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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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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"This is not a boarding card" issue [duplicate]

A friend is traveling from Ukraine to Greece using Ryanair. She checked-in without problems, and the document she downloaded looks like a Boarding Card, but is has the indication "This is not a ...
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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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How to carry two check-in luggage in United in March 2021?

As of March 2021, we can carry only one check in luggage (per person) in New Delhi - New York United flight. We can pay $100 for an extra check-in luggage. I was wondering if there is any cheaper way ...
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What is the process to raise a complaint to the manager at the check-in counter?

From my understanding, the hierarchy at the check-in counter is base employee < supervisor < manager. The supervisor is typically around the check-in counter, but I don't know about the manager....
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Is it possible to check in all the way through? [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder travelling with below itinerary. Surprisingly, the travel agent shared 2 PNRs on the same ticket. Bangalore to New Delhi - Air India (Star Alliance) New Delhi to New ...
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During a transfer at Heathrow, do I need to transfer my baggage?

I am checking baggage on a US to UK flight with a change in airlines at Heathrow. United to UK, then British Air to Denmark. Do I have to claim my bags and leave the security area to recheck in or is ...
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Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?

Can the check-in agent at the airport see at what price the passenger has purchased the flight ticket?
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How can I know if my airline will check my bags through all the itinerary?

I have decided to post a meta Q&A, without claiming any reputation for my own answer, both for my own interest in the topic and the large number of questions "will airline check bag all the ...
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United Airlines online check-in for international departures from the US

What are United Airlines' criteria for issuing a boarding pass to a passenger checking in online for a flight departing the US (to Germany, if it's relevant, with a connection to Croatia)? The ...
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Which name provided during booking a flight is the one that counts?

I wanted to check prices on a flight from Ryanair and because they wanted a name up front I entered "Test Me". After going through all the extra options that Ryanair provides and clicking ...
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At transit or layover, have checked-in luggage transferred to the next airline without passenger retrieval and re-drop

Is there any way to book two connected flights (from different airlines; each one on a unrelated website): without passing via 3rd party agency (online or not) still being able to organize the ...
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What regular, commercial international flight requires a check-in at least 3 hours before departure?

PhilippNagel commented: 3 hours is a pretty common recommendation or even requirement these days with extra security everywhere. What regular, commercial international flight requires (not ...
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Why does one often have to check in extra early, i.e. 3-4 hours early, before the flight departure for (covid-19) repatriation flights?

I read on https://twitter.com/RichardBarrow/status/1247761807839657984?s=20: In addition, for repatriation flights, you often have to check in extra early like 3-4 hours beforehand. Why does one ...
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Clearing TSA at JFK for international flight

Later this year (hopefully) we have a flight on China Eastern. If we check in on line can we go through security with a boarding pass that is printed on our home printer? At this time the flight is ...
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Extra MR with my first name [duplicate]

I have one query related to name displayed on Air India website. There is extra "MR" with my first name on website and "Title" field is empty. Can you please suggest on this and whether it is fine? ...
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When should I use a green Star Alliance "Transfer" flag on my airline bag tag?

When checking in for my TAP Air Portugal flight this week at Heathrow Airport, I noticed that the self check-in kiosks had stacks of bright green bag tag flags. These flags were printed with the Star ...
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Can I get transit visa on arrival at Cochin airport?

Hy I am citizen of Bangladesh staying in Malaysia. I want to travel to Dubai from Kuala Lumpur with different airlines. Air Asia to Cochin and Indigo to Dubai. I have 19 hours transit at Cochin ...
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Is 2 hours and 5 mins enough time for transfer from international to domestic flight in Melbourne Tullamarine? [duplicate]

I'll be flying from Malaysia to Canberra pretty soon. My flight from malaysia will reach Melbourne at 4.55am while my connecting flight from Melbourne to Canberra is at 7am. Both flights are in the ...
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Why does online check-in sometimes close earlier than the offline check-in?

Why does online check-in sometimes close earlier than the offline check-in? E.g., https://www.skyairline.com/english/services/faq : [Online] check in opens 48 hours before your flight and closes 1 ...
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Can a full plastic bag be checked in as luggage on an airplane?

In a trip I bought some items that cannot fit into my suitcase. My ticket allows for 1 more luggage. Can I just buy a plastic garbage bag, fill it with clothes and check it in as luggage? It is ...
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Check in cabin bag at Dublin Airport with Aer Lingus

Last time I flew from Dublin Airport with Aer Lingus in August 2019, they sent me a text saying that if I wanted, I could pay €5 and check-in my cabin bag. Do they still offer this? I would like to ...
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What is the minimum time to check-in at the counter for an international flight with United Airlines where the first leg is domestic?

What is the minimum time to check-in for an international flight with United Airlines where the first leg is domestic? I read on https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/United_Airlines/checkin.php (mirror):...
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When flying AirAsia, do I need to get my documents checked before going to the gate?

I'm soon flying AirAsia from Singapore Changi Airport. My printed boarding pass has a huge red banner proclaiming "You're eligible to GO-TO-GATE: You may proceed directly to Departure Immigration". ...
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Frankfurt Airport drop check luggage early in the morning (long time before the Airline's counters open)?

I will travel by train to Frankfurt Airport very early in the morning (2 am) and I have a big check luggage. The check-in counter for Vietnam Airlines (I will fly to Hanoi, Vietnam) will be opened (...
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Where can I find the upper bound price for checked-in luggage for Sky Airline when purchased at the airport counter?

Where can I find the upper bound price for checked-in luggage for Sky Airline when purchased at the airport counter? https://www.skyairline.com/english/price-list (mirror) just gives a lower bound (e....
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Seat issues in weird Air France booking

I booked my Air France flight a few months ago and am having issues. On the app it says my boarding passes are unavailable and have to print them at the check-in counter. On the seat section it says:...
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What is the "Applicable country" field on the Icelandair check-in form?

As I entered my US Visa information in my booking with Icelandair, there is a field asking for "Applicable Country". I'm Indonesian but received my US visa from Germany, so do I enter Indonesia or ...
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Is there anything stopping me from checking into my flight twice? [duplicate]

When I'm busy, checking in to my flights via the web is often convenient. I get my boarding passes sent right to my phone and I don't need to worry about printing them before arriving to the airport. ...
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What is the baggage drop deadline for Eva Air at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) for international flights?

What is the baggage drop deadline at the check-in counter for Eva Air at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) for international flights (to SFO if that matters)? Evaair.com - managing your trip ...
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Check-in and Boarding at the Gate (the procedure for visa requirements)

I have noticed that for a given flight, there are two checks of the passport and visa documents, once at the check-in counter and then at the boarding gate. Why is such procedure being followed? I ...
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Ryanair check-in shows my date of birth 10 days wrong

I tried to check in for my flight on Ryanair's website, but it was too early. Now when I try again, it shows my date of birth 10 days wrong and I cannot change it. (No, it is not swapping the month ...
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