GBOAC - its a bit complicated, but here's how it works. The processing I'm describing is in Amadeus, but applies to bookings made on BA
, since all bookings on BA
end up in Amadeus, and from there move on to RTZ, which is BA
's Inventory and Checkin system. When you make a booking and have your BA EC
card included, the booking is connected in Amadeus to your Frequent Flyer account - currently BA
are the only carriers using this functionality. When you slide your card into the check-in machine, it interrogates your FF
account in Amadeus, finds your booking for that day, goes into RTZ checkin mode, finds you on that flight and proceeds with the transaction.
If you use OLCI, and change your FQTV card, the card you add goes into your checkin record in RTZ, and is 'handed back' to Amadeus when the flight leaves, allowing mileage accrual to occur. If you use OLCI, you won't need to use the self service checkin machine, as you've already checked in, but even if you did, the booking would not be linked to your Account number because it won't have been handed back to Amadeus. Once it is handed back, and its a BA
card, the remainder of the booking (ie onward or return flights in the same PNR) is 'linked' to your FF
account, and the FQTV card should in theory work for checkin on your other flights.
Its a whole mission, and don't even get started on how the Credit Card thing works ! I don't know (even though I'm supposed to).
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