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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Can I buy things at Duty free Dubai in the transit area of the airport and Check in a new baggage?

I have a transit for 11 hours at Dubai Airport and I wish to stay in the transit area of the airport and not pass immigration. So I am curious if the duty free is in the airports transit area and ...
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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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When flying back from India to the US with eVisa + green card, does one have to take any action immigration-wise before the flight?

Bob holds a French passport, a US green card, and is visiting India on an e-Visa (formerly known as tourist visa). He flew to India directly from the US. When flying back from India to the US, does ...
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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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Do online boarding passes on Blue Air Romania need to be printed, or can one show it on the mobile phone?

Is it absolutely necessary to print a paper copy of a boarding pass on Blue Air Romania, or is there an option to show it on a mobile phone? What happens if online check-in is done, but the boarding ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I have to collect my checked luggage when transiting through Sao Paulo?

Im looking to fly from Newark to Brazil on United airlines and then Brazil to Argentina on an Brazilian airline called Gol. Im worried that I may have to collect my bags in Brazil and then check them ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...