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User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 21897 times:

Forgive my ignorance on this, I booked a ticket from united for a flight that is codeshared on a US flight (ticket says UA, flt is operated by US). I'll probably check in on line but at the airport would i be able to check in at the US counter?


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 21893 times:

Check in with US Airways. The general rule is to check in with whatever airline operates your first flight of the day (i.e. flying US and transferring to UA at another airport would involve you checking in with US).

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 21889 times:
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Best bet check in with the airline flying the actual flight!


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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 21854 times:

With codeshare flights you'll want to check in with the carrier actually operating the first segment. As codeshares are generally done with carriers that have interline ticketing and baggage agreements with one another, that carrier will usually also be able to issue you boarding passes for any additional legs also.


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 21825 times:

It seems that you are only flying one flight, but a thing you can do whenever you have a multi-airline itinerary: Since you are checking in online, you can probably actually check in with both airlines for their respective flights. This is what I did when flying PHX-IAH-MSP on CO and NW last December. I had confirmation codes for both airlines and I checked in on both continental.com and nwa.com and had both of my boarding passes before I went to the airport. Oh, and when I checked in online for my continental flight, the website said I'd have to get my NW boarding pass at that gate, but I just went ahead and got it online instead.

[Edited 2006-09-30 03:27:19]

User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 21711 times:

Am i able to check in on usair.com for it or would i have to use UA.com?


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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 21672 times:

As some others have said, yes, check in with the operator of the first segment. As for web-check in, I'd do it with the ticket issuer if it is eligible for check-in online.


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User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 21530 times:

Quoting B4real (Reply 6):
As for web-check in, I'd do it with the ticket issuer if it is eligible for check-in online.

no, I just did it, i went to united and went through all the steps then got a message saying i was unable to check-in online as it was not a flight operated by united or ted. Went to usair.com and tried using my UA confirmation number which didnt work but then it brought me to a screen which asked for name, departure city and flight number and this brought up the check in screen and allowed me to check in as usual. Thanks for all your help.



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 21518 times:

Quoting Nycfuturepilot (Reply 7):
Went to usair.com and tried using my UA confirmation number which didnt work but then it brought me to a screen which asked for name, departure city and flight number and this brought up the check in screen and allowed me to check in as usual.

I just tried checking online for I flight I have on US tomorrow, and the damn thing said I can't. US flight bought thru US itself.



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User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 21469 times:

did it give any reason why?


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 21457 times:

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 8):
I just tried checking online for I flight I have on US tomorrow, and the damn thing said I can't. US flight bought thru US itself.

Is it an international flight? Are you traveling with any lap-children? Are you traveling in a party of more than eight passengers? If so, you cannot check in online. The only exception is that select international destinations (they probably mean Canada and places with pre-clearance but I'm not sure) can still use online check-in.

One other thing from the website: "Please Note: Due to heightened security some customers may not be able to check-in online." Do you regularly have to go through secondary security screening (not at random) or have the agents ever had your name come up on the no-fly list and had to verify that you were not the individual in question? Then you also can't check in online.

Sorry for all the edits, but I keep finding more info! If your flight is tomorrow but still more than 24 hours from now, you can't check in online. The flight also has to be on an e-ticket, not a paper ticket.

[Edited 2006-10-06 07:09:23]

[Edited 2006-10-06 07:11:06]

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