'CIP' - Printed on QF Boarding Pass - Meaning ??

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  1. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    For some time now when i pick up a BP with QF it has printed in the service information 'CIP' - does anyone else get these abbreviations and understand what they mean?

    I always forget to ask them, as it is always a mad rush with me.

    Who gets what on theirs?

    cheers SPRUCE :shock:
     
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  2. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    Commercially Important Person
    is the general accepted term

    Lucky you!
     
  3. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Computer Ink Problem. Were there any parts of the printout on the boarding pass missing? :lol:

    (Actually, yep - Commercially Important Person/Passenger). A tag that can be added by your travel arranger for certain people. Supposedly gives you some preference when things go wrong. There are a few threads on the topic here, I'll try and track them down.


    http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/community/your-questions/cip-what-does-it-mean-6675.html
    http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/community/your-questions/what-does-this-abbreviation-mean-4676.html
    http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/community/your-questions/commercially-important-passengers-8208.html
    http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/community/your-questions/how-do-qf-know-your-12641.html
     
  4. bambbbam2

    bambbbam2 Active Member

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    Completely Incontinent Person??

    We could have some fun here.. :D
     
  5. vt

    vt Member

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    How do you get Star Alliance PLAT? Which program is that?

    CIP is Commercially Important Passenger(Person)

    Usually means your a friend or relo of a staff/travel agent/senoir management.
     
  6. I think it's Starwood Frequent Guest platinum, rather than *A platinum.
     
  7. NM

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    That would be the Intercontinental Hotels Group program (Priority Club), with the Plat reference relating to the subsequently identified Royal Ambassador recognition level as shown on the one membership card.
     
  8. vt

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    my bolding

    :confused:
     
  9. NM

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    The lack of punctuation often leads to confusion :confused::confused::confused:
     
  10. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    I read it as Star Alliance PLAT as well. Otherwise it leaves Star Alliance sitting out there on its own.
     
  11. serfty

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    Many (10+) years ago, the company I was working at would book all my work travel - my BP's would generally have CIP printed on them ...

    All bookings arranged by that companies would have this Flag set ...
     
  12. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    Sorry I should have made that clear - SAA Plats, part of Star Alliance. Its very handy having a hand in both camps. Personally I miss the SIA PPS club, but thats the way it is at the moment.

    cheers SPRUCE :shock:
     
  13. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    i believe the long hand is 'Starwood Preferred Guest' or at least that what appears on my card.

    Cheers SPRUCE :rolleyes:
     
  14. vt

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    Ahh cool. Not being with *Alliance since the ANSETT collapse where I lost quite a bit of points. Inquiring minds and all that.
     

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