Strange: ORD Admirals Club phones

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  1. ChicagoEric
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    So, I'm in the main Admiral's Club in Chicago and because my bberry blew up this morning, I'm using the phones in the business center.

    I've now had two people tell me that their caller ID says "Delta Airlines."

    Too funny. But how/why?
     
  2. sobore
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    Well I guess we now know where AA buys its used office equipment. [​IMG]
     
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    LOL, thats funny.
     
  4. dayone
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    I don't belive that this oddity is new.
     
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  5. ChicagoEric
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    Got to be a practical joke someone is playing, no?
     
  6. Wurm
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    Another possibility (strictly a guess) is that both DL and AA use (are required to use) the same ORD telephony vendor, and that vendor may have swapped out phone sets from a DL office into the AC without re-programming them?
     
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  7. prometheusg
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    Caller ID doesn't originate from the phone being used, so it's not a simple matter of grabbing a phone from DL and putting it in the AC. It originates at a switch or PBX; the calls get routed from there to their destination. Maybe the AC is renting the lines from a DL account? Or it was originally a DL line, but transferred to AA and nobody bothered to change the caller ID info? Don't know, but it's interesting.
     
  8. Wurm
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    Yes, at my company (and I'm sure many others) all of the caller and voicemails features are controlled by a Nortel "box" (BCM, I think it's called). I was thinking that maybe something got stored on the phone set, in some kind of non-volatile area (thankfully for my company, I have no role in the telecom stuff) :D
     
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    ChicagoEric, Do you happen to have this phone number? Apparently I can't find a phone number for the ORD Admirals Club anywhere. Thanks.
     
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    You want to call one the phones in the ORD AC business center and hope someone picks up? :eek:
     
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    I'm with you, pretty sure I've seen this oddity posted before on FT though I don't remember if there was ever a "why" attached to the story.
     
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    Maybe ORD are using old party line. Hello operator please ring through Transylvania 6-5000
     
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    Yes. I was trying to reach someone at the club. Left something there then. Now I'm trying to reach someone at the reception and there is no way to get to them as the 800 number is curt and impolite and won't transfer you. I think if you pay for a club membership, they should allow you to talk to the actual location in case of an emergency.
     
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    Well chances are if you call a phone in the business center you'll be talking to Admirals Club members/patrons, not AC staff. I don't believe AA publishes any Admirals Club numbers now. Have you tried calling the airport itself and asking to get in touch with the AC?
     
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    Having been in the AC's and SC at ORD last week...definitely NOT near each other!

    ;)
     
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    I'm actually surprised that people actually DO use the phones at the Admirals Club. I thought they were only there just because; like the satellite phones on some old UA birds.
     
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    Probably good for people who are visiting from abroad. I don't turn on my cell when overseas, so a free way to make a local call can be useful at times.
     
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    DL is getting ready to buy AA? :confused:
     
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    A glitch in the back-end, depending on how the phones are connected to the PSTN. But it is funny.
     

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