Asked to check in 4.5 hours early!

Old Aug 29, 2023, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by indomie
Even the business class line (where we were) took over two hours to get through at 3 hours before departure with only two agents.
Ouch. I have checked bags with QR in J about 40 times and it never took more than 10 mins (regardless of airport), though admittedly at LHR the OWE status accelerated that (with an F counter being available).

Most memorable was a journey to BKK without any queuing (not at check-in, not at boarding, and not at immigration), with the bag delivered at the belt right next to the immigration counter and just reaching me as I approached.
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Old Aug 30, 2023, 12:13 am
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Originally Posted by SilverChris
I think the QR segments were AA-marketed. But still, it doesn't sound like the OP's onward ticket was on the same PNR, so it's highly unlikely protection was due.
Originally Posted by FlyingScientist
Please note: ...in the same PNR...
I stand corrected. Glad I didn't have to face that situation.
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Old Aug 30, 2023, 12:20 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingScientist
Ouch. I have checked bags with QR in J about 40 times and it never took more than 10 mins (regardless of airport), though admittedly at LHR the OWE status accelerated that (with an F counter being available).

Most memorable was a journey to BKK without any queuing (not at check-in, not at boarding, and not at immigration), with the bag delivered at the belt right next to the immigration counter and just reaching me as I approached.
I'm not quite at 40, though probably getting close, and my experience has been the same INCLUDING ten or so flights out of Houston. It was inexcusably chaotic this time. I kept trying to downplay it to the first timer behind me in line, but as one hour dragged into two that became harder to do. Hopefully the memory of the experience aboard makes her forget about the abysmal check in experience.
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Old Nov 25, 2023, 3:14 am
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November 2023 checking in. This ain't just an american thing... I'm flying from Rome (Italy) to Doha in 2 days and just got a notification to arrive 4 hours before (same style message). For a 8:30 AM flight.
Welp. that ain't gonna happen. I'll update this thread if I remember
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