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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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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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Hotel/hostel search engine that allows filtering by check-in time?

Typical scenario: I arrive by air very early and will be too tired to sightsee something in the city. I just want to go to sleep. How can I pick a hotel that allows early check-in (noon at least)? On ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Check-in luggage counter for Indigo flights at Mumbai airport

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transit at Munich Airport terminal 2 on 2 different tickets

I have 2 different tickets where I would be flying into Munich Airport Terminal 2 at 7:55am on Singapore Airlines and transiting to a 12:45pm Lufthansa flight to Rome. I would like to know if there is ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What checkin and checkout date to pick when arriving/leaving after midnight?

I will be reaching Goa 1:30 am on 13th Feb and I have a flight at 2:00 am on 17th Feb. I am not sure what should I pick up as checkin and checkout date in a hotel here is the checkin and checkout ...
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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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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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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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Where to get connecting flight boarding pass? [closed]

I'm a young girl traveling for the first time alone in January. The trip will be from Connecticut to Jacksonville with a short layover in Atlanta. I'm only going to be traveling with a carry-on and a ...
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I hold a multi-entry Schengen visa. Would the airline let me board a Schengen-bound flight if my return flight is on a different airline?

Ok, worried by this question, my situation is: Have valid multiple entry Schengen visa, first trip already made to issuing country. DOH-ORY one way ticket with Pegasus, with 3 hour stay at SAW, so ...
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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 ...