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Old Jun 18, 17, 6:42 pm   #1
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Old NWA multi leg single barcode boarding pass

Just cleaning out an old file cabinet. Found many old NWA boarding passes that had multi legs all on 1 boarding pass and 1 barcode. Yet another way before the times NWA could do 10 years ago that Delta still cannot. Just thinking of all the great things about nwa.com that Delta still has not implemented.
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Old Jun 18, 17, 6:44 pm   #2
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I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about, but if you're flying AAA-BBB-CCC, you can use the AAA-BBB boarding pass to board the BBB-CCC flight (and v/v).
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Old Jun 18, 17, 6:54 pm   #3
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I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about, but if you're flying AAA-BBB-CCC, you can use the AAA-BBB boarding pass to board the BBB-CCC flight (and v/v).
yes you can even use a sky club card or medallion card with a strip but the point is Delta inherited great technology and promised the world with it but to this date has basically come up short. The merger has brought many good things, better in flight service, better reliability (less the technology IT crashes) and more routes, but still waiting for online redemption of miles to upgrade, use of certificates online to confirm upgrades, etc. All things that were available before the merger that are still not available. And of course the search engine and partner availability that northwest had still hasn't been matched.
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Poster raises a good point. NWA technology allowed for all flight segments to be printed on one boarding pass.

As for using the first segment boarding pass for additional flights, how many people know that?
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Old Jun 18, 17, 7:11 pm   #5
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As for using the first segment boarding pass for additional flights, how many people know that?
I discovered it by accident . . . .

I boarded a flight once, and the scanner spat out a ticket with a different seat on it than I was expecting. Something just didn't add up. I was switched from row 4 to row 3 on (I thought) a CR9.

I asked the GA why she changed my seat, and she insisted that she didn't! OK, I boarded, and I went to sit down in row 3, and I realized that there WASN'T a row 4!!! Huh?!?

I got off the plane and asked if there was an equipment swap. I was told NO!

Finally, after I sat down, I realized that, the row 4 BP was for my NEXT flight!



Of course, I apologized to everybody!

<Those danged confusing CR7s and CR9s!>
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Old Jun 18, 17, 7:19 pm   #6
  
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I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about, but if you're flying AAA-BBB-CCC, you can use the AAA-BBB boarding pass to board the BBB-CCC flight (and v/v).
I think OP is talking about the fact that the vast majority of people would have no idea that this is true.
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Old Jun 18, 17, 7:49 pm   #7
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AS has also had this capability for years
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IIRC KLM has or had the multiple leg boarding passes.
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IIRC KLM has or had the multiple leg boarding passes.
I believe they still do as does AF. I think all of my flights returning to the US the past few years where I was checking in with either of the two airlines gave me just the one boarding pass no matter the number of connections.
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Old Jun 18, 17, 9:24 pm   #11
  
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You can use your SkyMiles card to board all your flights, enter Sky Clubs, and view your reservations at a kiosk. Sooo maybe Delta is ahead? Idk
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I think OP is talking about the fact that the vast majority of people would have no idea that this is true.
The vast majority of people also don't know that NW used to have itinerary/boarding pass hybrids... whether people are aware or not is irrelevant. The technology has existed.
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You can use your SkyMiles card to board all your flights, enter Sky Clubs, and view your reservations at a kiosk. Sooo maybe Delta is ahead? Idk
Now if only Delta could convince TSA to accept a SM card for checkpoint clearance.
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The vast majority of people also don't know that NW used to have itinerary/boarding pass hybrids... whether people are aware or not is irrelevant. The technology has existed.
Um, ok.
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I remember getting one of these for the first time and.....asking the check-in agent for my 'other boarding pass' as well, because I didn't realize both legs were on the same boarding pass. I expect this may have happened a lot with those of us who did not fly often and/or did now fly NW often at the time.

I encountered it recently on another airline (forget which one, but was flying home from international) and asked the same thing. Agent had to point to me that all legs were on the single boarding pass.

Until/unless this becomes common, it drives confusion for those not used to it. I wonder if that factored into DL's decision to retain separate boarding passes?
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