DL - new boarding pass format

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  1. rwoman
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    Discussion FT as well as DL posting on their FB Page
     
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    I'm all for trying to make the BP better but I'm not sure why they left all that white space.
     
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    Well, they implemented another NW feature of multiple flights on one boarding pass. That only took 2 years.

    My thoughts on the white space is there will be ads there shortly!
     
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    great, just what I need in my life, more freak'n ads. :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't see any indication of status here, just SkyPriority.
     
  7. rwoman
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    On FT, some posted images of real ones and it does show their DM/SP/SC.

    :)
     
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    OTOH, I think I like not having the fare class showing prominently as it is not anyone's business. I always liked the PMNW idea that FAs did not know who was upgraded, thus in fare class something like Z, V, G, X.
     
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    Negative. This change still does not put multiple flights on a single BP like NW was able to do. Everyone else is reporting that multiple BP's still spit out for multiple flights.

    Edit: The DL blog says that the white space will be filled with flight information for up to four flights on a single BP "in the coming months!" If this is DL IT running this project then maybe by 2013...

    I happen to agree with others that we will likely see ads being printed in the extra white space until the above happens.

    I like the idea of making the flight that the BP is applicable for (e.g. MSP-AMS) in big letters but why is everything so small?

    -RM
     
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    The post on the DL blog says that within a couple of months (I believe that's 18-24 calendar months, after converting from DL months), they will be able to put four flights on a single BP. Not sure if that's just OLCI BPs or all BPs.

    The small SKYPRIORITY at the top is going to make it harder for the gatekeepers at security lanes to verify people belong there, or else they're just going to let everyone through who tries.
     
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    The real improvement is they now include arrival and departure times -- of course NW did that for years....

    There's one advantage of one boarding pass per flight -- if you get upgraded for one flight of several flights, you only have to swap one piece of paper and can keep everything else.

    One time, and only one time, did I try printing boarding passes two sided, and the "intelligent" person checking boarding passes and IDs for TSA looked at the wrong side and thought I was in the wrong city and wouldn't let me got through the line, until I pointed out....

    (true story)

    DTWBOB.
     
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    Looks exceptionally "clean". There's still room for improvement but It's definitely better than the old BP.
     
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    This doesn't mean that the manifest is changing. I'm sure the FA's can still tell who is upgraded
     
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    That space is reserved for TSA "agents" to scribble stuff with their hot pink colored sharpies. ;)
     
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    OMG, don't you know they are "officers" not "agents". :rolleyes:
     
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    They are employees.
     
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    They are *artists*.
     
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    That white space seems like a great place to print a 'HOOU' coupon ;)
     
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    I just printed a BP at home and it shows the new style online as well.

    1) It says "Nyc-Kennedy," not "NYC-Kennedy." I imagine it's the same for LGA. Yeah, it's picky, but it looks weird.
    2) The first 6 digits of my SM number are X'd out. I haven't printed a BP at home in a while, but I do remember it printing the whole number out before.
    3) Still prints a HOOU coupon , just not on the boarding pass, but below it. Using Firefox with AdBlock disabled for DL.com
     
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    Another NWA feature. I like it due to security reasons. With the full Sky Miles number, the boarding pass gave 2 of the 3 keys needed to access your FF account. With only 10,000 possible choices for a pin (0-9999), someone who was determined enough could get your account by brute force.
     
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    Or with the two pieces of information, someone could try to guess the PIN, starting with 1234 and with finding your birthdate on the internet, your house number, etc.....all the common PINs people use because they're easy to remember.

    I want to say but who would leave a boarding pass laying around in a public place or in a seat back pocket, but I sometimes must turn them in for reimbursement and I never thought of trying to make the number unreadable.
     
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    Has anybody yet looked at the electronic BP to see if that has changed? If that is the same, it may now be time to use that exclusively wherever it works.
     
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    Whoever created the sample does not fly much. It shows the MSP-AMS nonstop departing from gate B23. I don't know whether there is a B23 as I have never been on the B concourse, but it's all small RJs and at least so far, DL has not enhanced the MSP hub by sending RJs TATL. The gate should be in the G1-G6 area.
     
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    Can this be nominated for geekiest post of the day? :)
     
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    Thank you.
     

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