Max Q wrote:In your case, it should just be a formality. But now that I think of it, I believe you cannot check in online at all when departing to the US from Europe (regardless of passport). And even if, you'd still have to go through the interview and possibly get new boarding passes.Thanks for that info LTU
readytotaxi wrote:My last exprince was similar. Flying with BA to the US I was unable to check-in on line but was able to select my seat. At the airport I tried the booth and was rejected with a message to go to customer service.At the desk the lady made a phone call and said to someone at the other end "he is here"
a bit more tapping on the computer and I got my boarding pass. At the gate I was taken to one side, hand luggage emptied and searched and full body pat down, and then boarded. Guess I'll never know why.
ltbewr wrote:Perhaps some algorithm is used for factors to be on the lookout for like where you have traveled in the last month or recent years, a passport near expiration, or even just a random pick of persons to avoid looking like targeting persons from certain countries, ethnicity or faith (per name).
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