New OLCI BP format

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Old Jan 31, 12, 10:33 pm
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New OLCI BP format

Didn't see or find by search any other posts about this, so this change may be new tonight. Just checked in for my flight tomorrow and the format of the boarding pass printed out from online check-in is totally re-designed from the old style that has been in use for the last few years, including as recently as my flight this past Sunday.

I don't have anything to scan and post an image here, but there are no longer two "halves" to it (name, seat number, flight number, etc only appear once). Lots of white space, one small barcode on the right side, to and from airport codes in large size "Delta" font. Arrival time is given in addition to departure and "boarding" times. Nice security/privacy feature that most of the digits of the SkyMiles number are now X'd out. Fare code is not printed. PNR code and ticket number are in small type turned 90 degrees by the barcode.
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Old Jan 31, 12, 10:59 pm
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Interesting. Anyone upload a pic?
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Does it finally cover all connections with one BP, or at least put them all on one page like a certain no longer existent carrier?
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Originally Posted by mtkeller View Post
Does it finally cover all connections with one BP, or at least put them all on one page like a certain no longer existent carrier?
Nope, still multiple boarding passes. Can't upload right now, but the origin-destination is in large font, there is only one barcode, your SkyMiles number is XXXXXXXX format, and it does give the departing time, arriving time, and layover. It's a nice, clean look.

Edited....I discovered an issue with the name that may be a problem. If you are a Jr., etc, that doesn't print out anymore. It did on the old BPs. So the BP may not match exactly the ID.

I wonder if the kiosk BPs have changed.

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Old Feb 1, 12, 4:26 am
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The kiosk spit out the new format this morning too. It is a cleaner look.

Here is a really lousy cell phone shot. Edit: Since my cellphone shot was not clear at all, I replaced it with the image from the Delta blog post about the new BPs.



Name is in the upper left, seat is in the lower-center and PNR and ticket # are lower right, printed sideways, next to the barcode.

The connection BP has the layover time above the flight departure and arrival information in the lower right.

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Old Feb 1, 12, 4:57 am
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Better but damn that's a lot of white space. Blow up some of those tiny fonts and it would still be clean. Arrival time is a welcome addition.
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Old Feb 1, 12, 5:07 am
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Better but damn that's a lot of white space. Blow up some of those tiny fonts and it would still be clean. Arrival time is a welcome addition.
The SKYPRIORITY is in particularly small font relative to the importance of it getting you through security quickly. Interesting to note that the fare class is not showing Y, so the speculation of going to just F/J/Y instead of reflecting the actual booking class hasn't come true for kiosk BPs yet.
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With all that white space you would think they could print two legs on a single boarding pass. Maybe that's still in the works.
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Old Feb 1, 12, 6:22 am
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With all that white space you would think they could print two legs on a single boarding pass. Maybe that's still in the works.
While I agree it would be nice to have two legs on one pass, I think the white space makes it look sharp.
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While I agree it would be nice to have two legs on one pass, I think the white space makes it look sharp.
That white space will probably soon be filled with ads...Honey Baked Hams may sign up....
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Originally Posted by mtkeller View Post
The SKYPRIORITY is in particularly small font relative to the importance of it getting you through security quickly. Interesting to note that the fare class is not showing Y, so the speculation of going to just F/J/Y instead of reflecting the actual booking class hasn't come true for kiosk BPs yet.
The skypriority font size cannot be smaller then the "eliteplus" font on my gold medallion skymiles card
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The skypriority font size cannot be smaller then the "eliteplus" font on my gold medallion skymiles card
A protozoa cannot be smaller than that.
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Old Feb 1, 12, 7:06 am
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The skypriority font size cannot be smaller then the "eliteplus" font on my gold medallion skymiles card
I meant to make that joke and forgot, so I'm glad you did!

If it makes you feel any better, the Elite Plus on my PM card isn't any bigger than it was on my GM card. This is one area where the other alliances really do a much better job, as I think some sort of gem/metal makes it easier to put a logo on that lounge dragons can universally recognize without needing a scanning electron microscope.
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Old Feb 1, 12, 7:26 am
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It appears this is part of a change to enable paid "premium" coach seats. My colleagues (no status) checked in at a kiosk just now and it was going to charge them for exit row and the blue "premium" seats on the seat map, which is new to my knowledge. The machine wanted $29 for an exit row seat. Their boarding passes also printed out from the kiosk in the new format.
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Originally Posted by TTT View Post
The kiosk spit out the new format this morning too. It is a cleaner look.

Here is a really lousy cell phone shot.



Name is in the upper left, seat is in the lower-center and PNR and ticket # are lower right, printed sideways, next to the barcode.

The connection BP has the layover time above the flight departure and arrival information in the lower right.
Ohhh, you sLUT ticket user you. You, you, the nerve, you, you ham sandwich.











j/k TTT. I've had the wonderful opportunity of flying on sLUT tickets multiple times this year already as I actually setup appointments with clients more than 30 days in advance, which is something that didn't happen once in 2011. I bought more H and M then I would ever care to do.


I love the fact the borading passes give out an estimated arrival time. I generally have no clue what that time is, and as I talk to the wife a few minutes before every flight takes off, one of the questions I always get is "what time do you land" as I call her upon landing. Won't have to screw around trying to remember or find it anymore.

on this part of the change.
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