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  1. Levi

    Wondering if I can use Flagship Check in at LAX? I am an EX PLAT traveling in F on CX and my father will be with me as well traveling on the same flight in J.

    Per AA website we should be able to use the Flagship checkin…However, my concern is about our bags/boarding passes…Normally, I would be checking in at TBIT but have to get there about 4 hours prior to flight (due to our ride situation) and I know the check in will not be open yet at TBIT.

    With that being said, will AA be able to get our bags over to CX as well as print our boarding passes ? I spoke with AA Ex Plat desk and they said this is possible (not sure if that is accurate or not) and that I can use the check in but does anyone have any experience doing this??

    Thanks for any and all advice!

    Levi

  2. MdBoater

    According to AAs flagship check-in page you are good to go! It says select Oneworld airlines and Cathay is included.

  3. MdBoater

    Oops you already knew that part. I’d imagine that’s understood on their part if they allow you to check-in that they would get it to Cathay.

  4. David W

    Considering AA’s bag policies and that CX is a oneworld carrier, I dont see why they couldnt check your bags for you and issue boarding passes.

    Otherwise, CX has 4 daily flights from LAX to HKG. Could you maybe arrive early enough to check in for your flight during the check in hours of another CX flight?

  5. Levi

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 14150, member: 29″]Considering AA’s bag policies and that CX is a oneworld carrier, I dont see why they couldnt check your bags for you and issue boarding passes.

    Otherwise, CX has 4 daily flights from LAX to HKG. Could you maybe arrive early enough to check in for your flight during the check in hours of another CX flight?[/QUOTE]

    I am hoping it will not be an issue. Also, I fly out on CX897, the first one of the day at 925am….I think the one before that is just after midnight so I do not have that option unfortunately. Thanks for the advice and info everyone!

  6. Anonymous

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 14150, member: 29″]Considering AA’s bag policies and that CX is a oneworld carrier, I dont see why they couldnt check your bags for you and issue boarding passes.[/QUOTE]

    I would be very surprised if AA had the capability to check your bags for you on a CX-operated flight if you don’t have an American flight first. They might have a system for taking bags over to CX, but I sorta doubt it.

    If you weren’t checking bags, you could absolutely generate online boarding passes and go through security at T4, but I’m not sure how it would work with checked bags.

    As an example of what the website wording is meant to convey, if you were flying American economy between LAX and SFO, then connecting to Cathay first to HKG, you’d be able to use the Flagship facilities.

  7. David W

    ohhhhhhhhh. thanks for clarifying! 🙂

  8. Levi

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 14253, member: 7″]I would be very surprised if AA had the capability to check your bags for you on a CX-operated flight if you don’t have an American flight first. They might have a system for taking bags over to CX, but I sorta doubt it.

    If you weren’t checking bags, you could absolutely generate online boarding passes and go through security at T4, but I’m not sure how it would work with checked bags.

    As an example of what the website wording is meant to convey, if you were flying American economy between LAX and SFO, then connecting to Cathay first to HKG, you’d be able to use the Flagship facilities.[/QUOTE]

    oh okay! Hopefully no checked bags then (as long as I can talk my father into only a carry on)…would I still be able to use flagship check in though? Just so my dad can “experience it”? Thanks for all the info!

  9. Jacob McCarthy

    I’ve noticed with flagship check, sorta two levels of it. The first, the MIA and LAX flagship check in which seem very dated with the MIA one not even being a separate room. The ORD and JFK ones seem much “nicer” in a way

  10. Levi

    [QUOTE=”Jacob McCarthy, post: 14260, member: 104″]I’ve noticed with flagship check, sorta two levels of it. The first, the MIA and LAX flagship check in which seem very dated with the MIA one not even being a separate room. The ORD and JFK ones seem much “nicer” in a way[/QUOTE]
    Ya I love JFK’s so I guess I will just see how it goes and play it by ear.

  11. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”Levi, post: 14262, member: 1292″]Ya I love JFK’s so I guess I will just see how it goes and play it by ear.[/QUOTE]
    I’m ORD based and have used it a good bit of times.

  12. Anonymous

    Yep, you can definitely use it, especially if you’re already checked in. I just don’t know what their systematic ability is when it comes to boarding passes and such when AA isn’t the operating carrier.

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