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Old Mar 12, 19, 6:37 am
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OLCI Questions

Just seeking some quick advice:

When does OLCI open? I've seen various information on this on different splash screens - from 24 hours all the way out to 72... Last time I flew QR it was 36 I think.

Can I change seats after OLCI and/or getting boarding passes?
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Old Mar 12, 19, 6:51 am
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I thought it was 48 hours?
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Old Mar 12, 19, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by celtic_warrior View Post
I thought it was 48 hours?
As I say, I've seen various:

72 hours
48 hours (most common)
24-36 hours in the app: (apologies if it's huge!)
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Old Mar 12, 19, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by celtic_warrior View Post
I thought it was 48 hours?
It seems that there was a recent change - before it was 48 hours before the first flight (EU to SEA), last week it was 48 hours before the second flight
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Old Mar 13, 19, 2:42 am
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Really no point with OLCI if you still have to pick up a properly printed boarding pass at check in desk when that is opened, no?
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Old Mar 13, 19, 2:51 am
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Originally Posted by Knodde View Post
Really no point with OLCI if you still have to pick up a properly printed boarding pass at check in desk when that is opened, no?
It depends on the airport you are departing of, in Munich for example, you can use the boarding pass stored in the Apple wallet, or the android one..
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Old Mar 14, 19, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by Knodde View Post
Really no point with OLCI if you still have to pick up a properly printed boarding pass at check in desk when that is opened, no?
A few possible benefits:
Seat Selection.
API data submission.
Flight timing check.
Acknowledges likelihood of flying (less chance of being bumped if overbooked).
OLCI queues shorter than regular queues.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 2:18 am
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Iím on QR2 in Y next Friday - itís looking very lightly loaded but Iíve seen other flights have large sections of the cabin blocked in that circumstance. So mostly I want to be sure I can try to secure us a row to ourselves even after the system moves everyone around - hence the question about alterations to seats.

The blocks seem to come in at T-72 and the shifting happens some time before T-48 AFAICT.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 7:24 am
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I'm now checked in - no shuffling occured as the flight isn't as light as I thought (still less than 50% loaded).

Question though: I can only download the Apple Wallet BP for the first leg (LHR-DOH QR2) but not the second (DOH-DAD QR994) - has anyone had that before? Is it due to a visa check...? [Seems odd to issue one BP if it is].

For the record: pressing the "add to wallet" button in the App just jumps to Wallet - I tried on mobile page in Safari and it seems it's only generating the one pass whichever one you actually try to save [I presume that they're normally linked so that you only actually save once for each flight series].
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