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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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Checked luggage procedures between Haneda and Narita airports

I bought tickets from Japan Airlines (JAL), the details as per below: Day 1: From Penang to KL and change flight to Tokyo Narita Day 15: From Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda, then fly from Tokyo Narita ...
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How does the Starwood Hotels in-app check-in work for affiliates without a keyless entry system?

I see that Starwood Properties has been rolling out the In App Check-in and Keyless entry but has not installed them yet at the Westin Brand in Scottsdale. Was wondering if you can still check-in ...
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Can I take liquids in checked luggage on a plane?

I'm surprised that I haven't found this question on the Travel.SE already. I know there are restrictions on carrying liquid on commercial flights, less than 100ml. Does this also apply to checked ...
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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 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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Who am I flying with?

I purchased a ticket from PIT to CWL with stops in DTW & AMS through a 3rd party website. I'm 99% certain it's KLM, but the ticket lists Endeavor Air, Delta. & KLM Cityhopper for the ...
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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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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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Can my Q Bag Tag be used by another traveller?

I have multiple Q Bag Tags from my airline Qantas. If I lend one to a friend, are they able to use it? It's unclear whether the tag is permanently associated with my frequent flyer number, or if it ...
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Connecting Jet airways flight Mumbai to Jaipur, after flying in from Frankfurt. What would be the luggage allowance?

I am flying by Luthansa from Frankfurt to Jaipur, where Frankfurt to Mumbai is Luthansa flight with 23 kg checkin allowance and from Mumbai to Jaipur, I have a connecting Jet Airways flight, which is ...
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Is there an optimal time to check in to a Spirit flight?

I am planning to take a Spirit flight where I have not prepaid for a seat assignment. I will let Spirit pick my seat for me, which happens when I check in. From personal experience and from a few ...
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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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Will a self service check-in machine know that I have connecting flights and transfer my luggage?

I have a connecting flight from Hamburg through Frankfurt with Lufthansa. I have only 45 minutes to catch the other flight. Usually when the check-in is done in person, I can say that I have a ...
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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 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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Required to check-in in person at international layover airport

So my wife and I will be traveling to the UK this month, and we booked the flight from Los Angeles to London through Kiwi.com. Our itinerary is LAX to OSL via Norwegian Air, and then OSL to LHR via ...
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Do I need to do the checkin in the Thalys?

I am going to use the Thalys from Paris to Brussels. Its the first time I use it and the whole booking process resembles a lot using an airplane, which leads me to questions. Do you need to do some ...
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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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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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How early can I drop off my luggage for EI at DUB to AMS?

At Budapest airport, the check in didn't open until two hours before flight. I wonder whether there's a similar idiocy going on at Dublin or I could drop my luggage off at leisure earlier.
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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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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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Can't check-in on Ryanair, because an adult is registered as a teen and a teen is registered as an adult

On Ryanair online check-in, when I typed my birth date I got an error saying teens must be under 16 years old. Vice-versa for my son (I can't get it to accept the birth date because it says adults ...
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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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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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Do you have to show a WIZZ boarding pass on a computer screen for it to be printed for free at the airport?

With easyJet, you can get a boarding pass at the airport for free if already checked in online, no hassle. However, when I asked a WIZZ check-in counter in London, they said they can only print it ...
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Check-in when travelling with two different companies

I will soon travel with 2 different companies, is it possible to check in and recieve both boardings in the airport of my first destination (i.e. book seats of both flights and get both boardings as ...
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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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Is there anything I can do as a passenger to shorten the time between when the check-in counter opens and my flight lands at its destination?

If I myself am clearing check-in, boarding, and disembarking fairly quickly, is there anything else I can do to help make these processes go smoother and faster?
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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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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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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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Traveling from heathrow UK with baby food glass jars

We are going to visit India next month, we are planning to take baby food in jars which are glass made. We are not sure where to put them, whether in the main lauggage which will be booked on air ...
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Baggage check-in rules for Lufthansa airlines

I am travelling from Mumbai to Lafayette via Munich-Houston by Lufthansa. Do I need to claim my checked luggage to clear customs in Munich and Houston?
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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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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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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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For the Qatar Airways Doha-Dubai shuttle service, when does Dubai checkin close?

If you go to the Dubai Airport (DXB) website at the moment, and ask it about checkin times, it has a popup that warns that at this time of year, you should allow 3 hours for checkin and departure from ...
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Should I be carrying my checked-in baggage while shifting flights be it domestic or international?

I have booked a flight with British Airways (BA): Hyderabad to London (BA). London to Chicago (BA operated by American Airlines -> International Flight). Chicago to Cincinnati (BA operated by ...
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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 my baggage be checked through to the destination by Lufthansa?

I reserved flights from Hong Kong to Dublin and will change planes at Munich, and when I return from Dublin to Hong Kong I will change planes at Frankfurt. All legs are operated by Lufthansa. I am ...
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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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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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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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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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How early to arrive at Frankfurt airport?

My Flight (with Adria Airways) leaves at 20:30 from terminal 1 of Frankfurt Airport. (On a Wednesday if it matters:) I was thinking of arriving at the Airport from Göttingen with the ICE771 that ...
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Can I visit the Jewel mall after checking in my luggage at Changi?

Jewel is the recently opened development project created close to the Changi airport in Singapore. The last time I visited Jewel was to see the waterfall and I didn't have a flight out of Singapore ...
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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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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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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 ...