Author Topic: Whats the closest to departure that you have booked an award/regular ticket ?  (Read 2396 times)

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Just broke my own record, started the process of award tix 43 mins to departure.

Using onepass.

Hats off to smokey robinson, he is also crazy*

*unsure what he smoked, but he really helped me here.

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Just broke my own record, started the process of award tix 43 mins to departure.

Using onepass.

Hats off to smokey robinson, he is also crazy*

*unsure what he smoked, but he really helped me here.
Booked a Regular 3hr before. Was a complete mess - couldn't find the ticketing desk in TLV until 1hr before dep. Then I didn't show up on Elals computer. (was Swiss tkt)
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Just broke my own record, started the process of award tix 43 mins to departure.

Using onepass.

Hats off to smokey robinson, he is also crazy*

*unsure what he smoked, but he really helped me here.

The passenger checked in 27 mins to departure.

His flight departs in 12 mins from now.

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I once booked my sis in-law 25 min before departure. She had missed her flight and was already at the airport
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Gornisht, I booked an award ticket for my grandparents last month 15 minutes before departure with luggage :D
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Gornisht, I booked an award ticket for my grandparents last month 15 minutes before departure with luggage :D

I'm assuming they too were  at the airport already?
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I'm assuming they too were  at the airport already?
They were at LGA, already booked on an LCC who cancelled their flight and refused to rebook on another airline.  Was able to put together a CO ticket in the nick of time.
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ive never heard of a flight that doesnt close within 30 minutes of departure. how did you know to even attempt?

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ive never heard of a flight that doesnt close within 30 minutes of departure. how did you know to even attempt?
Booked online at T-30, wasn't ticketed by T-20 but they were at the counter waiting with a rep, finally a phone rep manually ticketed at about T-15.
It did that the flight was slightly delayed though.
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booked from home- on way to airport finished booking 18 min. prior to dept

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It would be nice to add whether reward or not, and if reward, which one.

I booked also with AAdvantage 46 mins to departure (I say here, and I mean also in my first message, quoting the minutes to the flight, when initiating the booking, not when finalizing).

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It would be nice to add whether reward or not, and if reward, which one.

I booked also with AAdvantage 46 mins to departure (I say here, and I mean also in my first message, quoting the minutes to the flight, when initiating the booking, not when finalizing).
Mine was paid, and initiated.
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While at it, AAdvantage, took 2.5 month to issue a ticket with BA.
I reminded them weekly.

On the day of departure there was some kind of natural disaster, and waited over 2 hours for someone to pick up the phone, and issue the ticket.

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Does airport agent rebooking count?

Had a flight booked after it was scheduled to leave.
My flight was cancelled and the only other flight that was going to arrive that day had closed its doors.

Being that there was a bigwig supposed to be on my flight, they held the plane.
Not sure how but I said the right thing in the right place at the right time and got rebooked as well.

The regular agents were amazed as officially once the door closes, they're not supposed to reopen.

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i was once traveling from H.K. to London on Pan Am with a stop in India , on the runway the captain made an announcement  that we would be delayed 10-12 hours -- i was in first class -- traveling  on at that time --the only kind of ticket -a paid one--  i had a meting i had to attend in London  -- i saw another Pan Am flight on the next runway , found out it too was going to London, i requested that i be allowed to change planes --they let  me get off the plane -- walk  across the runway ( escorted ) and board the flight -- no security -no body search not even a boarding pass -only question i was asked --if i wanted a glass of cold  champagne this was back in 1982 or 1983