Automatic Check-In?

Old May 1, 08, 11:42 am
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Question Automatic Check-In?

Hi all,

on my last flight I experienced something funny. Maybe you can help me with that.

I went to the Check-In machine, inserted my card and got the information "You are already checked in" or something like that. I was quite amazed because I have not checked in, neither by phone nor by OLCI. At the desk I asked and the lady told me that maybe SEN service did that for me.

Anybody knows if this is a common procedure?
If so, what are the rules for being checked-in by SEN service?
Or is this a SEN+ perk?

The SEN hotline could not answer my question either, they said there is no such service.

Any help appreciated.
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Old May 1, 08, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by lnz View Post
If so, what are the rules for being checked-in by SEN service?
Or is this a SEN+ perk?
As a SEN or HON you're automatically checked in when the flight opens for check-in if there's a chance it'll get overbooked to prevent you from getting bumped.
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Old May 1, 08, 1:27 pm
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As hch mentioned: status pax get auto check-in on oversold flights.
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Old May 1, 08, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Rambuster View Post
As hch mentioned: status pax get auto check-in on oversold flights.
I think, that this minimize the op-up chances. If you are showing up late, you are already checked in.
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Old May 1, 08, 1:51 pm
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I would assume that these flights are oversold in all cabins and thus the auto check-in protects status pax from being bumped if arriving late. Actually a good feature.
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Old May 1, 08, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by hch View Post
As a SEN or HON you're automatically checked in when the flight opens for check-in if there's a chance it'll get overbooked to prevent you from getting bumped.
Quite nice, does this work on all *A flights worldwide?
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Old May 1, 08, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by lnz View Post
Quite nice, does this work on all *A flights worldwide?
Only LH. (not sure about LX & OS??)
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Old May 1, 08, 2:18 pm
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Thanks for the info.

I will try to find out for OS.
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Old May 1, 08, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by szg View Post
I think, that this minimize the op-up chances. If you are showing up late, you are already checked in.

To the contrary -- I am always already check in by the time I arrive -- sometimes 10-12 hours before. No influence on op-ups whatsoever.
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Old May 1, 08, 3:04 pm
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Recently, I was auto-checked-in for a flight that was half empty.
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Old May 2, 08, 3:06 am
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i was told that all SEN/HON get auto checked in 2 hours before the flight. full or not. but you should regardless be able to get your BP out of the machine and not have to go to the counter.

Would also say it has no influence on op-ups. Received them as early as the evening before as late as at the gate when they put the boarding pass into the reader. so am tempted to say they come independent from time of check in.
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Old May 2, 08, 3:37 am
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Originally Posted by flysurfer View Post
Recently, I was auto-checked-in for a flight that was half empty.
dito, I was checked in in BRE few weeks ago, even if the flight wasn't full at all. Good things: Seatblocking worked and no problems with CKI deadline (I arrived after the normal deadline, but before the pickupdeadline fpr precheckedin pax)...
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BTW: US Airways also does this. I arrived late at PHX an hour ago and was check into a direct PHX-HNL (from PHX-OGG-HNL). They bumped another First Class passenger off his seat as he did not check in already (4h before the flight).
US25 apparently is overbooked by 25 people right now.
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Old May 2, 08, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by hscholz View Post
BTW: US Airways also does this. I arrived late at PHX an hour ago and was check into a direct PHX-HNL (from PHX-OGG-HNL). They bumped another First Class passenger off his seat as he did not check in already (4h before the flight).
US25 apparently is overbooked by 25 people right now.
You poor soul, having to fly on US !
My last experience on US was out of LAS. The FA made an announcement before takeoff an accused everyone of drinking heavily the night before (as this is Vegas) and said: "We are expecting some turbulence and if anyone needs to vomit, please call now before take-off to get a sick bag - we don't want you all vomiting during the climb"....unbelievable.
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Old Jun 26, 08, 5:01 am
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Originally Posted by Rambuster View Post
As hch mentioned: status pax get auto check-in on oversold flights.
Today for my flight back from WAW I canīt use the OLCI, because I am already checked in. Have now seen, that my flight is overbooked.
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