Advance check-in, flight to Israel

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Mar 7th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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Advance check-in, flight to Israel

10 months ago a Continental check-in clerk explained, once I've swiped my passport at the airport, I will be able to check-in on-line.

This morning I got an e-mail for 24 hrs international check-in. I tried to do it 23 hrs before the first leg, but got a message "can't do".

Is this strange? I didn't even get to the page asking if I'd have luggage or not! Only the infant in lap - at my age!!

The same passport valid till December 2007, flying for 2 weeks in March 2006. Seats assigned.

Maybe because I'm flying to Israel, is there some special security concern?
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Mar 7th, 2006, 11:46 AM
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Are you flying El Al?
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Mar 7th, 2006, 11:53 AM
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No, Continental. 2nd international flight within the last 9 or 10 months.
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Mar 7th, 2006, 11:55 AM
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Hmm. I'm curious now though! Flying to Israel, or rather, trying to get on the flight to Israel, was the most frustrating flying experiences of my life, so perhaps it does have something to do w/your destination.
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Mar 7th, 2006, 12:03 PM
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When was it, what airline?
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Mar 7th, 2006, 12:04 PM
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It was last July, but I was flying El Al.
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Mar 7th, 2006, 12:12 PM
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I just got a reply on the airline forum - the same on American, they don't allow on-line check-in for international travels. What a relief

One worry less, you think Maybe. Maybe not?
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Mar 7th, 2006, 12:34 PM
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Continental does allow online check in for international itineraries originating from the US, so I also suspect this has something to do with your destination.
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Mar 7th, 2006, 02:12 PM
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From my understanding - for travel to Israel regardless the airline, the same rules apply as if flying El Al.
 
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Mar 7th, 2006, 02:24 PM
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Good! I feel safer.
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