Companion and Sky Priority

Old Jan 5, 2018, 7:46 pm
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Companion and Sky Priority

Travelling EDI - AMS - IAD with a colleague next week. We're on separate tickets and he has no status.

Can i use my Sky Priority to:
check his bags in in his own name?
take both of us through fast track security?
Both use priority boarding?

Tried searching for answers but couldn't find anything in last year or two
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Old Jan 6, 2018, 12:48 am
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Yes, this is usually no problem. Just stay together. For the bag, under his name, he may get the Priority yellow rag, but the barcode will not include a priority information.
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Old Jan 6, 2018, 2:21 am
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In Birmingham they blocked my companion for doing priority security with me.
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Old Jan 6, 2018, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by Lewis42
In Birmingham they blocked my companion for doing priority security with me.
I had luck doing so in the past, things may have changed.
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Old Jan 6, 2018, 7:11 am
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> check his bags in in his own name?

Unlikely. I have had this done before but only once in my life.

> take both of us through fast track security?

Possibly. At AMS they'll usually prevent you from doing it but at outstations it's usually less of a problem.

> Both use priority boarding?

Not officially but practically that's almost always ok.
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Old Jan 6, 2018, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by Lewis42
In Birmingham they blocked my companion for doing priority security with me.
This will be the case everywhere where they scan the BP.

In Paris, it is manually checked and they are lenient when you present both BP together.
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Old Jan 6, 2018, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Lewis42
In Birmingham they blocked my companion for doing priority security with me.
Same here. I had better luck, though, when flying Star Alliance and specifically with my SK’s D card (and I’m relatively sure this is not EB/*A benefit either, especially at BHX). That aside and FYI for those (Sky Priority ‘holders’) departing from my home airport (WAW) with a companion: staff at the priority access point at the far end of CDE (i.e. not the one closer to the AF/KL check-in desks) are normally more flexible compared to their colleagues, possibly just luck (as both fast tracks are manned by staff reporting to the same firm) but just a data point after my weekly visits and reports from other colleagues.

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Old Jan 7, 2018, 12:16 pm
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SP is strictly personal, so I'd prefer seeing them not allowing guests.

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Old Jan 8, 2018, 3:37 am
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now, or not?
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
now, or not?
Ahem, indeed it should have said "not", which I have fixed now.
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by mfkne
SP is strictly personal, so I'd prefer seeing them now allowing guests.
Although it is personal, at least one of its benefits presupposes someone else: the ability to guest someone (who has to fly the same flights as the SP cardholder) into the lounge. Allowing the travel companion (who, again, would have to fly the same flights as the SP cardholder) to go through fast track security would be a natural corollary of the previous benefit.
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by tff
Although it is personal, at least one of its benefits presupposes someone else: the ability to guest someone (who has to fly the same flights as the SP cardholder) into the lounge. Allowing the travel companion (who, again, would have to fly the same flights as the SP cardholder) to go through fast track security would be a natural corollary of the previous benefit.
SkyPriority has nothing to do with lounge access.

SP is only for

- fast track security, where available
- priority boarding
- priority checking and baggage handling.

Where you may be confused, SkyPriority is often automatically handed out at the same time as lounge access - business class, elites... But for example, Flex Eco tickets have SP but don't have lounge access.

Also, there is no such thing as SkyPriority card or cardholder. SkyPriority benefits are flight dependent.
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by Fabo.sk
SkyPriority has nothing to do with lounge access.

SP is only for

- fast track security, where available
- priority boarding
- priority checking and baggage handling.

Where you may be confused, SkyPriority is often automatically handed out at the same time as lounge access - business class, elites... But for example, Flex Eco tickets have SP but don't have lounge access.

Also, there is no such thing as SkyPriority card or cardholder. SkyPriority benefits are flight dependent.
You are right indeed. I wrote my post based on ST E+ status alone and not on SP.
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by tff
(who, again, would have to fly the same flights as the SP cardholder)
This is also not true. The guest must also be flying on SkyTeam flights but they need not the same as the Elite member when entering a lounge.
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by CyBeR
This is also not true. The guest must also be flying on SkyTeam flights but they need not the same as the Elite member when entering a lounge.
At least within FB, that is the rule:
Your guests must be traveling on the same flight as you, with AIR FRANCE, KLM or a SkyTeam alliance member airline. Additionally, your presence is required for your guests to enter the lounge.
https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/commo..._airfrance.htm
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