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Doing OLCI on behalf of someone else. What will I need?

Doing OLCI on behalf of someone else. What will I need?

Old Nov 18, 03, 5:45 pm
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Doing OLCI on behalf of someone else. What will I need?

On Friday my girlfriend is flying over from the Washington

She has registered with British Airways, the thing where they send you the newsletters, but she is not in Executive Club. She uses a username and password rather than a Exec Club number to login.

As she is going to be in Washington when the 12hr threshold comes up I am going to volunteer to OLCI for her. She is currently in bad seats and no matter who I call at BA they can't move her to a bulkhead as 'they are reserved until 24hrs before departure for those with children'. As many people who fly WT dont know about OLCI I am still holding out that I can get a half decent seat 12hrs before the flight.

I have done OLCI from Britain and seem to remember the only thing I would need to do it for my girlfriend would be her passport number (which in my case was stored in BA systems)

1) Can I OLCI on behalf of someone else? or would the BA system recongise a computer in the UK is trying to perform an operation that should be occuring in the US?

2) Presuming I can do it what information would I need? Does the OLCI for flying out of the US use a different system / need different ID criteria to that of someone flying out of the UK

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Old Nov 18, 03, 6:16 pm
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Passport number, Passport expiry date, date of birth and booking res. number. And seat preference
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Old Nov 18, 03, 6:44 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by awm:
And seat preference </font>
Seat 2A, sadly not even the guys at the Speedbird tier EC line could help me with this

thanks for that info, awm


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Old Nov 19, 03, 12:24 am
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If it is as slow for you as it has been for me this last 12 hours, you will need the patience of a saint - I have given up!

Surely BA must know how cr*p OLCI can be (though other times it can be very good...)
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Old Nov 19, 03, 3:54 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by awm:
Passport number, Passport expiry date, date of birth and booking res. number. And seat preference </font>
If she is a US citizen, I think they have to ask you for a contact number & name in case of emergency, but I am fairly sure you can just refuse to give one. (It's the asking by the airline that is mandatory, not the reply by passenger)
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Old Nov 19, 03, 5:38 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by fbgdavidson:
or would the BA system recongise a computer in the UK is trying to perform an operation that should be occuring in the US?</font>
Yes, it will also do a reverse-lookup on the IP address of the offending computer, resolve the IP address to a real address via your ISP and then send the BA heavies around with their pepper sprays and 'dont mess with BA' calling cards...

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Old Nov 19, 03, 6:01 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by dnw:
Yes, it will also do a reverse-lookup on the IP address of the offending computer, resolve the IP address to a real address via your ISP and then send the BA heavies around with their pepper sprays and 'dont mess with BA' calling cards...</font>
Don't take the pi$$! I dont know
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Old Nov 19, 03, 6:02 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by fraisse10:
If it is as slow for you as it has been for me this last 12 hours, you will need the patience of a saint - I have given up!

Surely BA must know how cr*p OLCI can be (though other times it can be very good...)
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Neither me or any other member of the family ( ) has ever had any problems using OLCI at home on a crappy dial-up connection, maybe I'm lucky
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Old Nov 19, 03, 8:07 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by fbgdavidson:
Don't take the pi$$! I dont know </font>
You think I'm joking

What was the name of that guy that complained about bits of glass in a drink...
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Old Nov 19, 03, 12:45 pm
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Fraisse 10, I quite agree. This is quite ridiculous, what sort of rubbish system is this?

Whoever put this out into the public domain should hand his head in shame.
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