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Check in question for GLA when travelling onwards from LHR in F

Check in question for GLA when travelling onwards from LHR in F

Old Oct 18, 05, 4:29 pm
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Check in question for GLA when travelling onwards from LHR in F

I'm a bit early with this question I know, but I had a question for our more seasoned premium travellers. If you're connecting from a local airport (in my case GLA) but travelling onward in F on the same PNR, does it entitle you to check in using the Club Europe or Silver/Gold check-ins? I'm guessing the answer will be yes, but i dont want to turn up and look like a prat or come across as a DYKWIA kind of person.

Help, as always, appreciated.

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Old Oct 18, 05, 4:47 pm
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Hi,

I would have thought so.

( Also you might be able to get lounge access- mention that you are connecting in LHR in F)

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Old Oct 18, 05, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by efincomputer
I'm a bit early with this question I know, but I had a question for our more seasoned premium travellers. If you're connecting from a local airport (in my case GLA) but travelling onward in F on the same PNR, does it entitle you to check in using the Club Europe or Silver/Gold check-ins? I'm guessing the answer will be yes, but i dont want to turn up and look like a prat or come across as a DYKWIA kind of person.

Help, as always, appreciated.

Efin
Hi Ya

Well I was on a GLA<>DUB flight yesterday in Club Europe. I had to stand around for near enough 15minutes to check in even though I am BA Silver as well. BA at GLA have done away with Silver/Gold checkin.

To make matters worse I used the selfservice checkin and then had to wait in the Quick Drop (what a joke that name is).

Anyway when talking to the checkin staff they are also not happy that this has been changed as it means Silve/Gold and Business Pax at GLA dont have any perks apart from the lounge access.

I was talking to the staff and said that I was going to complain about it as its a joke now. They said that they want people to complain about it and write in as they think they should still have the Silver/Gold checkin desk.

So there you go, sorry for that bit of bad news. But I will say that the staff are very good and will help you out with most things. Worth talking to them.

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Old Oct 19, 05, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot
Hi,

I would have thought so.

( Also you might be able to get lounge access- mention that you are connecting in LHR in F)

Regards

TBS
At MAN, it would certainly be the case that as long as you were on an BA F class connecting flight, you could check in at the F/J desk and gain lounge access. In fact, it works for J as well. Mrs P has done this many times (even when the F/J connection was a redemption ticket).

The only issue at Glasgow may be the size of the lounge, but it would seem very mean-spirited to say no.
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Old Oct 19, 05, 1:23 am
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The answer is yes, but GLA hasn't had any premium check-in counter for yonks.

I tend to use OLCI or the machines, but I often end up carrying my regulation sized, but overweight luggage on with me because the fast bag drop queue is often long as well.
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Old Oct 19, 05, 4:21 am
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Originally Posted by pennineuk
The only issue at Glasgow may be the size of the lounge, but it would seem very mean-spirited to say no.
May I suggest a new excuse for the lounge agents:
"The angelfish gets very edgy when the lounge is full and has a nasty habit of eating his fellow goldfish"
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Old Oct 19, 05, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by thegoderic
The answer is yes, but GLA hasn't had any premium check-in counter for yonks.
Interesting - NCL still keeps its Silver/Gold/Premier check-in desk (only place i've seen Premier advertised) so you would have thought Glasgow could justify it given the significantly larger number of flights from there.
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Old Oct 19, 05, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by BA97.com
Interesting - NCL still keeps its Silver/Gold/Premier check-in desk (only place i've seen Premier advertised) so you would have thought Glasgow could justify it given the significantly larger number of flights from there.
Hi
I have sent an email off to customer services asking why they decided to shutdown the BS Siler/Gold checkin desk and also told them I am not happy with it at all as it takes away one of the reasons of using them whilst flying out of GLA.

I liked the idea before when there where no BA Silver/Gold then the person would call someone else forward to deal with them from the other Q.

Anyway, I would suggest other users of GLA please send in an email to customer services and complain about it.

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Old Oct 19, 05, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by BA97.com
Interesting - NCL still keeps its Silver/Gold/Premier check-in desk (only place i've seen Premier advertised) so you would have thought Glasgow could justify it given the significantly larger number of flights from there.
As does SOU - quite handy when going to get the keypad for access to the lounge. They also advertised Premier

IIRC the Terraces in the T4 Lounge Pavilion advertises access for Prems.
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Old Oct 19, 05, 3:13 pm
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i wondered about the premium desk, as when I was going through GLA a few weeks back I hadn't noticed the old sign for the silver/gold desk. Not to worry - we'd already been told by BA when we booked the redemption ticket that we would get domestic lounge access on both legs of the trip, as apparently the domestic ticket books into the "business" class - i'm assuming the class for the full-fare domestic ticket (which begs the question though why it doesnt allow you to use the seat pre-selection in MMB for the domestic legs...but that's a different gripe).

No matter what, i'm sure its going to be a fab trip. We've never had a bad trip on a BA flight yet (not sure if that's down to luck, or that we don't get bothered by any "small" issues during the flights) and i think, somehow, that looking forward to our first ever F flight and the NCW return will make the small matter of no separate checkin for Silver/Gold not an important thing.

On a related note though, i'm sure that GLA used to advertise Premier on the same desk as the Silver/Gold check-in - anyone else remember this? I always wondered if the domestic airports (anywhere in UK that's NOT LHR/LGW) that advertised Premier maybe had one or two that passed through there regularly. I regularly used to see this old couple on the GLA-LHR flights in the morning, who always seemed to be in 1D&F, and were always escorted onto the fight by a member of BA staff, and met and escorted off the flight at the other end (not escorted as in needed a hand walking, simply they had a personal escort). Always wondered if one of them was a Premier.

Anyway, thanks again for the advice - i guess we'll just have to "slum" it with all the rest of the great unwashed ;-).

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Old Oct 19, 05, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by BA97.com
Interesting - NCL still keeps its Silver/Gold/Premier check-in desk (only place i've seen Premier advertised) so you would have thought Glasgow could justify it given the significantly larger number of flights from there.
I just wish they would police it a little better- the Swissport agents on NCL checkin never bother to verify if you are actually silver or higher before proceeding with checkin.

Back in the good ole days when domestic and international were separated at NCL, silver/gold/prem exec club members had a fast track through security too... In reality it was a separate door leading to the same line, but it made you feel special to walk through it...
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Old Oct 19, 05, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by BA1321
I just wish they would police it a little better- the Swissport agents on NCL checkin never bother to verify if you are actually silver or higher before proceeding with checkin.

Back in the good ole days when domestic and international were separated at NCL, silver/gold/prem exec club members had a fast track through security too... In reality it was a separate door leading to the same line, but it made you feel special to walk through it...
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At Birmingham they certain police it. I was returning from a trip a few weeks ago and was in jeans and casual shirt, as soon as I started down the BA Silver/Gold line I was confronted by a young BA man who told me to use the other checkin desks.

Hmmm....Nice of him to do his job but he did not even ask if I was BA Sil/Gold.

Anyway, apart from that, its nice to be treated a bit special if your spending a lot of money with BA.

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