lhr ck in business counter

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  1. parsonstrish

    parsonstrish Active Member

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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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  2. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    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.
     
  3. NM

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    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.
     
  4. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    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

    Dave
     
  5. Blackcat

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    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!)

    More to come in my upcoming trip report...
     


  6. tuapekastar

    tuapekastar Established Member

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    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.
     
  7. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Ex MEL I have checked in at the F counter with 3 x NB and 1 x SG. No questions asked.
     
  8. parsonstrish

    parsonstrish Active Member

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    '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?
     
  9. Dave Noble

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    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

    Dave
     
  10. parsonstrish

    parsonstrish Active Member

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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
     
  11. Commuter

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    My non-status spouse always checks in with me (WP) at whichever counter I might use when we fly together, and we have not encountered any problem.
     
  12. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    Yup. If you have your record locator , then you can get into Manage My Booking. If you go in now, as a sapphire member, you can do seat selection. 24 hrs before departure, you can do OLCi

    Dave
     
  13. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Isn't Trish OW Ruby as she is QF PS?
     
  14. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    whoops. no pre-selection as ruby... def want to use OLCI and nab a good seat at T-24

    Dave
     
  15. simongr

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    You have to think about the little people Dave ;);)
     
  16. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    I do. Havent u seen the PLT challenge thread :D

    Dave
     
  17. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    I might have heard of it ....
     

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