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Old 27th Jan 2018, 21:07
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Well I am pretty certain BA cabin crew have not been checking boarding passes on domestic flights at least in the last couple of years or so.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 21:37
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BA have stopped checking boarding passes as you board the aircraft at the door, well the 30-40 domestics my daughter and I take every year, thatís been GLA, EDI, LGW, LHR and LCY, this year. The last point I show my boarding pass is now at the gate to whoever is handling it, Swissport, Menzies & BA. From a person who worked as a dispatcher for BA & BD it took a while to get use to but it has been this way for three years. If youíre regular pax then itís probably been that youíre so use to showing it, you still do. I also work at various UK airports and have experience of boarding procedures of various companies and some still ask at the door others donít. Itís also possible that BA has reimplemented the crew checks after the old dears trip to the UK and the nice charge that may have been imposed under the CLA Act, if you say you have recently had to show it again.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 21:44
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As an example, I do not believe easyJet check boarding cards on boarding by cabin crew for flights within the EU....flights to/from outside the EU must have boarding card checks...perhaps that sheds some light on others previous comments
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 21:44
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Originally Posted by mik3bravo View Post
Fly about 120 times annually all over the world, variety of airlines. Fly BA at least 6 times a month. So to answer your question, BA cabin staff check to see your seat number on your boarding ticket or on your BA app. Flew BA on Thursday, flying BA tomorrow. When did you last fly?
"Life's too short" but not short enough for you to pull up ageing posts to have a rant and try to look the bigger man because you travel frequently

Obviously it's a difference between short haul vs long haul.

My last flight was Wednesday gone - my 9th this month, 6 with BA and wasn't once asked to see my boarding pass nor was anyone ahead or behind me.

But what do I know, I only started flying BA back in September when Monach went bust and having just made it to Silver (completing 50 flights), I must be special to have never had my boarding pass checked

From MY experience, cabin crew will check your boarding pass if you show them it but never ask to see it. And that's from flying with BA, easyJet, Ryanair, TAP and Monarch.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 22:05
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Getting boarding passes confused/conflated with tickets in posts isnít helping resolve this, they are different documents. A boarding pass/card is not a ticket and and on the subject of confusion remember the gate staff are not the cabin crew. Bearing those two points in mind the following is how it should work at BA:

1. At the gate for any service the ground staff will want to see your boarding pass plus ID.

2. At the aircraft door the cabin crew will only want to see your boarding pass if you are travelling on a Long Haul flight, a Mid Haul flight, and on some selected short haul services....

Now maybe mik3bravo only flies on those services, and so is indeed always producing his pass. However those travelling on the vast majority of services not covered by that requirement, i.e. the vast majority of BA short haul flights, would not expect to have to show the cabin crew their boarding pass.....it is not required.

Like many others here I travel on BA short haul as a passenger several times times a month and I havenít had to produce a boarding pass at the door for several years.

Now as far as tickets go....they are issued for each booking in an electronic form but as a paper document they are pretty much redundant and I havenít needed one at check for in years, the ground staff there arenít interested as long as you have an ID and your booking matches the ďsystemĒ.

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Old 27th Jan 2018, 22:51
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Just to clear it up, apart from selected routes, the main reason boarding passes are checked on long haul routes is so they know where to guide you on twin aisle aircraft where door two is commonly used. On an A320 there’s only one way for the passenger to go.

Not checking at the door and having everybody wandering down the wrong aisle would significantly slow the boarding process down.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 23:01
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Yup, single aisle they don't bother, twin aisle or '2 tier' they do. Witnessed it (again) 10 days ago.
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 16:46
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1. At the gate for any service the ground staff will want to see your boarding pass plus ID.
Unless it’s domestic ( or CTA?) in which case I don’t even have ID unless it’s DUB.
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 18:38
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Domestic they will check ID at the gate if you have checked baggage
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 22:27
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That’s at check in, no ID check at gate, and ID can be a credit card.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 07:01
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No ID required for Domestic, unless checking a bag. Always smile seeing all the passports proffered at the gate.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 08:00
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To be fair to pax, many other carriers do require ID check at gate on domestic flights so it's probably out of habit.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 10:20
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EasyJet at Gatwick require ID at gate if bag checked. Topoverhaul - you'd probably smile less if pax who required ID didn't have it ready and you had to wait while he/she delved into bag etc to find it. What would really help is a consistent policy across carriers and airports as to when ID is required.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 10:41
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easyJet, Ryanair and flybe (and frankly every other loco) leapt on needing ID to board regardless of checked bags as it stops reselling on the ticket, something they were very concerned about. The passport or driving licence requirement is driven by revenue protection, it's more commercial than security.
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