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Old 09-09-2010, 07:09 AM   #1186
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I'm thrilled that DME worked with you to get your dh to MCO to get your ds. That's great to know. Thanks for the update. I'm sure others will have similar situations.

HH....I was figuring that perhaps a 15 y/o might be able to get by as a 16 y/o. I know my dd would have been able to. But..she would have had no issue with finding DME..she could give tours down there by now!!
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:03 AM   #1187
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Why am I having a problem with ME? 11 days to go and I just received only half my Tags.

Are the people working there incompetent. Two weeks ago I e-mailed my agent, no tags yet. On Monday I finally called ME. My tags were mailed out August 23, to my travel agent. OK I'll e-mail her again. Not to be a pain here but there are 10 of us flying out on a Wednesday. Two small ones and My DH 88 year old Mother who's returning home to Florida. Plus 11 pieces of luggage. I need to check them in at the airport and not see them again till were at our resort.

So I e'mail the agent the tickets arrive on Wednesday at her office, even though she asked for them to be delivered to my home address. Yesterday I received only half our tags and bus passes. Normally I wouldn't care I'd go get my own luggage. But because there are so many of us this is a pain and a big headache. Back to square one e-mail and phone calls.

I wondering if all this is worth it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:30 AM   #1188
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Yes, it's all worth it.
While you asked for your Magical Express documents to be mailed directly to your home, any reservation booked through a Travel Agent "belongs" to that TA; therefore any documentation is sent directly to the Travel Agent, not to the traveler.

You can STILL use Magical Express AS DESIGNED - including your mother, if she's on your WDW reservation. Simply check your luggage at your home airport, proceed directly to the Welcome Center when you arrive in Orlando, and show the CM there your claim checks. Other DME Cast Members will claim your luggage and get it to the distribution center, where it will be sent to your resort and, ultimately, your rooms.
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I am excited that they are working with me too! Thanks for the well wishes!
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:10 PM   #1190
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Just want to make sure...... If I use online checkin with United to get the lower baggage fee, then that excludes me from RAC??

To use RAC, I have to call BAGS to pay my baggage fee??

(I NEVER use RAC for personal travel, as it doesn't fit our schedule, but this is a weird situation for work travel and I'm leaving mid morning, so might as well use RAC if I can)
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Just want to make sure...... If I use online checkin with United to get the lower baggage fee, then that excludes me from RAC??

To use RAC, I have to call BAGS to pay my baggage fee??

(I NEVER use RAC for personal travel, as it doesn't fit our schedule, but this is a weird situation for work travel and I'm leaving mid morning, so might as well use RAC if I can)
I would call United to make sure. Have to wonder if you can use the BAGS number and still pay the lower baggage fee...or does it have to be online checkin?
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:21 PM   #1192
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I would call United to make sure. Have to wonder if you can use the BAGS number and still pay the lower baggage fee...or does it have to be online checkin?
The typical United Airlines phone agent is unlikely to know anything about BAGS Inc. or Disney RAC.

BAGS Inc. can accept payments for baggage fees, in those cases when a passenger owes a baggage fee. In cases when a passenger doesn't owe a baggage fee -- such as when a passenger is flying first class, or has elite status with the airline, or has a free baggage allowance, or has already prepaid online -- there's no fee for BAGS Inc. to collect.

When providing RAC, BAGS Inc. is essentially providing remote "curbside" skycap check-in service. Just as there's no rule that you can't prepay when using a skycap at the airport, I can't see where there would be any rule that you can't pre-pay when using RAC.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:23 AM   #1193
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The typical United Airlines phone agent is unlikely to know anything about BAGS Inc. or Disney RAC.

BAGS Inc. can accept payments for baggage fees, in those cases when a passenger owes a baggage fee. In cases when a passenger doesn't owe a baggage fee -- such as when a passenger is flying first class, or has elite status with the airline, or has a free baggage allowance, or has already prepaid online -- there's no fee for BAGS Inc. to collect.

When providing RAC, BAGS Inc. is essentially providing remote "curbside" skycap check-in service. Just as there's no rule that you can't prepay when using a skycap at the airport, I can't see where there would be any rule that you can't pre-pay when using RAC.
I was thinking that the UA agent might know if a passenger can pay the 'lesser' baggage fee in another way...rather than doing online checkin. That online checkin is the issue, or at least I think that's the issue. The passenger gets a cheaper baggage fee if checkin in online. So, basically wanted to know if they checked in, online, and paid the lesser baggage fee (online), if they could still use RAC to check their bags.
Perhaps someone has had a similar situation...I have not.
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That online checkin is the issue, or at least I think that's the issue.
Has any United passenger ever reported being turned away by RAC because they checked in and paid their baggage fees online?

If there have been any such reports on the forum, I missed them.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:13 PM   #1195
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Has any United passenger ever reported being turned away by RAC because they checked in and paid their baggage fees online?

If there have been any such reports on the forum, I missed them.
Not that I know of but don't want to just say 'it's all good, go for it'.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:07 AM   #1196
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Has any United passenger ever reported being turned away by RAC because they checked in and paid their baggage fees online?

If there have been any such reports on the forum, I missed them.
Well, I was hoping someone here would know the answer, but I'm sure I'll find out when I get there.

We are driving in on Saturday, and I'm flying out mid morning Monday, so I'll have time to drop by RAC on Sunday and ask the question before I have to check-in online.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:51 PM   #1197
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Just want to make sure...... If I use online checkin with United to get the lower baggage fee, then that excludes me from RAC??

To use RAC, I have to call BAGS to pay my baggage fee??

(I NEVER use RAC for personal travel, as it doesn't fit our schedule, but this is a weird situation for work travel and I'm leaving mid morning, so might as well use RAC if I can)
Well, I still don't know the answer to this question. I asked at the RAC desk on Sunday, and I "think" I was told I could check in online and still use RAC (English was not his first language).

I tried to check in for my flight online on Sunday night, and about the time I put my credit card info in, I had connection problems and did not get a confirmation for the checkin process.

It was getting really late, and I was getting frustrated with the whole thing because I had also been to the front desk and after standing there the day before while they made my DME reservation, I did not have a boarding ticket with pickup time on my door. I went to the front desk and they had no record of my DME reservation and it was too late to call DME.

Well the next morning, I tried to use RAC and they had no record of my flight, so at that point I figured my online checkin HAD gone through and I was no longer able to use RAC.

It then took 30 minutes at the front desk that morning to get the front desk computers to talk to the DME system and get my DME boarding pass printed.

When I arrived at the airport to print my boarding pass, it turns out I HAD NOT been checked in, so I have no clue why I couldn't use RAC.
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We have a 7:45am flight leaving MCO. Are we going to be able to check bags at resort? Anyone know approx what time DME will pick us up?
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We have a 7:45am flight leaving MCO. Are we going to be able to check bags at resort? Anyone know approx what time DME will pick us up?
Your DME pickup time should be 3 hours before scheduled departure, plus or minus up to 15 minutes. That would make it between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

To use Resort Airline Checkin (RAC) to get your boarding passes and to check your bags, the transaction must be complete at least 3 hours before departure time. But RAC does not open until 5:00 a.m., so there is no way for you to complete RAC check-in by 4:45 a.m. You will not be able to use RAC.
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Thanks Horace. Unfortunately... I thought that would be the answer. Airtran reduced it's flights to Moline down to 1 per day, so we have no choice but to take the early one. Hopefully Southwest will open more up when they take Airtran over.

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