Remember that first and business class check-in positions at the ticket counter are for revenue customers. Please only use coach/economy check-in positions, even if you are listed in first or business class. When at the gate, stand away from the desk and wait for your name to be called. Have your government-issued photo identification available and be ready to board the aircraft immediately after receiving your boarding pass. If you cannot be accommodated, you will then be automatically transferred to the priority list of the next scheduled flight and will maintain priority within the same classification based on your original check-in time. In some high frequency markets, operational requirements may govern that you are rolled over to flights in 1-hour increments only, i.e. between DFW and ORD. You may not be rolled to the Priority List of any other city/airport. If you wish to standby at an airport different from the one you originally planned, you will need to change your flight listing and be placed on the appropriate Priority List for that airport. Your boarding priority is based on your travel classification and the time you initially checked in. Preference for class of service will be offered in order of boarding priority when possible. Please note: Revenue customers and higher priority non-rev travelers will be accommodated before you. All space available passengers may be upgraded or downgraded to accommodate revenue passengers or for other operational considerations. Non-rev travelers will not be assessed extra charges if involuntarily upgraded after boarding if departure activities preclude removal. Pass travelers who are downgraded will be eligible for a refund of the difference in service charges. Upgrading will be accomplished by an agent prior to boarding. Flight attendants are not authorized to upgrade space available travelers. Self-Service Check-In Machines Self-Service Check-In is available for retiree travel check-in at ticket counter and gate locations in select airports as well as some work locations. Airport locations with Self-Service CheckIn are listed in Sabre Star: N*SELF SERVICE CHECK IN. Based on current security regulations, Self-Service Check-In can only be used for travel within the United States. Check-in using Self-Service machines is fast, simple and available until 30 minutes before scheduled departure. Once you have flight listed for your trip, go to any Self-Service Check-In machine and swipe one of the following: Existing Travel Cards However, if your travel card is lost, stolen or is demagnetized, a new travel card will not be created. Major Credit Cards Cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, etc.) The Self-Service machines will not read the account number on the credit card. The credit card is used solely for purposes of name verification, and your travel charges will be mailed to your home address. To use a credit card for check in, the name on the credit card must match how the traveler's name was registered. You should register your travelers using the name found on his/ her government issued ID card. Debit Card (with Mastercard or Visa Logo)
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