- Jun 30, 2002
I had a crack at checking in for a flight to MEL tomorrow, but bad things seem to happen halfway through the process when Cannot Find Server messages started appearing
beardoc said:Which one was bumped, though, out of interest?
$29 printer and $49 ink cartridge, is it?JohnK said:Plus I collect boarding passes and the ones issued at airport are a lot better than something printed on A4 paper on my $29 printer at home.
JohnK said:Mark, I agree with you as well. With online check-in now available on domestic flights it would be a good time to start pre-allocating row 4 to someone with higher status rather than leaving it open for first person using online checkin to allocate.
This seems like standard procedure, in line with allocating more experienced operators to higher status callers on the Qantas switch.BJReplay said:Ok for all you people with status, but not for me (yet)
I have had a few years where I have not flown for business, just occasional lesiure, and I noticed that my allocated seats have been moving further back down the plane. I can't explain why my preference is being ignored, other than I currently have a low status.
BJReplay said:The FA at the gate told me that it was the first OLCI that she had scanned - but she knew what it was. Came to have a look at it once we were underway.
But you still kept the seat you'd chosen, right?oz_mark said:After my dramas with the site, I managed to get one printed, but during boarding not one of the four bar codes actually scanned. Had to go back and get the old school boarding pass.
garyjohn951 said:barcodes from inkjet printers have a habit of not scanning, usually needs to be at least a laser. Wonder which type members have been using ?
There is the problem. You need the model that makes coffee as well .oz_mark said:A big all singing, all dancing Ricoh laser. It was actually the office printer (it prints, it scanes, it photocopies, it collates, it staples etc. etc.) Not sure you could blame the printer.
The Australian said:Qantas moves to web check in
OCTOBER 05, 2006 WITH security measures making airline check-in an increasingly long process, Qantas has announced plans for domestic passengers to bypass queues with online check-in.
Passengers could check-in online up to a day in advance, but would still be required to submit baggage for checking at the airport, the company said.
Passengers would be able to choose preferred seats and print their own bar-coded boarding passes.
"This new style of boarding pass will also be introduced progressively for customer checking in at our airport counters," Qantas executive general manager John Borghetti said.
In August, Qantas announced plans for a trial of in-flight mobile phone services for business class passengers.
oz_mark said:The Australian, with its finger obviously on the pulse had the following article today. Interesting (for me at least) was that they would be moving to the new style of boarding pass at the airport counters as well. Seems reasonable as I would assume A4 paper is cheaper than the current boarding pass, but they will need to ensure they do in fact scan.
Interline with OLCI won't be an issue. OLCI is restriced to fully domestic e-ticketed itineries.Mal said:I thought Qantas said a couple of years ago that they had to stay with the magstripe boarding cards due to OneWorld(?) or IATA(?) requirements for interlining of passengers or somthing similar?
Wonder what they will do in that circumstance, although I'm sure it isn't too difficult to keep a mag printer around somewhere just for international connections.
garyjohn951 said:Yes, paper is a big problem with barcoding and worse with inkjets. Most manufacturers if an item is not actully barcoded in the first print and they use labels use a thermal printer on proper labels. Our firm was told most ordinary papers the barcode will run and this can at times not be seen with the naked eye. Recycle paper is absorbent more than new paper too.