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Old 08-04-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Early check-in

We'll be traveling to aoa resort in september.

What are the advantages of early check-in?
Are there any downsides to it?
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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It should speed up the check in process when you arrive.

Haven't found a disadvantage yet.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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In my experience it does speed up check in. They hand us our packet, give us any information we may need, and answer any questions I have. Then we're on our way.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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We've done it every time and honestly I haven't noticed a difference in speed. In fact, last time it seemed to take longer for us to check in than the people who did not do check-in online. So I'm wondering this myself. We'll still do it online, though.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #5
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We did online check in for our stay at AOA in May. When we first arrived in the lobby at AOA, we were immediately greeted by a CM before we even approached the check in desk. I gave her our name and informed her that we had done online check in. She grabbed our folder out of a drawer and we were on our way. The whole process from entering the lobby to getting our stuff and being on our way to our room took about 3 minutes. Both of our room requests were granted as well.

As a side note, the front desks CM's at AOA were phenomenal!
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #6
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We have always gotten our requests (adjoining rooms, etc.) when we checked in early.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #7
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Any disadvantages to early check in?

If vacation is cancelled, is there a difference in terms of refund wether I check in early or not?
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #8
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Any disadvantages to early check in?

If vacation is cancelled, is there a difference in terms of refund wether (sic) I check in early or not?
I wish they would change online check-in to pre-registration. All you are doing is giving a time of arrival and a credit card for charging. It in no way changes the terms of the cancellation policies.
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