Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 30 Oct 2015
Total posts 96
I had a flight from MEL-BNE on Saturday. Went into the lounge and had the boarding pass scanned at entry with no issues. Upon boarding, the gate crew went to scan my boarding pass and it didn't scan.
Member since 26 Feb 2016
Total posts 38
Yes, but with J*. I found my seat was taken, and two genuine boarding passes had exactly the same seat on exactly the same flight. The flight attendant (not the ground staff) was kind enough to gave me another seat so I wasn't kicked off the plane, but it was still curious to me whether I was officially on that flight or not.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Mar 2017
Total posts 37
Unrelated-ish, but about 1.5 years ago I was checking in for a 10AM Sunday morning flight BNE-SYD, and when I went to check-in using the kiosks, it said some kinda weird error had occured. I approached a general check-in counter, and after a concerned look and a few mins I was issued a boarding card. But, no explination. Kinda shrugged it off. 2 or 3 mins later I was in the queue for security and I heard my name over the loudspeaker to go to my gate (even though I was there 90 min before my flight). Went to the counter and the chick let me know someone had travelled on the 8:10AM flight to MEL on my reservation number and name. I had to prove with my car parking ticket I had literally only arrived at the airport at 8:20. Not my stuff up, but was made to feel like I had comitted some crime. Crappy unorganised airline who touts themselves as somewhat worthy of a full service carrier, but operate on a low cost model.
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