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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3767 posts, RR: 51
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19504 times:

A Germanwings passenger could not find any size restrictions for the printed boarding pass in the terms and conditions of the web check-in service. So he printed it on a giant poster and brought it to the airport.

Just found this on the Germanwings news stream and it was so RANDOM that I thought I'd share it here  http://hphotos-ash4.fbcdn.net/201651_10150242569186416_62179351415_9012347_4120156_o.jpg

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...5.158743.62179351415&type=1&ref=nf

Soren   


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4773 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19486 times:

hahaha thats awesome!


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User currently offline330guy From Ireland, joined Nov 2010, 453 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19410 times:

Haha, if its on the Germanwings website im presuming they seen the funny side of it...

I wonder what would happen if you turned up for your flight with another certian LCC in Europe what would happen, (id imagine youd be charged excess baggage or something like that haha, maybe a paper fee and maybe a save the tree fee or something like that too haha)



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User currently offlinePart147 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19417 times:

I like this... not sure why but it's just weirdly pleasant!   


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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2240 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19365 times:

It's good that he didn't try this in the US - he'd be called aside for some "enhanced screening" for being a wise ass...  Wow!


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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5564 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19231 times:

Haha, don't they say how it has to be printed? For example here in Zurich the Opera or the football clubs say that your ticket has to be printed on a A4 sheet, when you choose "print at home".

User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4731 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 19040 times:

This was done a few years back by someone flying NWA...


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User currently offlinepetteri From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 18866 times:

I was once given a boarding pass no larger than the size of a postage stamp! The scanner didn't work...


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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 18339 times:

Someone needs to spend less time printing mega boarding passes and more time on eharmony trying to find a girlfriend...ha.


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User currently offlinesabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 18035 times:

Finding a girlfriend? What girlfriend?

The picture clearly shows two guys: now, they could be a happy couple too you know... Or is that yet another reason for security screening based on profiling in the US then maybe: alleged gay fanatics!  


User currently offlinenwafan20 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 17755 times:

Yeah back in 2007 some guy did the same thing on NWA. I wonder if that's where these guys got their inspiration? http://boingboing.net/2011/04/20/printing-your-boardi.html


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User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2132 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 17549 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
So he printed it on a giant poster and brought it to the airport.

In the photo, the sign behind the boarding pass says "Size does matter"


User currently offlineBEG2IAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 892 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 15036 times:
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Quoting moose135 (Reply 4):
It's good that he didn't try this in the US - he'd be called aside for some "enhanced screening" for being a wise ass...

I don't even want to think what would be TSA's reaction to this. The lack of brain power is a given. I have never witnessed that much stupidy and lack of common sense as with DFW TSA. Worthy of a serious scientific study.

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User currently offlinehamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 14607 times:

i actually see a sense of humor in it! try that with the TSA and guarantee that the next thing we know, a regulation of the boarding pass size limit! haaa!


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User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12963 times:

If he would have flown with Ryanair the print surely would have cost more than his flight!


Carmelo
User currently offlinegreenwichsud From United States of America, joined May 2008, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12750 times:

Methinks that if an American had done this, a certain faction of the forum would have failed to see the humor and focus instead out the wastefulness of the whole stunt - go figure!

User currently offlineheathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 967 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11795 times:

Looks like A.net needs a like button!! This is brilliant!

User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11636 times:

I wish the US airports had this kind of humor. I wonder if they'd let you on board even, they'd probably kick you off and then someone would sue and we'd never hear about it again. Very funny nonetheless   


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User currently offlineeoinnz From New Zealand, joined Jul 2003, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11574 times:

I still like to think I hold the record for the largest boarding pass painted by me on a rather large canvas!



User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10209 times:

Quoting eoinnz (Reply 18):
I still like to think I hold the record for the largest boarding pass painted by me on a rather large canvas!

Ehh. His is better, at least it's real  

Good job BTW  



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9965 times:

It's funny, but would it work? It seems to me that the pass would be too large to be scanned, and therefore would not be acceptable.


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User currently offlinecrAAzy From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9547 times:
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Quoting PROSA (Reply 20):
It's funny, but would it work? It seems to me that the pass would be too large to be scanned, and therefore would not be acceptable.

Boarding passes don't necessarily need to be scanned. They can just enter the seat number into the system when boarding and confirm your information.


User currently offlineredtag501 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8904 times:

I don't know if it's been done yet, but surely someone is going to try to board a flight with a boarding pass printed on a watermelon, harking back to the sixties when it was comically popular to have game show guests deposit large checks printed on the over-sized fruit.

User currently offlinepeh From Australia, joined Nov 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8700 times:

The world needs more people like this guy.


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User currently offlineferminbrif From Venezuela, joined Dec 2010, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8417 times:

very funny guys....  

25 Newark727 : The obvious next step is to print a boarding pass on microfilm. (If anyone still uses it.)
26 Post contains images Sasha : gee when first read the topic text I thought it's about a Passenger of Size who was denied boarding and then printed a large protest poster about it.
27 ThirtyEcho : I suppose he gets his bank all excited when he calls to tell them that he wants to deposit a really big check.
28 Post contains images airtrainer : I suppose he had enough ink to print a "normal" boarding pass, just in case
29 flybehubby : Ryanair do have a limit.... IN ORDER TO TRAVEL YOU ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK-IN ONLINE AND PRESENT AT THE AIRPORT YOUR ONLINE BOARDING PASS AND VALID ACCE
30 Post contains images 0NEWAIR0 : Is that EUR40 as in $60 USD?! ...good Lord... Anyone know if this part existed before the guy's Germanwings stunt?
31 flybehubby : I took that from an email i rec'd off Ryanair on 03 Jan 2011
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