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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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Is it possible to check in one bag in advance and another on the morning of departure?

If you have an airport/airline that allows checking in bags the day before, and you've completed online check-in, is it possible to check in one bag in advance and another on the morning of departure? ...
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Had some problems checking in with an eVisa. Why did it happen and how can I prevent it from happening again?

I applied for an Australian eVisitor visa on December 19th, 2023 holding a UK passport. I was approved within 10 minutes. My actual date of travel was on the 27th of March, 2024. I checked in with my ...
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Who's responsible and how to apply for a refund when the travel agent and airline give conflicting information/blame?

I made a flight booking from LHR to FCO to AUH to ICN several months ago. This ended up being changed to LHR-AUH-ICN. Between the time I booked my flight and the day of travel, I was sent several ...
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Why not just show boarding pass PDF from mobile screen?

When you check in online with JetStar, it offers you 2 options for getting and using your boarding pass: Receive a link by SMS (and not by email) to the boarding pass to be added to the Google/Apple ...
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Why can't I check-in online for international flights?

The last four or five times I've flown into the US, my airline app has notified me that online check-in is available, however when I start online check-in I'm told it's not possible. When I tap on ...
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What is the procedure in regards the stolen items from a checked-in bag?

I was on a flight from Milan (MXP) to Paris (ORLY) where I checked in two bags. Upon arrival to Paris, I noticed that one of my bags didn't arrive. I reported it immediately and they said it was left ...
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Flying International with VietJet Airlines and unable to check in online using https://vietjetair.com/

I was unable to check in online for an international flight with VietJet Airline or https://vietjetair.com/en/checkin/select-flight Has this happened to others? I was flying with VietJet Airlines on ...
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Can I put the 7-kg hand luggage weight on to my suitcase weight so that I don't have to take hand luggage at all?

I'm going to Australia, and the check-in luggage is 23 kg, the hand luggage weight is 7 kg. Can I check-in 30 kg for my check-in luggage, and not take any hand luggage?
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International flight reservation for double passport holder [duplicate]

I made a reservation with my Italian passport for a flight from the US to Germany. In the meantime, I have obtained my US passport. Can I show my Italian passport to the airline and then use the ...
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Is there an EU right to know the cost of checked in luggage?

I’m flying from U.K. to Japan with connection in Netherlands with KLM airline. I’ve been told I have to ask at the check in counter to know the price of a checked in luggage (I don’t have luggage on ...
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Why do check-in counters sometimes close earlier for international flights than for domestic flights?

Is that just to give passengers more time to go through the immigration, or are there other reasons?
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I have three given names [duplicate]

My full name is four names long - First name, Middle name, Middle name, Last name. However, in my Canadian passport this is the format my name was written Given Name : First name, Middle name, Middle ...
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How to do seat selection for interconnecting flights from Qatar and IndiGo?

I wasn't able to select seats for interconnecting flights with Qatar and IndiGo. I could for Qatar but the next flight with Indigo is not showing any results. Please suggest how to check in. Also ...
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In which cities can one perform remote (e.g., in-town) airport check-in? [closed]

Hong Kong International Airport and the associated Airport Express rail link have a great feature that I've used many times: in-town check-in. For those who don't know about it, the principle is ...
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Visa issuing country and country where the visa applies

I am a citizen of India and an international student in Canada. I am taking an airindia flight from India to Canada and during web check-in, they are asking for both "Visa Issuing Country" ...
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Rice in check in baggage

I am an Indian citizen, travelling from Chennai to Manila. Can I bring 20kgs of rice in check in baggage to Manila . Do I get any problem in customs.
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transit in Dammam airport

I have a ticket from Istanbul to Jakarta, but I have to change planes in Dammam. Can I enter the transit visa area with just my online check-in boarding pass? I don't have any luggage, either.
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Qatar-India Codeshare flight DEL-DOH-WAW

I have booked Qatar airways fligt from DEL-DOHA and then from DOHA-Warsaw with 3 hour layover in between. Even though both flights are of Qatar airways, the website says DEL-DOH is operated by Indigo. ...
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EasyJet document check, internal Schengen flight: must the residence permit nationality match the passport?

Consider a traveler checking in for an EasyJet flight from one Schengen country to another. The traveler holds a Schengen residence permit. The residence permit shows the traveler's nationality, but ...
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Dealing with unknowledgeable check-in staff

How should one generally deal with check in staff that is poorly trained on visa requirements (and exceptions which permit TWOV)? Would they believe any printouts (ie from official government website ...
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Checking in Medical Equipment for Free

I’m traveling domestically to Fairbanks, AK. I travel with Lymphedema medical equipment for my disability. I know I can take this equipment on the plane for free. Because the bag is large in size, ...
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Vueling airline check in

Why Romanian citizens not allowed to do check in online with Vueling? As many times I tried to check-in online I couldn't due nationality. I am EU citizen and Don't understand why.
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India flight security checks

While booking a ticket for someone, I used her first name and husband's initials (Kalyani S) instead of her full name (Kalyani Chaudhary). Her Aadhar card and other documents provide her full name. ...
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Luggage check-through on codeshare flight

I am in a tricky situation and did not find an suitable answer online yet, so hopefully somebody here can help me. Next week I will fly from Austria to Thailand/Bangkok (BKK) with OS (Austrian ...
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Can I add a 7 month old infant to our booked flight at check in?

When I booked our group flight, I forgot one passenger had a 7 month old baby that would be sitting on her lap and therefore flying free of charge. I have contacted my booking agent and made the ...
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Why do I need to enter my US Permanent Resident card when flying from US to Mexico with AA?

I am using online check-in for a one-way flight from the United States to Mexico with American Airlines. I am not a US Citizen, but I am a US resident. During online check-in, it asks "Country of ...
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Is it safe to upload photos of ID to Vikey.it as required by an airbnb host for self check-in

I have booked an airbnb in Rome. I didn’t notice that it was listed as self check-in. After booking, I received a link to a vikey.it form which asks for a lot of sensitive information as well as ...
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Who can use Delta express check-in?

I read on the SLC official website that Delta and United Airlines have an express check-in at Salt Lake City Airport (SLC): Delta Air Lines and United Airlines also offer express check-in in the ...
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Can I check-in even though my e-visa will arrive an hour after boarding? (for Vietnam transit)

I am travelling from Korea to India with one self-transfer stop at Vietnam and just found out I needed a Viet e-visa for this. I applied for an emergency e-visa and it says it will be available 1 hour ...
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Transit at Frankfurt Airport

I am travelling to Toronto, Canada on Tourist Visa from India. My routing is from Delhi to Frankfurt on Air India and from Frankfurt to Toronto on Air Canada and returns YYZ to FRA on Air Canada and ...
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What good reasons are there for checking into a hotel online

Many chain hotels now offer online check-in in advance of a stay. How does this work (I still need a key / keycard so I still have to queue when I arrive, surely) and what would be the advantages (to ...
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how to change Lufthansa seat assignment upon/after check-in when first flight is on United

I am flying LH from ORD to MUC. However, my first flight to ORD is on UA. I wonder how I can select seats when I check in on UA. I got checked in for the first segment, but I can not figure out what ...
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Check-in times for Eurostar trains, what is the actual minimum time?

Having traveled with Eurostar May 2022, and about to book a new travel with them, I wonder if the advised 'be at the station 60 to 90 minutes before the train leaves' is a cut off time. I will have to ...
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Does check in online change the cancelation policy?

I have a general question. Does check-in online affect the cancelation policy (such as refund amount and etc.) or they are not related together? I need to know this since I need to check-in within 48 ...
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Online check-in not permitted due to my nationality?

I booked a flight from Vueling recently, and attempted to check-in online. However, I got the following message: The nationality entered is not on the list of countries that allow online check-in. ...
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Icelandair flight to America: check in for second leg at Keflavik?

I have an Icelandair flight from Paris CDG to Newark with a stopover in Keflavik. I checked in online for the first leg (to Keflavik) and have a boarding pass. As often for flights to the US, I can't ...
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Online check-in for Tui flight to Reus Airport (Costa Dorada)

in desperation I've joined this site as am travelling to Spain on Tuesday (17th May) and am so confused. I'm travelling with my mum in law and my 8 year old daughter (her first flight) and have been ...
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Can check-in agents see whether I selected the seat myself or was automatically assigned by the system?

I wonder whether check-in agents see whether I selected the seat myself or was automatically assigned by the system. Motivation: I sometimes forget whether I selected the seat myself, and would like ...
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Why do most hotels in the US refuse to match travel agency prices?

I've seen that happening a few times in the United States and it seems to be the norm rather than the exception: I go to a hotel with no reservations, I show some booking price that can be obtained ...
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Transiting through KLIA2 on separate tickets without checked baggage

I'm a Malaysian citizen and I will fly from Penang (PEN) to Singapore (SIN) and transit through KLIA2. I have bought separate tickets from Penang to KLIA2 (7th January 2022 0755-0900) and KLIA2 to ...
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What's the point of checking in several days before a flight?

I was looking at some VivaAerobús flight ticket and read that one may check in up to ten days prior to the flight departure: (And the seat can be chosen when purchasing the ticket: "free regular ...
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Can I pack a gas engine in my check-in luggage

I'm flying from New York (back) to Israel, and I'm wondering if it would be possible to pack a gas engine - new, in its original packaging in my check-in luggage. Here's what it looks like As far as ...
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Connecting flight and checked luggage with Iberia

Next week I will fly by plane for the first time. I have checked baggage in my itinerary and it says it applies to PRG - SDR. However, there is a transfer in madrid. The itinerary says I should arrive ...
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Why are there separate check-ins for flights to Israel?

I noticed that on many occasions there was a separate check-in line for flights to Israel. The most recent one is right next to me: at CDG there is a line for everyone and a separate check-in for Tel ...
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I have booked flights tickets for 3 and got one confirmation number, so what should I do to get seats together for no cost?

I am travelling in US (domestic), and have a one conformation number for 3 passengers, so I want all three of us sit together without paying anything.
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Re-dropping off claimed baggage after international flight layover at SFO

I'll be travelling to Austin from Surat (India) via San Francisco. The itinerary is as follows Ticket 1: Surat <--> New Delhi - Air India New Delhi <--> San Francisco - ...
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Is the baggage content and its weight/dimensions checked during self-check-in at airports?

I'm new to international travel and I'm trying to understand the general check-in process at airports. During self-check-in for baggage, does anyone check the baggage contents and measure its weight ...
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Baggage Allowance on connecting Delta Airlines flight

I am planning to book an international flight from Ahmedabad, India to Pittsburgh, US in the second week of August 2021. My planned itinerary is (not yet booked): Air India 532: Ahmedabad to New Delhi ...
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Do airlines transmit flight data with immigration?

I'd like to ask the following question Obviously, upon travelling, we have to go to the check-in in order to get the boarding card/pass and then we have to clear immigration by going to the entry or ...
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How can I know ahead of time in which aisle the check-in counter will be located at the airport?

For example, let's take the case of flight Qatar Airways QR 738, which departs from SFO airport. Searching the flight number on Google will indicate the departure terminal, not the check-in counter ...
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