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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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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 (...
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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 "...
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Do airlines verify the validity of visas electronically during check-in?

My question is whether airlines check visas electronically at the check in. Say a person wants to fly from Moscow, Russia to London, UK to claim an asylum. Since he doesn't have a visa to the UK, he ...
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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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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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Can my travel companion use my ticket for the extra seat/space?

I have a non-refundable ticket for a domestic US flight I can no longer use due to circumstances. Can my travel companion still use my boarding pass, assume I would check in and print out for them, ...
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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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Are airlines required to check for Brazilian visa of an American at check-in?

I was offered a job in Brazil and wanted to make sure it was a good place for my kids so booked a flight the morning of the offer for a flight later that morning. I arrived at airport for my direct ...
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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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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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“Do not board” message at the airport check-in?

I was booked on a flight for Chicago from Bangalore (India), I have a B1 visa. During check-in at the airport counter (for air India) they guy (who generates the boarding pass) said he gets an error ...
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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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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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Do airlines have the right to check Schengen visas on intra-Schengen flights?

I was flying with a minor airline called SmartWings which didn't have online check-in, on a route between Spain and Czech Republic. At the check-in desk, my friend presented his (non-Annex II) ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to short-check part of my baggage in a connecting flight?

I'll be traveling from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Paris (ORY) with a connecting flight in Lisbon (LIS). All flights are with TAP (Air Portugal) and there is a 3 hour wait in Lisbon. Is it possible to ...
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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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Re-checking with another airline at Incheon

I am taking a flight from Bangkok to Incheon with a connection time of 2 hours. I have 2 bags. I need to go through immigration, pick up my bags and re-check again with Delta Airlines. Do I have ...
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Hotel near Newark airport (EWR) for early morning use

I am arriving at Newark airport (EWR) at 6 in the morning, and my next flight is late in the evening. I would like to get a few hours of sleep after I arrive (and don't want to pay too much for it, ...
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Likelihood of accidentally checking in passport with luggage

Out of curiosity: how likely is it that you end up in a foreign country with your passport inside your checked-in luggage, and are there specific safeguards in place to prevent that? It appears to me ...
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Is it possible to check-in a small bag which is usually used as a cabin bags?

My handbag size is 36*22*54 cm (18"), it is a small size which is normally used as a handbag. But I like to feel free and don't want to have it with me all the trip. So I would like to check it in. Is ...
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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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Can you check an envelope? (of razor blades)

I'm traveling soon, and will be bringing everything in my carry-on. However, I'd like to bring my preferred blades for my safety razor, rather than finding whatever I can in another country (and ...
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Will my ID scan at check-in?

I have a flight booking, and below is a section of the airline's reservation data: 1.SSR DOCS B2 HK1 GVAMSQ0872S26OCT/P/SWE/*****125/SWE/04MAY1995/M/02FEB2023/DEVECSERI/ANDRE 2.SSR DOCS B2 HK1 ...