk 1 hour before your flight. You can also use the phone, fax, or email check-in.
F-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 322 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1073 times:
Great, eh? Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok lets you do the same by checking in downtown at Kowloon station and then go on the 23 minutes ride on the airport shuttle train. It's really comfortable and you may have a nice view or even a PTV to pass the time!