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Warning for Delta airlines travelers

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Warning for Delta airlines travelers

I checked in for a Delta flight on Monday online, printed a boarding pass and was told at the gate I wasn't on the flight. Guess a boarding pass printed from home is not a guarantee!

Bangkok
Destination Expert
for Bangkok, Air Travel, Thailand
posts: 14,014
reviews: 71
1. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

Hi,

I think there's a bit more to it than the correlation between "home" check-in and home printed BP and being on the flight..

What did DL's staff say?

Normally, so long as you fully complete the check-in process online, you would be no more or less "checked in" than had you done so in person with airline staff at the airport.

I suspect there's more to this warning than is presented so far.

Travel Safe,

Brooklyn, NY
Destination Expert
for New York City
posts: 20,375
2. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

Yeah, this doesn't make sense as told. I assume the flight was oversold? And you got bumped to a later flight? (And were appropriately compensated for the trouble?) If so, that's definitely annoying, but has nothing to do with where you printed your boarding pass.

North Carolina
posts: 1,200
reviews: 24
3. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

Maybe she showed up late?

London, United...
posts: 17,778
reviews: 23
4. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

Hmm, not full story,,,either bumped due to oversell or being late...

Romford, United...
posts: 2,065
reviews: 23
5. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

A few more details would be rather useful

Worthing, United...
posts: 5,530
reviews: 11
6. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

I immediately thought late.

Printed boarding pass and thought she would wander in at the last possible moment only to find gate closed and her seat sold to someone else.

Jackie

New York City, New...
Destination Expert
for Air Travel
posts: 8,127
reviews: 52
7. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

A vote for IDB here.

Wales, United...
Destination Expert
for Bargain Travel
posts: 8,834
reviews: 229
8. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

I also thought late at the gate...I hope we find out what happened!

Worthing, United...
posts: 5,530
reviews: 11
9. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

What's IDB? I think DB must be denied boarding but cannot think what the I is

Jackie

Leyland, United...
Destination Expert
for Playa Blanca
posts: 22,367
reviews: 42
10. Re: Warning for Delta airlines travelers

IDB = Involuntary denied boarding.