I got my boarding passes but noticed that I had forgotten to make seats reservations, on the website it says that if I don't choose my seats then I will be assigned seats on the day of the departure. Does this means that I have to get there a bit earlier and go check-in in person? Or just carry my boarding pass and head straight to the gate?

  • is this really a boarding pass that you have or rather a booking confirmation? in any case, yes, you'll get assigned a seat automatically BUT, there could be situations where you'll not, if there is overbooking for instance. So I would suggest you to get to the airport a bit in advance to get a confirmation of your seat assignment.
    – Olielo
    Jan 15, 2016 at 12:45
  • It is indeed a boarding pass, but since the flight is tomorrow I still didn't get a seat assigned. Jan 15, 2016 at 12:56
  • Try to get there a bit early, just to be on the safe side :)
    – Olielo
    Jan 15, 2016 at 13:19
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    With some airlines, you can go through the check in process even after you're checked in, and get (or change) seats and print new boarding passes. Have you tried this?
    – phoog
    Jan 15, 2016 at 14:58
  • How did you sort it out?
    – JonathanReez
    Jan 24, 2016 at 18:56

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When we book Norwegian, we don't book seats as it's cheaper. I scan my barcode at the airport check-in kiosk and it prints for me my boarding pass with a seat mentioned on it.

You can also check-in online within 24 hours before the flight.

Get your barcode with:

  1. SMS If you used you mention your phone number, 2 hours before your flight you will get a message with a link, press on link and get your barcode.

  2. Norwegian Mobile app Login to your app on a phone or tablet and get barcode there.

  3. Norwegian Web-site You can also find your barcode in "My travel".

More information you can find here: https://www.norwegian.com/en/travel-info/check-in-and-boarding/online-check-in/ and here: https://www.norwegian.com/uk/travel-info/check-in-and-boarding/direct-to-gate/

If you're flying with just hand baggage from a Nordic country to another European destination (not UK), you can show your travel document on your smartphone at security screening and go directly to your gate.

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