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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

I noticed on my COEX flight back from Richmond last night instead of the usual "HVY VIP" in wihte letters on a black background (I've always assumed HVY = Heavy (over 50 but under 70 pounds) and VIP = SkyTeam Elite) the "code" was "RVSB" -- and I'm wondering what it means/meant.

Any other codes one may expect to see on a bag tag aside from, of course the origin/destination city code, tag number, and pax name?

(That flight was also the first and only time CO has delayed my luggage -- bag #2 came in on the next flight and CO was nice enough to deliver it [but it is kind of strange I got one of two bags on time])

Lincoln


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3083 times:
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That might be the code for Expedite baggage. Denoting a mis-handled bag....


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User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 730 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

Not an expert on COEX but I think that it might be Revenue Standby By, it would really make sense if you did stand by for an earlier flight.

Something the UA does that is neat and apparently helps sort bags easier is the big numbers next the flight information help direct where your bag is supposed to go for sorting at your connecting city. So if you have a "4" on a white background then it's a regular connect and should go the sorting area 4. If it's a white "4" on a black background then it's a hot bag probably is going to be sent tail to tail.


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

I would also guess stand by...

DL uses NRSA for Non-Rev Standby (ie employees flying on flight benefits)...

You may sometimes see INTL... CO prints INTL if there is an international flight in your routing...



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User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3035 times:



Quoting DurangoMac (Reply 2):
Something the UA does that is neat and apparently helps sort bags easier is the big numbers next the flight information help direct where your bag is supposed to go for sorting at your connecting city.

Does DL still put the gate numbers for ATL connections on bags? It's been a while since I checked a bag on DL...



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2971 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 1):
That might be the code for Expedite baggage. Denoting a mis-handled bag....

I should have mentioned thiat this was on the original tags printed at Richmond, and it was a nonstop flight RIC-CLE.

Quoting DurangoMac (Reply 2):
Not an expert on COEX but I think that it might be Revenue Standby By, it would really make sense if you did stand by for an earlier flight

Revenue Stand By certainly fits "RVSB" -- though I'm honestly not sure if I was standing by or not!  Smile

I was originally booked on the 6:30 out of Richmond, but finished early -- got to the checkin counter at about 1:55 and asked about getting on the 2:35 since I knew it was cutting things darn close. Agents said it wouldn't be a problem, but the only option the kiosk offered for "Flight Options" was a RIC-EWR-CLE that actually arrived after my original flight would have.

So the agent took care of issuing a boarding pass (with a seat assignment) and checking the bags from her side of the counter... so I -thought- I had a confirmed seat... maybe I was somehow standing by???

As an aside, I got to the gate just as the jetway was pulling up to the inbound aircraft and about 10 minutes (max) before they started boarding the outbound... Aside from the momentary sinking feeling when I wasn't sure which direction the jetway was moving, I don't know how people stay sane intentionally getting to the airport only 20-30 minutes pre-departure.

Quoting DurangoMac (Reply 2):
Something the UA does that is neat and apparently helps sort bags easier is the big numbers next the flight

That's kind of cool... I'll have ot try to find my old UA bag tags and see what they were.

Lincoln



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User currently offlineJkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

I don't know CO's system, but on the system I used when checking passengers in, it was sometimes necessary to activate passengers on the standby list momentarily, then clear them into the seat to satisfy some restrictions built into the reservation system. This was especially the case when making changes to a reservation and attempting check-in near departure time.

There are several reasons for having to to it, but it could have been because there were no seats on the flight to "sell" (not meaning seats available, just seats to sell) but the agent knew of some no-shows and instead of overselling the flight, put you on the standby list instead, then cleared you and gave you a seat assignment. It could also be because the computer wouldn't allow them to book a seat because of passing a cut-off time before the flight to sell seats or check bags or something. There are other reasons for having to put people on a standby list momentarily to get things to work, but that doesn't mean you are on standby for the flight.

[Edited 2008-12-03 18:24:06]

User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2813 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 4):
Does DL still put the gate numbers for ATL connections on bags? It's been a while since I checked a bag on DL...

Yes, they still do. Haven't seen them for the other hubs, though. I guess ATL is just so big they have to show the gate numbers.



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User currently offlineJkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2766 times:



Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 7):
Yes, they still do. Haven't seen them for the other hubs, though. I guess ATL is just so big they have to show the gate numbers.

Not just ATL. As far as I know, they do it for all flights as long as the gate number is entered into FLIFO.


User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 730 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2616 times:



Quoting Jkudall (Reply 8):
Not just ATL. As far as I know, they do it for all flights as long as the gate number is entered into FLIFO

They don't at least for SLC DCI gates because those gates are loading into DLTERM several days ahead of time and they don't show up.

But thanks for the info because they've been pulling their hair out trying to figure a better way to identify bags for sorting in SLC by OO.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Its silly to print the gate numbers on the tags since they change so much especially these days.


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User currently offlineIAD51FL From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

ReVenue Stand By

The agent "want to go'd" you onto the flight which usually gives a seat if traveling in a fully refundable/changeable fare. If not it puts you on the stand-by list no matter if there is 1 or 49 people on the flight.

Apparently it was a day with light loads (booked under 75%) and he/she gave you a seat assignment. But due to the fact you were on the standby list you got the RVSB marking.

If you had been on standby for the flight he/she would have put either a gray rectangle tag between the sticky part of the tag or a brownish/orangeish tag attached to the handle that would have alerted the ramp to hold on to the bag and not to load unless directed to do so by the gate agent.

It works the same with Non Revenue StAndby (NRSA) which is printed on the tag if they are traveling non-rev.

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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3332 posts, RR: 45
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2559 times:



Quoting Lincoln (Thread starter):
Any other codes one may expect to see on a bag tag aside from, of course the origin/destination city code, tag number, and pax name?

PPBM-"Positive Passenger Bag Match" I know F9 uses this for standby passengers and, IIRC, those that got secondary screening. The bags get held off the plane until there is confirmation that the passenger is on the plane, and then we put it on.

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User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 730 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2522 times:



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 12):
PPBM-"Positive Passenger Bag Match" I know F9 uses this for standby passengers and, IIRC, those that got secondary screening. The bags get held off the plane until there is confirmation that the passenger is on the plane, and then we put it on.

UA and DL it's SSSS for all extra sceening "victims."


User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2383 times:



Quoting IAD51FL (Reply 11):
It works the same with Non Revenue StAndby (NRSA) which is printed on the tag if they are traveling non-rev.

Small correction - NRSA = Non Revenue Space Available


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2235 times:



Quoting IAD51FL (Reply 11):
The agent "want to go'd" you onto the flight which usually gives a seat if traveling in a fully refundable/changeable fare. If not it puts you on the stand-by list no matter if there is 1 or 49 people on the flight.

Ok, that makes sense to me and explains the seat assignment -- I was flying on a full "Y" fare (YL fare basis, IIRC)

Lincoln



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
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They also print
DLNR for comapinon passes
BUDDY for Buddy Passes
PRIORITY for Rerouted Bags



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User currently offlineCLE757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1945 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 16):
DLNR for comapinon passes
BUDDY for Buddy Passes
PRIORITY for Rerouted Bags

Delta may do this, CO does not.

RVSB- Revenue stand by = This luggage most always gets loaded anyway except on a international flight. Then we have to check to make sure the passenger is on the flight.



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