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"Access" Printed On Boarding Pass  
User currently onlinelh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2375 posts, RR: 14
Posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4476 times:
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Friends of my family recently flew FRA-GRU on TAM in Eco and wondered why they had the word "access" printed prominently on their boarding pass.

Can anyone help us what that means and why it's printed on the BP?

Thanks  


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

Are they elite, or Star Alliance Silver/Gold status passengers? Often, elite members of alliances will have some word printed prominently, so that they are readily given the perks of such status by laymen, like the security screeners, for example...

User currently onlinelh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2375 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4450 times:
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They are third agers in their early 60s, both ex Senators at LH (years ago), now only basic Miles & More members ...


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User currently offlinebond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5428 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4247 times:

Quoting lh526 (Thread starter):
the word "access"

Are you sure it didn't say "Elite access" or "Priority access" ??


Jimbo



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User currently onlinelh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2375 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4218 times:
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Jimbo: It definitely only said "Access", printed in normal font size on the middle left side of the BP left of the frequent flyer code


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Did they ask for any assistance than the normal Pax benefits to the Airline concerned.....


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User currently onlinemcdu From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1474 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

I believe this is to show the security inspection team the documents have been verified and they can proceed through screening. Some places stamp " DOC CHECKED" or some other notation. Think it just verifies the customer name and passport information match.

User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2565 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Quoting mcdu (Reply 6):
I believe this is to show the security inspection team the documents have been verified and they can proceed through screening. Some places stamp " DOC CHECKED" or some other notation. Think it just verifies the customer name and passport information match.

If that was the case every boarding pass would have a similar marking.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Sounds more like an Access to a particular facility.


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User currently onlinemcdu From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1474 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Quoting Jetlagged (Reply 7):
If that was the case every boarding pass would have a similar marking.

It is facility specific. You see different methods in different airports for verifying documents have been checked. Ever fly to CDG and have the sticker placed on your passport? How about GRU does a sticker also. Each airport take a different tact at verifying documents


User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2565 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Quoting mcdu (Reply 9):
It is facility specific. You see different methods in different airports for verifying documents have been checked. Ever fly to CDG and have the sticker placed on your passport? How about GRU does a sticker also. Each airport take a different tact at verifying documents

Yes, but the OP said it was printed on the boarding pass, presumably when issued. Not a sticker, stamp or marker pen tick, such as would be added afterwards by security.

You won't get a boarding pass without your passport matching the name details on your ticket anyway.

[Edited 2013-03-14 00:11:17]


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User currently onlinelh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2375 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
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Thanks for all your answers. It was even printed on the Internet check-in boarding pass. So I doubt it has to do with Passports matching. And no, they did not ask for specific assistance etc.


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User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2565 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

I think the most likely reason is to permit access to the departure lounge.


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User currently offlineoksman From Brazil, joined Apr 2011, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Sorry guys, but none of the answers above is correct.

"Acess" is the name JJ uses for it's cheapest economy fare on international flights, except "Promo". The next one is called "Flex" ans the most expensive economy fare is called "Plus".

Denis


User currently offlineLTC8K6 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Afo1FIl4dd...AABAU/JVQ1sgXIt_k/s1600/aviso2.jpg

You can just make it out.


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