MEACEDAR
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Checking w/Airline if Someone Boarded?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:25 am

Hey guys,

I was wondering if their was anyway to check is someone actually went on a flight they were suppose to go on.
 
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lapper
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Checking w/Airline if Someone Boarded?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:36 am

No way. Data protection I'm afraid. Even if you are a very close relative an airline will not tell you if somebody is on the flight. It would also pose a security risk if they released that sort of information.
 
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Checking w/Airline if Someone Boarded?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:08 am

The only way of getting that information is if you are a policeman with ID at the airline counter or if you happened to work at the airline that the passenger flew on then you could look at the reservation system/flight list.
 
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Checking w/Airline if Someone Boarded?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:11 am

Data protection ... however, I once asked a LH staff on a gate in FRA if one of my coworkers has yet checked in for a flight to Berlin, she hesitated first, a little flirting helped and she admitted that "yes, he has checked in and will be sitting on seat XX"

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travatl
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Checking w/Airline if Someone Boarded?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:14 am

Usually if your name is included in the reservation, or listed in the record as a meeting party (i.e UMNR or MAAS), they can/do dilvuge the info.
 
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Checking w/Airline if Someone Boarded?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:17 am

Quoting Travatl (Reply 4):
Usually if your name is included in the reservation, or listed in the record as a meeting party (i.e UMNR or MAAS), they can/do dilvuge the info.

Correct. Some airlines used to spill the beans if you could give them the credit card number that was used tro pay for the ticket. I think this practice ended after a few too many "randy" genetlemen were busted by their wives!
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Checking w/Airline if Someone Boarded?

Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:47 am

... call 'em up on their mobile phone! If it's off, chances are they're on the flight, if it's still on, and they're on the flight, well, it'll teach 'em to turn it off next time!!  Smile

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MEACEDAR
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RE: Checking W/Airline If Someone Boarded?

Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:39 am

Quoting Lh526 (Reply 3):
Data protection ... however, I once asked a LH staff on a gate in FRA if one of my coworkers has yet checked in for a flight to Berlin, she hesitated first, a little flirting helped and she admitted that "yes, he has checked in and will be sitting on seat XX"

One word for you: NICE!
 
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RE: Checking W/Airline If Someone Boarded?

Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:58 am

Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 7):
One word for you: NICE!

Sure it was for me ... but the LH staff definitely broke Data protection laws here (or at least LH internal regulations)
However it appears she checked some facts beforehand (REALLY a coworker) booked throgh the same travel agency, asked me more about him, and so on.
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