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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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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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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Connecting flights on different tickets, same PNR

I am travelling with China Southern Airlines on an itinerary that looks like this: Outbound: XXX – Beijing (PEK) Return, 14 days later: Shanghai (SHA) – Guangzhou (CAN) – XXX, where XXX is my home ...
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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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Does Lufthansa allow you to choose seats for free during checking-in online?

When I booked my flight with Lufthansa, an early seat reservation was available for an extra fee. But I did not want to pay extra so I just skipped this step. Is it possible for me to check-in ...
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Will airlines offload luggage if a passenger does not board?

I am flying from from BOM-IAH with a baggage allowance of 2 bags of 23kg each for check-in luggage. On the return, I booked a flight from AMD-BOM on Air India which only allows for 1 bag with 25 KG in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can I use a PDF boarding pass for Ryanair?

My agent sent me a PDF via email. Can I use it at the airport? Or do I have to use the RyanAir app? Or do I have to print a boarding pass?
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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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I was denied boarding due to outdated information on passport validity? What to do?

I (Swedish citizen) was to board a flight to Vietnam but got stopped and they said I couldn't board due to my passport expiring in 5 months and that I need at least 6 months. My visit was for 15 days ...
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What's the maximum amount of luggage that can be carried on Qatar Airways?

I would be flying in Qatar Airways from Doha to Bangalore (India) and my check-in baggage allowance is 40 Kgs. Can I carry 3 bags within the limit of 40 kgs? Is there any limitation on the numbers of ...
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How can I ensure that two passengers with separate bookings on Ryanair sit together?

I made two separate bookings with Ryanair for me and a friend (they travel A->B->A, whereas I travel only the B->A leg together with them). I did not include any extras during booking, such as the "...
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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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Transfer Desks at ARN (Stockholm-Arlanda)?

I am booked on CA911 PEK-ARN and TK1796 ARN-IST, with 2 separate tickets. I will bring carry-on luggage only. Are there any transfer desks at ARN, specifically Turkish Airline's, so I can get my ...
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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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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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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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Why does Turkish Airlines want me to cancel my flight when I check-in?

I'm trying to check-in for flight TK1770 that's departing tomorrow and the check-in page is showing me the following error: An unexpected problem occurred in your flight numbered. Please review the ...
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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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How to get boarding pass during layover?

I'm flying from Cork to London with Aer Lingus and then London to Los Angeles with United after an hour layover in London. United Airlines isn't letting me check in to my flight, saying that my "...
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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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Valid ESTA for US, but Check-In online says “Not received travel approval from the US authorities. Contact US Embassy or Consulate” [closed]

Tomorrow I want to fly to New York with my family. I have a valid ESTA for 2 years and have never been to the US. After filling out the information in the online check-in the following was written: "...
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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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Lufthansa and transfer to flight on Sun Express

I am travelling to Imir from BHX with Lufthansa and will change flights in Munich. Lufthansa have changed the Munich to Izmir flight to Sun Express, their partner airline. My question is - do I have ...
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Can I refuse to choose seats with additional cost at check-in time?

Related to this question, but in my case I actually am in the situation where all normal seats are occupied. This is what happens here: the online check-in system is trying to force me to choose ...
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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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London Heathrow: What are the options while waiting for hotel check-in?

I am traveling with my wife and son (infant) to London from Dubai. The flight lands early morning (6 am) and hotel check-in time starts at 3 pm. I contacted the hotel and they refused to accept an ...
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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)? https://www.evaair.com/en-...
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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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Check-in luggage counter for Indigo flights at Mumbai airport

I have a flight which arrives at Mumbai International Airport and I have to connect to a GoIndigo flight from Terminal 1 (domestic terminal). Three years ago, when I flew to Mumbai, it had a check-in ...
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Online check-in, overbooking and EU compensation rights

I couldn't find an answer to this anywhere. Everything I find about overbookings is about people standing in line at the gate, after security scrutiny, and being bumped. I have read everything about ...
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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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How much time is needed for check-in at Zurich?

I'm really anxious about air travel. Not the flying part but the airport stuff like security and boarding. I booked a flight leaving at 07:00am on a Saturday in mid-October from Zürich (ZRH). What ...
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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 ...
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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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Automatic US visa revalidation - boarding pass in Canada

My F1 is expired, but other documents are ok (I-20, I-94). I plan to come back to the US after a short trip to Canada using the AVR rule. Will I have any problems with getting a boarding pass on my ...

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