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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Do check-in staff at airports generally have contacts for travel document verification if in doubt? [closed]

Check-in staff checking in passengers on flights to Australia have an Australian contact called BOC whom they can call in case of doubts regarding a passenger's travel documentation. Does check-in ...
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What do check-in counters know about travelers?

I recently noticed that check in counters started to automatically give me window seats. In the past, I often asked for a window seat or was asked about my preferences. Thus, my question is whether ...
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Do I really have to pay for seat selection in online check-in of Pegasus Airlines?

I'm trying to online check-in my flight with Pegasus Airlines and whenever I try to change my automatically allocated seat it shows that I have to pay extra cash. This even happens for regular seats ...
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EgyptAir asking for creditcard of person who booked tickets

Recently I booked tickets for my in-law via Expedia. I got a deal from EgyptAir for Mumbai-NYC. After booking we realized that EgyptAir mentions on the confirmed ticket that a cardholder paying for ...
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Does Ryanair charge the boarding pass reprint fee in practice?

I'm on my way to Stansted airport and I realized I forgot to print my boarding pass and I also can't use the mobile BP as I'm a non-EU citizen. Would Ryanair actually charge me 15 pounds to get the BP?...
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Mid-long stopover need to check-in baggage again? (same company)

I'll be traveling this week from Málaga (Spain) to Tokyo, with Alitalia. There's an 8-hour stopover at Rome Fiumicino. Am I supposed to pick up my bags and check them in again at Fiumicino?
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Lufthansa online check-in for multiple passengers and legs

Later this year, my girlfriend and I will be flying with Lufthansa on a transatlantic flight. To keep this question as generic as possible, let's call the itinerary A-FRA-C, with A (and FRA, of course)...
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What is the point of checking in online? [duplicate]

Since it is often encouraged by airlines, I have adopted the habit of checking in online for flights, even if I am planning on taking suitcases with me. How does this benefit me? If travelling with ...
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Late no-show at hotel

I booked a hotel via a 3rd party (expedia) for 1 week months ago. Due to weather conditions my flight was delayed by 3 days. I did not check in online or via phone to the hotel, or contact expedia for ...
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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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Is it the carrier's responsibility to bringing a passenger home?

Short story My girlfriend is currently on a business trip in India. Due to issues with her reservation, she is concerned she might have troubles checking in for the plane back home. However, seeing ...
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Does Timatic information grant you the right to get on a flight?

I've the residence permit in country A that will expire in a week. I asked for it's prolongation on time but I'm pretty sure that administration of my country of residence will not replace it in time. ...
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Is it possible to check in at the gate or the transit hall at Cochin?

In 4 days, I am flying from Kuala Lumpur to Cochin, India and 3 hours later, I have a connecting flight with IndiGo to Dubai. IndiGo only checks in international flight passengers at the airport. ...
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Check luggage for Indigo flights at Mumbai

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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What constitutes a late check-in for a hotel and should I inform them about my late arrival?

For a particular hotel I booked Expedia's Check-in policies section states the following: Check-in time starts at 4 PM If a late check-in is planned, contact this property directly for their ...
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Do I have to inform the hotel about my lateness for check in? [duplicate]

It's my first time to personally book a room, and I'm a little bit confused with the notion of "check in". Let's say I am supposed to arrive at the hotel on Aug. 15th @ 01:00 am (the room is fully ...
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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 happens if you don't check-in your Flixbus ticket before boarding?

I am currently in a Flixbus bus, but before boarding on the bus I didn't check-in my ticket. The bus arrived a bit late, so everyone was boarding freely without showing the ticket to the driver (...
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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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Will Emirates accept one 25kg bag instead of two 23kg bags?

I have an Emirates flight from Houston, Texas to Mumbai, India. I booked an Air India flight from Mumbai for the domestic portion. Emirates will accept two bags of 23kg each, Air India will accept ...
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Traveling to India from the US via Dubai with a Cardboard Box as Check-in Bag

I am moving from the US to India with a layover in Dubai (Emirates). I have an Indian passport. I was wondering if there would be any issues in checking in a cardboard moving box. The box would ...
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Why do some ferry checkins close so early?

At P&O Ferries Hull to Rotterdam, for all passengers, including foot passengers, check in closes 90 minutes prior to departure. On Stena Line ferries between Harwich and Hoek van Holland, all ...
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Transiting in ARN Stockholm with Checked Baggage

I hope you can assist me please. I want to book a flights 1. KBP to ARN @ Evening of 10 July [Kyiv, Ukraine] - Ukraine Intl Air 171 [Arriving at ARN Terminal 5] 2. ARN to AKL (Via ...
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Are there kiosks at Malpensa Airport?

Is there a kiosk at Malpensa where I can print my easyJet boarding pass?
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How are combined dimensions calculated for checked baggage on Ryanair?

The Ryanair website makes little sense regarding combined dimensions for checked baggage. For health and safety reasons Ryanair does not accept for carriage any individual item exceeding 32 kilos ...
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Gatwick Easyjet North Terminal machine drop - Tolerated amount of weight exceeding upper limit for hold luggage

Recently, I was booked on a flight on EasyJet between two European capitals. I had a ticket allowing me for one bag of max 20 kg. However, when my bag was weighted at the check-in counter, it weighted ...
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How to combine multiple bags into a single checked item?

I have three bags (bike panniers) that I want to check as luggage. Together they weigh less than the 23 kg included in the ticket, and they will be something like 40x50x60 cm in total. How can I pack ...
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I got 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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Unable to print boarding passed for connecting flight to Azores (YYZ - PDL flight)

I am flying to Toronto via Delta to take the flight with Azores Airlines (I used this airlines once before to fly from Azores a year ago). However, when I attempted to do online check-in, it told me ...
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Can a (slightly) damaged suitcase be used as checked luggage?

I have a suitcase which was damaged on a previous flight, the top handle was ripped off. There is no "structural damage", the handle base is still there. Will I have issues when checking in the case ...
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Is it possible to check a bag for only the second leg of the flight?

I am stopping over in LHR and meeting a friend from the uk for the connecting flight to the US. I am wondering if it is possible for me to check in a bag in london if i dont chck one in for the first ...
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No visa to destination country but can stay at stopover country? [closed]

Okay so I'm going to Tokyo from London and I'll be stopping over in Manila. Now my problem is, I wasn't able to get a Japanese visa. So my plan is to go to Manila instead. I'm holding a Philippine ...
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Do I have to show the exact same documents used for online check-in when boarding Ryanair plane?

My friend has just lot his national ID, but still has his passport with him. Can he identify himself with the passport instead of the document used when he checked in online with Ryanair?
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Is this an erroneous statement in Wizz Air's online check-in form?

When performing online check-in for a Wizz Air flight, I was asked to read and confirm the following statement: If you are an EU/EEA citizen, please go to Wizz Air’s check-in desk for a document ...
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What company's staff checks boarding passes at the gates at Tbilisi airport?

I'm soon flying from Tbilisi (TBS) to London (LHR) via Doha (DOH) on Qatar Airways (because of a fare glitch - it's a single booking). As my passport is getting replaced, I will only have access to my ...
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How many hours in advance can I enter Mumbai airport for an early morning flight?

As I'm flying at 06:20 from Mumbai, as a holder of the gold star alliance card, how many hours in advance I can be at the airport? Per example may I go at 12 and then go to the lounge. Because in ...
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Can I check in early, including my bags, when flying British Airways from Singapore?

I'm flying into Singapore on a low-cost carrier and have 7 hours until my next flight on British Airways. Can I check in early and leave my bags? The official website says: Check-in counter ...
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How do airlines link travellers who bought separate tickets? [closed]

I was travelling from Johannesburg to Paris on EgyptAir recently and at check-in in Johannesburg was subjected to a barrage of questions about where I lived, what I was doing in France and how long I ...
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Hotel early arrival for another guest

I made a hotel reservation through Expedia under my name for two people but my friend will arrive one day before me. The duration is 8-14. I'm arriving on the 9th, my friend is arriving on the 8th. ...
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What to do when the KLM site mentions you can not check in online for a KLM flight

I booked a flight on the KLM site several months in advance and got the line: "U kunt niet online inchecken voor deze vlucht." (You can't check in online for this flight.) The flight is on a national ...
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Advantages of checking in on a thrown-away return leg flight?

As we know, when you need to fly one-way, very often it is cheaper to book a round-trip/open jaw, and throw away the return ticket. Are there any practical advantages to check in online into this ...
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Flying Ryanair from Germany, how do I check in for a flight if my passport was stolen?

I went to Germany for a one week holiday and unfortunately my wallet with my passport inside was stolen in Berlin. I went to my embassy and they provided me with an emergency travel document so I can ...
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Is there any advantage to checking in for a flight before going to the airport?

Assume seat selection has already been done, the flight is an international one so the airline may want to see documents, and the passenger is going to check a suitcase. Is there any advantage to ...
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Having bought flight tickets from a third party, how do I check-in online?

I bought a round-trip flight ticket from a third party. The flights are operated by Air France and China Eastern Airlines. More specifically: Toulouse --> Paris --> Shanghai (operated by Air France)...
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Returning to UK from John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY

I would like to know what the procedures are on departing JFK. I'm allowing three hours before my flight. Will that be enough? What do I do then? Where do I find check-in?
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Unable to check-in online KLM (AMS-IAD)

My friend who is an Indian citizen is unable to check in online in the KLM airlines website. She gets an error similar to somthing like this: Unfortunately, it is not possible to check in because ...
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What to write in the Address field when checking-in for a US-bound flight, if my purpose of travel is transit?

I'm a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport. I booked a flight with American Airlines to Mexico City From Toronto Pearson and it says that "Passenger details are needed to check in". Flight 1: ...
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Does a check-in agent have the right to ask me to open my bag?

...and if I refuse to open my bag, can they refuse to check my bag or refuse to check me in or get somebody else over to the check in desk that has the authority to open my bag or request that I do so?...
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Do I need a boarding pass to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at Munich Airport? [closed]

I want to transit at Munich airport without going out of the transit area. I arrive in Munich with Thai Airways Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1 Condor to my non-European final destination. 1- ...
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What is the purpose of check-in before flying?

A few years ago, to do the check in, we would go to the airport and do it directly at the counter. I always thought the function of the check-in for the airline company would be to tell the company "...