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    I will be travelling with a friend who has no oneworld status. We will be flying BA lhr-yul. Can she line up with me in business check-in counter or will the counter agent crack up and say 'back, back, back to the other line. (slight exageration). I can access business due to silver and qc m'ship.

    I am thinking if I get through quicker and have to wait and wait for her to get checked in through economy check-in, will be a bit annoying.

    Thanks again

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    Re: lhr ck in business counter

    I think the general consensus is that if you are travelling together then check in together. Just imagine if you were travelling with a spouse/gf/bf/child with no status.
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    Re: lhr ck in business counter

    Just make sure you approach the desk together and hand over your documents together etc. So long as you look like you are travelling together and one of you have the right status to use the premium check-in facility, you will be ok.

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    Re: lhr ck in business counter

    Quote Originally Posted by parsonstrish
    I will be travelling with a friend who has no oneworld status. We will be flying BA lhr-yul. Can she line up with me in business check-in counter or will the counter agent crack up and say 'back, back, back to the other line. (slight exageration). I can access business due to silver and qc m'ship.

    I am thinking if I get through quicker and have to wait and wait for her to get checked in through economy check-in, will be a bit annoying.

    Thanks again
    Are you travelling with luggage? If not, then you should be able to bypass the counter altogether by using OLCI

    If you do have baggage, wtill use OLCI, but at the airport I would compare the bag drop queue vs the Club queue and see which is shorter

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    Re: lhr ck in business counter

    Agreed - I used the check-in kiosk at LHR last week and the bag drop queue was quicker than the Business check-in queue (boo - reduced my opportunity to flash the gold FF card!)

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    Re: lhr ck in business counter

    As a QP member, I've never had any problems checking in at QP counter if available, otherwise Business Counter with non-status, non-QP members who are travelling with me (only one, maybe two, I hasten to add, never tried with more).

    As stated above, approach the counter together, and ensure it's clear one of you has the bona fides to be using the counter, and that you're travelling together (and presumably want to be seated togther).

    Given you have PS as well as QP I'd be surprised if there's an issue.

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    Re: lhr ck in business counter

    Quote Originally Posted by tuapekastar
    As a QP member, I've never had any problems checking in at QP counter if available, otherwise Business Counter with non-status, non-QP members who are travelling with me (only one, maybe two, I hasten to add, never tried with more).

    As stated above, approach the counter together, and ensure it's clear one of you has the bona fides to be using the counter, and that you're travelling together (and presumably want to be seated togther).

    Given you have PS as well as QP I'd be surprised if there's an issue.
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    Re: lhr ck in business counter

    'As stated above, approach the counter together, and ensure it's clear one of you has the bona fides to be using the counter, and that you're travelling together (and presumably want to be seated togther).'

    Thanks all, it isn't absolutely necessary we sit together, but our tickets will show we are definitely doing yul together.

    RE. olci, i have no status with ba, will i still be able to use this method if counter is horrendous?

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    Re: lhr ck in business counter

    Quote Originally Posted by parsonstrish
    RE. olci, i have no status with ba, will i still be able to use this method if counter is horrendous?
    Use OLCI 24 hours before departure and you can get checked in and BPs issued; at LHR, just need to go to fast bag drop.

    Unlike QFs cruddy OLCI, BA's OLCI does allow access to seats such as exit rows , so def worth using.

    If you have Sapphire status, you can of course pre-select seats, so have a good chance of a decent seat

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    Dave,
    for olci, do i go to manage my booking and enter my reservation details and surname? Does that then bring up olci?

    Trying not to be a worry wart but with all the baggage that has been lost at lhr, are my chances less of this occuring by using check in counter or bag drop?

    I realize this is a 'crystal ball' kind of ?, interested in what people think,
    cheers


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