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American Has New Boarding Pass Policy

Mon Jun 02, 2003 9:15 pm

I discovered this last Saturday when I flew three segments to LAX and then on Sunday when I flew three segments home. American will no longer print the gate on your connecting flight's boarding pass. They said this was because the gate often changed and people would wind up at the wrong gate, if they don't print the gate number they figure people will pay more attention. Just a little FYI to all you travelers out there.
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captaink
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RE: American Has New Boarding Pass Policy

Mon Jun 02, 2003 9:39 pm

I flew with American on Wednesday and Thrusday and the gates were on most of my flights.. I had two connections. I didnt get the gate for the last flight but I assumed i was too early. I was about 6:30am and that connection was about 5pm. But for my first two flight I had my gate info. In any event I always check the monitors cause as you say, the gates change all the time. Sometimes the concourse is even different
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ly334
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RE: American Has New Boarding Pass Policy

Mon Jun 02, 2003 9:52 pm

Hi,


I flew last week Thursday (05/28/03) with AA, LAS - LAX - JFK and at Las Vegas Airport they gave me also the boarding card for LAX-JFK and they showed me that the gate doesnt show on the boarding card, so I should pay attention for the gate when I get to LAX.


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RE: American Has New Boarding Pass Policy

Mon Jun 02, 2003 10:54 pm

I think it makes a lot of sense, as people never read what is right in front of them, and will not pay attention and end up sitting at the wrong gate as the plane departs. Also maybe it saves ink and AA is looking at this as a cost saving measure.
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RE: American Has New Boarding Pass Policy

Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:30 pm

Luv2fly

Boarding cards are printed on heat sensitive paper, therefore no ink is used.

I am assuming that comment was supposed to be humorous though.

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RE: American Has New Boarding Pass Policy

Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:31 pm

Yes it was meant to be funny as AA is looking at every aspect to save money.
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ly334
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RE: American Has New Boarding Pass Policy

Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:33 pm


Re - ink saving, they also give you now a posibillity to print your boarding card at home through the internet.

Re - cost saving measure,

I flew last week on an AA flight from MIA to LAS and no food was given for a 4.25 hours flight and a delay of 2 hours.
The only thing we got was just a small Bistro bag at the gate with some small nothing in it.

But I must say that the coach cabin is well spaced for legroom.

[Edited 2003-06-02 16:35:51]
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tekelberry
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RE: American Has New Boarding Pass Policy

Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:17 am

They shouldn't print ANY gate information, let alone connecting.

I was travelling in a group DCA-ORD (AA) and the gate on our boarding passes (except 1) was changed and it caused a bit of a confusion.
 
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RE: American Has New Boarding Pass Policy

Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:22 am

My priority verifications and boarding passes this weekend printed with connecting gate information.

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