Posted May 18th, 2018, 02:06 PM
2) You do not need to have your passport scanned. The data is contained now in the reservation.
Just want to expand on this point with our experiance a couple of weeks ago flying United SFO-CDG.
United had my wife's and my passport data on file but, when checking in online had a error message they could not check in my wife (no problem with me).
Come to find out my wife had to renew her passport about a year ago and what they had on file was expired. The United app had a feature that you could upload a photo image of it using the cell phone which I guess electronicly could take all the new info from passport. Once I did that I was able to check her in.
But, we still had to show our passports when checking our bags. Reason given is they needed to phyicaly check the passports were signed by us. Said specifically Germany has hit them hard with fines with passports not signed (and of course my wife's new passport was not signed...lol).
Again, just our experience a couple of weeks ago.