JU068
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Aegean: Online Check In? Print Your Bp

Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:45 am

Good morning everyone.

Some weeks ago I was checking in my luggage at Larnaca for my flight on Aegean to Athens. I checked in online and was informed at the airport that from December 1st 2011 all those who check online are required to print their own boarding passes at home. Those who don't won't be given a boarding pass at the airport.

Personally, I wasn't aware of this nor was there an announcement when I was booking my flight. I wanted to ask you if any other airline except the lowcosts implements this policy?

Do you think it will work? I think it's a bad idea at least for Cyprus where not too many people check in online anyway.

[Edited 2012-01-08 01:47:52]
 
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RE: Aegean: Online Check In? Print Your Bp

Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:55 am

I used A3 for a domestic flight, checked-in online without printing (I used the iPad), and had totally no problem to receive a boarding pass at ATH prior my flight.

Those Greeks get tired of pressing the button to print-out the boarding pass? Well, they should not tell me this or deny boarding. iPad users or people using mobile internet to check-in do not have a boarding pass in general and can print-out at the airport selfservice machines.
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RE: Aegean: Online Check In? Print Your Bp

Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:37 pm

Quoting ju068 (Thread starter):
was informed at the airport that from December 1st 2011 all those who check online are required to print their own boarding passes at home. Those who don't won't be given a boarding pass at the airport.

You were advised wrongly.


At Aegean we are developing innovative services and simplifying procedures, to ensure an even more comfortable and pleasant journey for you. As of December 1st 2011, check-in process becomes more convenient for you. Specifically economy class passengers departing from airports of Athens El. Venizelos, Thessaloniki- Macedonia, Barcelona, Brussels, Larnaca, London - Heathrow, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, can check-in, using one of our user-friendly services:

Web check-in, at www.aegeanair.com, is available from 48 hours to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your flight. Print your boarding pass on a computer and present it at the airport security check-points and the departure gate.

Alternatively, in the above mentioned airports you may also use self check-in kiosks, from 24 hours up to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your flight.

http://en.aegeanair.com/travel-information/check-in-options/
 
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RE: Aegean: Online Check In? Print Your Bp

Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:45 pm

Well, I was flying to Belgrade via Athens and she:

1. Didn't know the code for Olympic.
2. Wondered if I needed a visa for Serbia, since I gave my Cypriot ID.
3. After telling her that I have a Serbian passport she still had to ask her superior if I needed a visa for Serbia.

I have never come across a dumber person in my life now that I think of it.

I am glad that it was her mistake since it would have really sucked for me since I like to get a decent boarding pass.
 
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RE: Aegean: Online Check In? Print Your Bp

Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:49 pm

Quoting ju068 (Thread starter):
Some weeks ago I was checking in my luggage at Larnaca for my flight on Aegean to Athens. I checked in online and was informed at the airport that from December 1st 2011 all those who check online are required to print their own boarding passes at home. Those who don't won't be given a boarding pass at the airport.

Wow... That would be quite a dumb move by Aegean. Fortunately:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
You were advised wrongly.

I sure hope you're right. Aegean isn't on the same level with Ryanair.

Quoting ju068 (Reply 3):
1. Didn't know the code for Olympic.
2. Wondered if I needed a visa for Serbia, since I gave my Cypriot ID.
3. After telling her that I have a Serbian passport she still had to ask her superior if I needed a visa for Serbia.

I have never come across a dumber person in my life now that I think of it.

Haha. Don't worry, though, I've come across a few such people, but not quite as bad... In Vilnius, someone asked me upon showing my Romanian (ID card or passport, don't remember) if I needed a visa for Finland... in 2010.

Although to be fair, I hear Serbia sometimes scrutinizes ID cards before allowing entry.. But visa? You should've shown her the Serbian passport on the spot... although I guess that wouldn't change the situation much!
 
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RE: Aegean: Online Check In? Print Your Bp

Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:53 pm

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 4):
Wow... That would be quite a dumb move by Aegean. Fortunately:

Exactly, God knows what was going on in her head! 
Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 4):
Haha. Don't worry, though, I've come across a few such people, but not quite as bad... In Vilnius, someone asked me upon showing my Romanian (ID card or passport, don't remember) if I needed a visa for Finland... in 2010.

Well I guess it must be a standard for check in agents to be up to date :P

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 4):
Although to be fair, I hear Serbia sometimes scrutinizes ID cards before allowing entry.. But visa? You should've shown her the Serbian passport on the spot... although I guess that wouldn't change the situation much!

Oh I did. She held both passports in her hand - that is what made her look even worse!

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