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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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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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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Using Ryanair online check-in, how to print boarding pass for the return flight?

I am flying with Ryanair and have managed to print my outgoing boarding pass, but it says you can't print a return until 8 days before departure. What do you do then?
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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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Is it safe to put a PS4 in checked luggage?

My friend is coming back to India from Dubai and is bringing a PS4 for me, as it is cheaper there. It is new and in the original, unopened packaging. He has his own carry-on baggage and adding the PS4 ...
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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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Do I still need to bring/print e-ticket reference number if I check in on-line and print my boarding pass?

I am flying with Easyjet and I have checked in on-line (there is no other option). I will bring and print my boarding pass. Is this enough, or do I still need to print and bring the e-ticket ...
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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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How can I check in online for an international United flight if my passport is extended?

Yesterday I've faced an unusual conundrum: for some asinine reason United won't let you check in online unless you download their app and take a photo of your passport. Supposedly they use the photo ...
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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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Baggage transfer from Air India to Qantas on same booking

I am travelling to London with a transit in Dubai. My Air India flight arrives in Dubai (Terminal 1) at 22:25. The onward flight to London is with Qantas at 02:10 from Terminal 3. Will my luggage be ...
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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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How can I contact KLM Ground Services?

I'm trying to find an E-Mail address, or at least a phone number, to KLM Ground Services at Schiphol airport. I can only find the main KLM contact number, however, which is utterly useless in ...
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Singapore Airlines online check-in and document/credit card/visa verification

In their website, Singapore Airlines write about online check-in (at https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/au/travel-info/check-in/online-mobile-checkin/). It is mentioned: At the airport, proceed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Travelling using two passports of the same country

I am German and I am holding two valid German passports. My first passport (Passport A) contains a Chinese visa. My second passport (Passport B) is still empty so far. Now I want to travel from ...
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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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Through Check-In: JetBlue → Singapore → Lufthansa [closed]

I'm booking a trip (all part of a single booked itinerary) that connects three flights, one from JetBlue, followed by a Singapore international flight, and finally a Lufthansa flight. From Singapore's ...
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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 ...
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Can I check in at a kiosk if I selected “Online check in”?

I am travelling from Kingston, Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale tomorrow afternoon with Spirit Airlines. I selected "online check in" but have been unable to check in because I do not have a printer at home ...
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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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Are LiPo batteries allowed on commercial airlines?

I want to travel with my RC quadcopter across international boundaries (Canada to USA). The RC uses LiPo batteries and I have two separate batteries for it. Are they even allowed on airlines? I am ...
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Do I need to fly with passport when API is required?

I am an EU citizen planning to fly from Switzerland to England (London). I usually use the app from my airline to do online check-in and then just walk up to security. In this case, though, 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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How early can I check-in at KEF airport in Iceland?

I am going to be traveling and doing a stopover in Iceland, but I am not planning on staying at a hotel. How early can I check in if my flight is at 7am?
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Missed hostel check-in by one day - charged full stay and not given lodging

A while back I booked a hostel in Madrid and accidentally got my travel dates mixed up - I ended up booking for 8 nights instead of 7 because when I booked the hostel I thought I was arriving one day ...
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Does booking flights on a third party website produce a single PNR?

I am currently in the process of researching flights from DRW (Darwin, Australia) to TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel). It am currently considering an itinerary with the route DRW -> SIN -> FRA -> TLV with the ...
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Leave Mumbai Airport after Check-In

I am planning to check-in my luggage 4 hrs before an international flight. Once I check-in my luggage and receive the boarding pass, can I leave the airport and come back after 1.5 hrs? I have an ...
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At what airport will Australian advance passenger processing (APP) be performed?

Assume a passenger flies Zurich-Dubai-Sydney-Nouméa on a single e-ticket, and checks in on the Qantas website. Then assume the following two scenarios: The passenger prints the boarding passes at ...
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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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Condor carry-on luggage check procedure

When recently I was traveling on Condor I had opted for check-in at the counter since I had to drop a bag as well. The agent first weighted my hold luggage and then my carry-on together with the hold ...
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International Check-In Times with JetBlue

I just discovered that JetBlue has a list of international check-in times on their website, by which they mean at what time people should arrive at the airport for departures to various international ...
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EU passport holder with Belarusian nationality [closed]

I have a European passport issued in Estonia and ID card. In my passport the nationality stated as Belarusian, as I was born there, but I have been living in Estonia for more than 30 years. I am ...
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Singapore Airlines seat selection after online booking

I read some similar questions (e.g. this), but they concern European airlines that have to act under European laws, Singapore Airlines probably doesn't. I booked a flight from FRA to SIN (and further ...
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Do you take off luggage tag for return flight and out new one on?

Will be flying with easy jet and was wondering for retuning flights the old luggage tag we have on are suitcase. should we take them off before arriving at the airport to return home or leave it as ...
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For UK/USA bound flights, are details entered during online check-in, such as date of birth or passport number ever checked by airlines/immigration?

When checking-in for a flight online, you are usually asked for details such as date of birth, passport number, passport expiration dates, etc. However despite making minor mistakes a few times (...