Viewing BA e-tickets

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  1. The Saint
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    The Lan.com site offers a useful function to view e-tickets.

    http://www.lan.com/cgi-bin/recibo_eticket/recibo_eticket.cgi

    Enter your booking reference and surname (doesn't work with ticket numbers).

    Especially handy when you have changed a booking to see whether the e-ticket has been correctly updated.
     
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    I find it a bit hit and miss with no real pattern I can identify - sometimes it works with PNR+name for me, others it only works if I put in the ticket number + name instead. When it does work though, it's very handy!
     
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    Sorry, I should have made clear that it is good for viewing BA e-tickets via PNR (not e-ticket). It doesn't like BD PNRs at all.

    G-BOAC have you managed to get it to display other carriers e-tickets through ticket numbers?
     
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    No, sorry, I meant BA tickets too - I can't find a reason for it, but sometimes it won't work for me with PNR but does with a ticket number, and vice versa. Very odd [​IMG]
     
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  5. Do you know if it would work for other (non-BA, non-LAN) OW e-tickets as well, such as QF's?
     
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    I pulled up an IB ticket last year (though it was issued on BA stock by BA, all under IB codes/flights).
     
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    I think you can pull up QF reservations. But I haven't got any to test my recollection.
     
  8. Thank you G-BOAC and The Saint. I shall try it next time I have a non-weird OW booking (so that I know it's not due to the booking being a bit odd if I cannot view it) and see if it works.
     
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    I've just tested this on a forthcoming QF booking, and the ticket came up without any problems. It wasn't a straightforward one, either - booked, cancelled into credit voucher, then rebooked (with a negative additional fare [​IMG]).

    Don't forget, too, that www.checkmytrip.com will show some of an e-ticket's details on most such bookings.
     
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  10. Out of curiosity, I have now tried a QF-booked ticket on JAL on LAN website.

    QF booking ref worked but only showed basic information, e-ticket number didn't work, and JAL confirmation code reference that showed up on CMT didn't work.

    Neither JAL confirmation code nor QF booking ref worked on JAL website, so this is an improvement though.
     
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    checkmytrip.com is great it shows a number of carriers: BA, LAN, QF, ELAL, LH. If it is booked through some of these carriers it will even show the other airline record locator even if they don't participate but, ymmv based on carrier. Any carrier who bookes in Amadeus or uses it for their ticketing will give full access including seats, special meal requested and even special services like wheelchair.
     
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    To add another data point:

    I just tried to open an AA-ticketed IB itinerary using the Amadeus code. No dice.

    Didn't work with the 001- ticket number either, but I was not expecting that it would anyway.
     
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    My BA ticket wouldn't show up on the LAN site for some reason.

    As back-up I do like the MMB on the Finnair site.
     
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    Handy to know. Thanks!
     
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    My BA ticket doesn't show up on AA who is operating the flight.
     
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  16. Globaliser
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    Are you trying to use BA's locator on the AA site? That almost certainly won't work. You need to know the AA locator. You might be able to get that if you put the BA locator into www.checkmytrip.com.
     
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    Yup, just did that a few minutes ago, was able to pick better seats than I was pre-assigned.... why do they always put you in the back of the bus when you fly Economy???

    I tried picking seats on a CX flight booked via BA and was unsuccessful. Called CX directly and was told I can do it myself 48 hours before the flight, online.
     
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    Great! Glad you're sorted - for the AA flights, at any rate.
     
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    No idea, but a lot of airlines are guilty of that!
     
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    Even as a BA Silver, or a BA Gold, the automated seat assignment was always somewhat questionable. Quite why BA thinks I'd like so sit in row 23 when flying to EDI whilst row 1 is free is always something of a mystery to me... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    beats my experience being put in the last row when 23 was available, haha :)
     
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    My only conclusion is that it's deliberate.

    Those who care where they sit will choose somewhere they want to sit, and then will be happy.

    Those who can't be bothered to do anything other than accept the worst seat the airline gives them obviously don't care where they sit - so there's no point wasting a good seat on them when it could be making a more discerning customer happy.
     
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  23. Or auto-assigning a middle seat to OWEs. I do not understand that one at all.
     
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    I think Globaliser may be on to something. Assign automatically for those with status, but do so in a way which doesn't take up prime seats for those who don't necessarily really really really want to be there. Plus the current methodology allows the traveller the satisfaction of bagging their preferred seat (unless you're Swanhunter, in which case you'll be cursing the seating policy which puts a Tesco traveller in your place... ;) :D ).
     
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  25. Shuttle-Bored, that's true, Globaliser may well be on to something indeed.

    It makes me rather concerned about one day forgetting to reassign myself a decent seat though and then also not getting round to OLCI - and being stuck in the middle seat. SHUDDER... It has been a long time since I have been in a middle seat except when I know either the aisle or window passenger.
     
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