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Old 03-26-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Because he wants backup. See his other thread.
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If you want to be sure this will work, don't scan the boarding pass. Use a different method of identifying yourself to the kiosk that doesn't indicate you have a boarding pass in your possession! (Insert your credit card or enter your itinerary number.) That way, you'll be covered if the kiosk is programmed to not offer printed passes to people who have an electronic pass in their possession.

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Old 03-26-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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If you want to be sure this will work, don't scan the boarding pass. Use a different method of identifying yourself to the kiosk that doesn't indicate you have a paper boarding pass! (Insert your credit card or enter your itinerary number.)
Hey... I can type the number in easy. I just want to know if anyone had actually scanned their barcode on their phone to get a back up copy of the BP. On AA, if you type the number in, then you have to go through about 6 questions.

And yes, some of us are old school and don’t trust our electronics because we come from a time when electronics were not all that reliable, and know times now when they are not. Heck, I was at Walmart in the middle of a checkout kiosk and the entire store suddenly lost power for about 5 minutes. Shiht happens, and having it happen in the middle of the security line is just not fun, especially when you are traveling with someone else who was already through the line. I want my airline travel to be BORING not painful.
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I think you are just over complicating.



I'm a giant tech nerd with a flagship phone and I travel A LOT.

I still don't use the scan my phone method for the BP.



I get to the airport. I go to the kiosk. I swipe my driver's license. I get my paper boarding pass after answering a few questions. It's pretty quick easy and painless.


Just print the boarding pass at home or at the airport. Forget relying on the phone. THIS FROM A#1 TECH NERD GUY!

Boom.
Next question?
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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I think you are just over complicating.
Boom.
Next question?
LOL
Its my right to do it my way, not your way. Your way works for you because Murphy’s Law doesn’t follow YOU around like it does me. If it can go wrong it will go wrong for me---always been that way. If I’m prepared with back-ups, then it never goes wrong. For example, if I take the flu shot I always get the flu. If I don’t take it, I never get the flu even if my wife gets the flulike she did two weeks ago, coughing in the house for days).

PLEASE....If you don’t have the answer to my simple question, don’t make up another question and answer that!

Yes.... I have the number handy. Yes I can see an agent. Yes I can and mostly do print a back up at home(of course on the return trip I won’t be at home anymore). Yes I can punch the number in at the kiosk. Yes I can scan my passport.

BUT>>>>>>>>>> does anyone know if the scanning the barcode on the iPhone BP on the kiosk actually works. Simple question. Answer that
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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We're just talking, man. Getting off topic a bit. That's what we do here. Take it easy.

No one here can answer your question.... because no one does that.

If AA says it will work, then I would believe that.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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We're just talking, man. Getting off topic a bit. That's what we do here. Take it easy.

No one here can answer your question.... because no one does that.

If AA says it will work, then I would believe that.
In addition to this, chances are good that it will work just as well as having your boarding pass scanned at the checkpoint (which my son did twice this week without issue).
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:53 PM
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How many boarding pass threads we're going to have, OP?
This is your #4. Enough of it, please...
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:07 PM
 
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Sorry. I have just had a lot of different boarding pass questions. And some of them are still not answered.
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:14 PM
 
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because no one does that.
Lots of people do it or it wouldn’t be on the menu. What you really mean is that “no one who has seen the question here has actually used that method”. I’m still hoping that someone who has can tell me whether it simply prints the paper BP immediately, or whether you still have to go through the 6 or seven questions.
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