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Old 11-03-2001, 02:07 PM   #1
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Is it possible to check-in early at an open Delta ticket counter for an upcoming flight at an airport different than the one that you're departing from?

I'll be departing from my actual origin ~6 hours before my Delta segment is scheduled to depart with about 1000mi inbetween the airports.

So, basically, my two questions are:
  • Are there time limitations on how early you can check in? Are those strictly enforced?
  • Can you check-in from a different airport than you're departing from?

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Old 11-03-2001, 02:07 PM   #2
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Is it possible to check-in early at an open Delta ticket counter for an upcoming flight at an airport different than the one that you're departing from?

I'll be departing from my actual origin ~6 hours before my Delta segment is scheduled to depart with about 1000mi inbetween the airports.

So, basically, my two questions are:
  • Are there time limitations on how early you can check in? Are those strictly enforced?
  • Can you check-in from a different airport than you're departing from?

Thanks.

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Old 11-03-2001, 05:51 PM   #3
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is this on a connecting flight ?

usually you are checked all the way thru , even if you change carriers

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Old 11-03-2001, 05:51 PM   #4
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is this on a connecting flight ?

usually you are checked all the way thru , even if you change carriers

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Old 11-03-2001, 09:15 PM   #5
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Not a connecting flight. Two seperate tickets/reservations on different non-partner carriers.
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Old 11-03-2001, 09:15 PM   #6
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Not a connecting flight. Two seperate tickets/reservations on different non-partner carriers.
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Old 11-03-2001, 10:07 PM   #7
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then you are fscked , you have to checkin at the airport you are departing from on each ticket
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then you are fscked , you have to checkin at the airport you are departing from on each ticket
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Why? If I have a connecting flight, they clearly have the capability to provide me with a boarding pass for a flight depating from an airport other than the one where they work.

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Why? If I have a connecting flight, they clearly have the capability to provide me with a boarding pass for a flight depating from an airport other than the one where they work.

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Old 11-10-2001, 01:23 PM   #11
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Update:

I tried it on 11/9/2001 and was denied. Not only did the agent refuse to do it, but he was quite rude about it, even though I was friendly and approached it with a smile. He approached it with, “Are you first class?” as I left the line and walked up to the ticket counter.

I very clearly explained what I was trying to do when I approached him, but he responded with a “yeah, yeah” and completely ignored what I said as if I was an idiot that was wasting his time. He assumed I was flying AUS-ATL-SFO on DL. He insisted that they didn’t have a 8:20 flight.

I explained it very clearly a second time.

This time, he points out that he doesn’t have me on any flight AUS-ATL this evening.

I explained it very clearly a third time.

The little gears in his head started turning. He asked for my Skymiles card. I handed it to him; he did some typing, and then stated, “You can’t do that. I can’t do that. Nobody can do that. You have to check in at the airport that you’re departing from. I don’t care how you’re getting there, but I, uh, uh, you, nobody can do that. Okay?”

I thanked him and left the DL ticket counter.

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Old 11-10-2001, 01:23 PM   #12
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Update:

I tried it on 11/9/2001 and was denied. Not only did the agent refuse to do it, but he was quite rude about it, even though I was friendly and approached it with a smile. He approached it with, “Are you first class?” as I left the line and walked up to the ticket counter.

I very clearly explained what I was trying to do when I approached him, but he responded with a “yeah, yeah” and completely ignored what I said as if I was an idiot that was wasting his time. He assumed I was flying AUS-ATL-SFO on DL. He insisted that they didn’t have a 8:20 flight.

I explained it very clearly a second time.

This time, he points out that he doesn’t have me on any flight AUS-ATL this evening.

I explained it very clearly a third time.

The little gears in his head started turning. He asked for my Skymiles card. I handed it to him; he did some typing, and then stated, “You can’t do that. I can’t do that. Nobody can do that. You have to check in at the airport that you’re departing from. I don’t care how you’re getting there, but I, uh, uh, you, nobody can do that. Okay?”

I thanked him and left the DL ticket counter.

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