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Questions tagged [check-in]

Registering a traveller’s presence and completing in-person formalities such as on arrival at a hotel or confirmation of intention to travel such as on-line to an airline.

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Re-checking with another airline at Incheon

I am taking a flight from Bangkok to Incheon with a connection time of 2 hours. I have 2 bags. I need to go through immigration, pick up my bags and re-check again with Delta Airlines. Do I have ...
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Can I check in the day before when flying British Airways from Geneva to London?

The flight departs at 7 am for international connection in London, and I would like to check in my bag the night before because I'm elderly and there will be no one to help me get my bag down three ...
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TAP Portugal LHR to BSB forced shorter return date and had to pay for new return

i purchased a return plane ticket from TAP Portugal to fly from London Heathrow to BSB Brasilia ( Brasil). I planned to stay for 120 days. At check-in I was told that I could only stay in Brasil for a ...
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Emirates - Check in Baggage Dimensions from India to USA

My journey is from Ahmedabad to Dubai(Emirates Economy), Dubai to Boston(Emirates Economy) and Boston to Cleveland(JetBlue Economy). On their website emirates mentions that checked in baggage ...
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Can I check in for connecting flight in Copenhagen CPH without leaving terminal?

I have upcoming flights with short (1 hour) connection in CPH. They are booked as single trip through Kiwi, but are unrelated flights from airlines’ point of view: UIA flight in from Kiev KBP (non–...
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After checking in online, how do I know whether I need to go show my passport at airport check-in?

Most airlines these days offer online checkin, complete with digital boarding passes downloaded to your phone. However, on international flights, you're often -- but not always -- required to go to ...
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Will I be issued all my Boarding Passes at the Airport from GOL and KLM?

I am currently in Montevideo and will be returning back to Germany tomorrow. The Flight between Montevideo to Sao Paolo is operated by GOL Linheas Aereas and from Sao Paolo to Amsterdam is by KLM. ...
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What does “valid for” really mean on SWISS's online booking page?

I'm trying to check in online to a flight from Eastern Europe to the US that I booked with SWISS. However, the online form is asking me to specify a country in the "Valid for" list, to which I have no ...
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Wizz-air Discount Club companion travelling alone without the holder

i want to ask if it is possible to book a ticket for me (discount holder) and one other person. They check in for the flight, I do not (i miss the flight) do they still get the discount? Can they ...
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Error in SSR CKIN command?

Recently flew with UIA on a two-leg itinerary and asked them via Facebook to insert an SSR CKIN note for the first leg about me being "Docs OK" at the transit airport. They put in the following: ...
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Is it allowed to carry 24" LED Monitor inside checkin luggage to Australia?

I'm planning wrap my 24" computer monitor with clothes and pack it inside my checkin luggage. Will this be allowed with airport security? I even have a rigifoam box which I can use to put the ...
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What to write in Visa/Permanent resident card details (if applicable) on cathay pacific online check-in?

I am traveling from US to India via HKG. I am going to stay in HKG for 3 days. I need help in online check-in. What information shall i put in Visa/Permanent resident card (if applicable)? I am ...
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Should we check out from hotel? [duplicate]

I got a hotel card now. My smart gf says I do not need to check out. She said just throw away the card that the hotel will automatically check me out. The card is cheap and replaceable. I fear that ...
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Can people on the same ticket separately check-in at airline counter?

If one of the passengers has not reached airport yet, can the rest check-in while the remaining check-in later (to get their boarding pass)?
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Valid ESTA for US, but not allowed to check-in Online

I have an ESTA for the US, valid until Mar 20, 2020. I have confirmed the ESTA is still valid on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site. However, the airline I have a flight booked with will not ...
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Late Check In rules

Advice required. Just tried to check into my BA flight from Miami to LHR and they are saying an 18 hour delay. So do I still need to be at the airport in time for the original departure time or will I ...
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Do I receive frequent flyer miles by checking in and not boarding?

I intend to purchase a round trip ticket on LH and throw away the return portion of the ticket. If I check in on my phone for the return portion and fail to board the airplane, will I still receive ...
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Can I check in at a desk (JFK) from inside security?

I have a flight out of JFK (to London). I want to fly to JFK from ATL (on a different ticket) and arrive a few hours prior. I am not checking any bags, so there are no issues there. My main question:...
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Will my ID scan at check-in?

I have a flight booking, and below is a section of the airline's reservation data: 1.SSR DOCS B2 HK1 GVAMSQ0872S26OCT/P/SWE/*****125/SWE/04MAY1995/M/02FEB2023/DEVECSERI/ANDRE 2.SSR DOCS B2 HK1 ...
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Can I buy things at Duty free Dubai in the transit area of the airport and Check in a new baggage?

I have a transit for 11 hours at Dubai Airport and I wish to stay in the transit area of the airport and not pass immigration. So I am curious if the duty free is in the airports transit area and ...
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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?

I have a connecting flight from Hamburg through Frankfurt with Lufthansa. I have only 45 minutes to catch the other flight. Usually when the check-in is done in person, I can say that I have a ...
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When flying back from India to the US with eVisa + green card, does one have to take any action immigration-wise before the flight?

Bob holds a French passport, a US green card, and is visiting India on an e-Visa (formerly known as tourist visa). He flew to India directly from the US. When flying back from India to the US, does ...
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Online check in for connecting flight (different airlines)

I'll be flying with Air New Zealand from LAX to LHR and then from LHR to PRG with British Airways. I have both bookings available under the same Air NZ booking reference and they are all visible in my ...
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Do online boarding passes on Blue Air Romania need to be printed, or can one show it on the mobile phone?

Is it absolutely necessary to print a paper copy of a boarding pass on Blue Air Romania, or is there an option to show it on a mobile phone? What happens if online check-in is done, but the boarding ...
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Denied check-in with a paid reservation, what can we do? [closed]

We made this reservation at booking dot com, with all money paid. At that day, we arrived at 8pm at the property, the property owner insisted that we arrived late and refused to check us in. ...
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Online boarding passes for Star Alliance connecting flights

I booked a trip from Canada to India. I started on Air Canada and transferred to Lufthansa. A day before I left I selected my seats, checked in online and obtained my boarding passes, all through Air ...
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Bag drop closed earlier than specified delay on ticket. I had to change flights with a fee. Can I get compensated?

I was initially due to fly Brussels Airlines out of New York JFK airport. I found the bag drop counter 75 minutes before the scheduled departure. On my boarding pass received by e-mail, the posted bag ...
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In Kenya, are airlines authorised to conduct background checks of passengers? [closed]

Are airlines authorised to carry out a background check prior to check-in and deny you boarding? My son reported to the check-in counter at Nairobi Airport to catch a flight to Quito through ...
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Can I accompany my mother-in-law until getting boarding passes at Heathrow?

My mother-in-law does not speak English. She wants to travel to India from London Heathrow Airport. I know in Manchester and Birmingham Airports non-passengers can accompany the passenger to the check-...
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As of 2018, does Ryanair deny boarding to non-EU passengers who skip the landside visa check?

Ryanair is notorious for requiring that all non-EU passengers go through a visa check at a landside check-in desk before their flight. However, do they actually deny boarding to passengers who ignore ...
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Are travel agents required to pass on any phone calls they receive from the airline?

I booked my family holiday through a travel agent and my return flight was with Ryanair. In the document I received from the travel agent it stated that if I didn't check in online I "would be charged ...
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Can you use a student ID to check in at a hotel?

Out of curiosity, can you use your college ID as a form of identification when you're checking into a hotel? Or are there certain specifications for IDs that can be used for that?
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Connecting in Amsterdam with different airlines

We are flying from Brussels to Amsterdam on one airline and then flying out to Iceland on a different airline. We will have checked bags. We can't check the bags through to the end city, so what is ...
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Missed my flight because I didn't get e-mail with boarding pass [closed]

This must be the weirdest "missed the flight" situation ever. We were four, traveling from Alicante to Keflavik. I checked in online with the app and got "you are now checked-in" and allocated seats ...
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Flying to Scotland from the US, where do we check in?

We're flying to Scotland, from ATL to JFK and then on to GLA. Where do we check in for international flights? Is it ATL where we check in, or in JFK for our connecting flight?
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Can I transit at WAW (Poland) with separate tickets, without 90 days on my passport for Schengen visa

I'm a Japanese national who does not need Visa for entering Schengen area. I'm now in Ukraine, but I found I need to renew my passport as it is expiring. So I bought a flight ticket, from WAW (...
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When is the content of a luggage checked for contact information?

I usually do not put any luggage tags when checking them in, relying on the ones attached at check in. I also put inside a page with my name and contact data but never actually checked if, in case my ...
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Frankfurt-Kuala Lumpur with Turkish Airlines

I want to travel to Kuala Lumpur from Frankfurt with Turkish Airlines, with a stop in Istanbul for 2 hours. Since I have 2 different tickets with different booking numbers, should I take my checked ...
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Do airlines show different seats to different customers during online check-in?

I was flying with a group of friends on Emirates and I decided to check in online the exact moment the online check-in is enabled on the website. To my surprise I found about 10 seats only available ...
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Online check in before the time allowed

I will be flying on Lufthansa and the policy is check-in opens 23 hours prior to the flight. However, I went to familiarise myself with the procedure and found that I could access and do online check-...
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Do I have to collect my checked luggage when transiting through Sao Paulo?

Im looking to fly from Newark to Brazil on United airlines and then Brazil to Argentina on an Brazilian airline called Gol. Im worried that I may have to collect my bags in Brazil and then check them ...
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Selected wrong travel document type during Wizzair online check-in by mistake. Is this a problem?

When checking in for my flight on the Wizzair website, I accidentally chose National ID instead of Passport as the document type. The date of issue, expiration date, and document number are otherwise ...
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Connecting Flights

I will be flying from San Diego to Dubrovnik in July through SAS airlines. I booked my ticket through SAS and one of the domestic flights is being operated through United. I have a layover in Dulles (...
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Flights with two different airlines, how does online check-in work?

I'm planning on buying a flight from Ireland to USA. It has 1 stop: Dublin to UK with Aer Lingus, then from UK to America with Virgin Atlantic. I want to do an online check in to get my boarding ...
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Book flight with virtual credit card. Airline requires me to present the physical card prior to checking

I booked a flight for myself using my virtual credit card. It is a totally legit VISA card to my name from a bank in the departure country. However, it is totally virtual. Now, after the payment, ...
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In Timatic, is a scan (copy) of a green card good enough to board?

Say you have for example, a German passport, but you have US residency - so one of these: You're going to fly from, say, Asia back to the US. You reach the airport and the airline is about to decide ...
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What document should I use for RyanAir check in: non-EU passport or Spanish residency card?

I've booked a flight from Malaga to Ibiza. I'm Moroccan and only have a Moroccan passport. I'm going to be traveling with my Spanish residency card. However, the Ryanair system is asking me for my ...
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Carrying gifted alcohol in check-in baggage, will I be able to shop duty-free at Mumbai International Airport?

I am travelling from DRC to Mumbai soon. I was gifted 3 bottles of alcohol by friends here. Understanding that customs might require the receipt, I have collected it from them. Mumbai Airport allows ...
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Check in to conflicting flights

I found myself in an interesting puzzle. Here is the simplified version: I have a flight from A to C, connecting through B. I decide that from B I actually want to go to D, so I buy a separate ticket ...
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Why are there additional fees for checking in? [closed]

My father bought a ticket through Ryanair online directly from their website. On their website there was an option to pay 7 euros to check in online or to check in at the airport for free. He chose ...