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What is the SEQ NBR on the QF BP?

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Yada Yada

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Stupid question coming up. Sorry, but inquiring minds want to know...

I'm sure some of you must have done this - you're on approach to your destination (which seems to start 20 minutes or more before scheduled landing), you've read the QF magazine multiple times, you're not allowed to use your Pocket PC, you're tired of wrestling with the SMH/Age, and there is nothing else to do. You see the BP sticking out of your shirt pocket so you get it out and study it, hoping to alleviate the boredom.

I've been wondering for a while now what the SEQ NBR is on QF's BPs. Does anyone know?

- Peter :)
 

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"Sequence Number" or what part of the queue you were in when the ticket was issued.

Bit of a shame that BP's don't contain the fine print that old paper tix had for the extremely bored.

You could wave it around and see if you get any response from like minded pax next time ....
 

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Yada Yada said:
I've been wondering for a while now what the SEQ NBR is on QF's BPs. Does anyone know?
The sequence/order in which it was it issued for that flight.
 

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Or to put in simple terms, a SEQ NBR of 1 means you were the first person to check in for the flight. A sequence number of 167, means you were 167th person to check in for the flight, and if that flight is on a 168 seat aircraft - you were also the second last person to check in, and count yourself lucky!
 

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Ah... OK, thanks guys. Might be fun to keep a log on my pocket pc to see what my average seq nbr is.

I just wish they would let me use my pocket pc for the entire flight. It is set to flight mode and b/t and i/r are both switched off, so I can't see how it would be a problem.
 

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Groundfeeder said:
"Sequence Number" or what part of the queue you were in when the ticket was issued.
It is check-in sequence number and had nothing to do with when the ticket was issued.
 

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NM, I think groundfeeder confused the terms Boarding Pass and ticket :oops:
 

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I've been surprised on the odd occasion when I've arrived horribly early due to circumstances (like about 3 hours prior) and I've been about number 30 or so! Some people must really want to make sure they don't miss the plane.
 

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Warks said:
I've been surprised on the odd occasion when I've arrived horribly early due to circumstances (like about 3 hours prior) and I've been about number 30 or so! Some people must really want to make sure they don't miss the plane.

Or perhaps they are trying their hardest to get the maximum value out of the QP! :wink:
 

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Or perhaps they are flying several sectors and got checked all the way through at the beginning of their journey.
 

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Or are doing a same day return and have checked in for both outbound and return flights in the morning.

The other day I was no 18 checking in for my MEL-CBR, leaving 45 mins later, and no 20 for the CBR-MEL flight not departing for 8 hrs!
 

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Warks said:
I've been surprised on the odd occasion when I've arrived horribly early due to circumstances (like about 3 hours prior) and I've been about number 30 or so! Some people must really want to make sure they don't miss the plane.
SEQ 001 has been issued to me on several occasions. Usually for domestic connection following arrival from a long international sector. So check-in at FRA for flights FRA-LHR-MEL-BNE and there is a good chance you will have a very low sequence number for the MEL-BNE boarding pass. Such checkin may be almost 24 hours before the flight.

Note that when checkin happens before the flight's seating has been allocated by the overnight computer batch processing run, you won't necessarily get your seating preference. My preference is forward aisle and I will often be allocated 1A when checkin is so early at an international port. At that time you can generally ask for any specific seat since none have yet been allocated.
 

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I checked in at 2.50pm Friday (today) to get an earlier flight (4.30pm) and my Seq number is 143.

I just loaded up my laptop in the Sydney Qantas Pub, plugged myself in and now surfing the net watching the cricket.

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On Weds when I purchased a ticket approx 15 mins before departure (in MEL) and picked up the BP at the gate, the seq nbr was 193.
 
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Yada Yada said:
On Weds when I purchased a ticket approx 15 mins before departure (in MEL) and picked up the BP at the gate, the seq nbr was 193.

Were you worried when you saw the Dash8 at the gate?
 
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Yada Yada said:
On Weds when I purchased a ticket approx 15 mins before departure (in MEL) and picked up the BP at the gate, the seq nbr was 193.

Were you worried when you saw the Dash8 at the gate?

Nasty!

I often get SEQ 01 on Crash-8s, as I'm an obsessively early prick who will check in at NTL 60 minutes or more before a flight, when you can get away with 15 min (checked baggage) or 5 min with carry-on only.
 
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The sequence number can be used as a rough guide as to how full a flight may be.

If you know the aircraft can handle 150 PAX and you check in 35 mins before the flight, a sequence number around 80 generally means it will not be much more than half full.

However, if you get that 80 two hours before the scheduled departure time you can be pretty sure it will be quite full.
 

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d00t said:
Were you worried when you saw the Dash8 at the gate?

Yep, but I could see them strapping seats onto the wings so I was at least assured of a good view. 8)
 

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Yes when I've flown DRW-ADL-SYD I've had my BP issued for ADL-SYD it's usually been no 1. That's because QF in DRW doesn't open until 10 am and the QP doesn't open until 11am :twisted: . Not much to do in a few spare hours in Darwin...
 
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