Airlines allow their passengers to check in between 12, 24 or up to 72 hours previous to the scheduled departure time. By checking in, passengers confirm to the airline that the flight is intended to be taken. Furthermore, many airlines enable their passengers to choose their preferred seats during online check-in, as well as sometimes the booking of additional services such as plane meals or additional pieces of luggage.
An online check-in can be done by passengers by providing the required personal details during online registration. Upon completion of the check-in, the airline issues the boarding pass(es) via email or for download. With 1Checkin, you can get all boarding passes within one single app, ready at the click of a button.
Step 1. Forward your booking confirmation to email@example.com. The booking information will be retrieved and displayed as upcoming flight. Planned check-in time will be displayed on the flight card. You will notice that in many cases the check-in happens at really inconvenient times!
Step 2. A passenger profile will be created for you based on the information of the booking you forwarded.
Step 3. Adjust your seat preferences if you have not done so yet. Upon availability of free seats, your chances are big that you will get your preferred seating position in the plane. You will also have the opportunity to receive the seatmap upon check-in, or upgrade your seats directly within the app.
Step 4. Your check-in will automatically start as soon as check-in is opened by the airline.
Step 5. Get your boarding pass. Your boarding pass will be available to view and ready to be scanned conveniently from the app.
1Checkin is great. It saves you time, you create your account and provide the necessary data just once, no need to ever type it in on any airline webpage or app ever again. You can have people you are flying with checked-in as well, and upon availability, you will be seated together.
You can check-in anybody using the 1Checkin app. If the booking confirmation you foprwarded contains multiple passengers, you will all be checked-in together. Don´t forget to set your seat preferences for multiple passengers.
In case of separate bookings, you can have your friends or colleagues forward their booking confirmations to your Personal Checkin email address, that way, their flights will appear within the upcoming flights section, and chances are you can be seated together
Make sure that you entered the booking reference/number. The booking reference or booking number (PNR) is a combination of 6 capital letters and numbers. They happen rather rarely, but there are booking references issued sometimes consisting of 5 or 7 characters (e.g. EasyJet).
Check if there are any other numbers on the ticket. Travel agencies usually issue tickets through global agencies, therefore sometimes there are two or even three booking numbers on tickets. To check-in via 1Checkin, the following options are suitable: Booking reference of the airline. Usually the name of the company or the "airline code" is written nearby. Global agency reference number. Nearby written may be the name of one out of four such agencies: Amadeus, Galileo, Saber, Sirena-travel.
If you do not want to deal with all those numbers, just forward your booking confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org and the system will select the correct number automatically.
Start the check-in again. You can do that within the app by selecting the flight you want to check-in. There you can change the booking reference.
If you only see a travel agent's booking number on the ticket, then contact the agency about the booking reference for online registration. If you fly on a charter flight, then, perhaps, a ticket for the plane on which you can check-in for the flight will be sent to you 1 to 2 days before departure.
The booking reference or PNR is usually a combination of 6 capital letters and numbers. It is rare to find it with five (S7) or seven (EasyJet) characters.
On the other hand, the number of the electronic ticket (e-ticket number) consists of 13 digits. The first three figures are often separated, because they designate the airline code. The last one or two digits always refer to the passenger. This is the big difference compared to the booking reference number: The booking reference can act for numerous passengers if you bought the ticket together. Therefore, if you check-in via 1Checkin, we recommend to always enter e-tickets for all the passengers you want to check-in.
Example of an electronic ticket number: 016-1246781231.
The electronic ticket number (e-ticket number) consists of 13 digits. The first three figures are often separated, because they depict the airline code. The last one or two digits always refer to the passenger. This is the main difference compared to the booking reference: This is the big difference compared to the booking reference number: The booking reference can act for numerous passengers if you bought the ticket together. Contrary to that, the electronic ticket number is individual for every passenger.
We recommend to always enter the e-ticket numbers for all passengers you want to check-in. Example of an electronic ticket number: 016-1246781231.
Every airline opens online check-in between 12 and 72 hours prior to departure. Our system checks you in as soon as online check-in opens at the respective airline, and you will be able to see scheduled check-in time on your upcoming flight cards. Thanks to our system, you will be one of the first/the first passenger to be checked-in, which increases the chance to get your preferred seat.
You can also reschedule a check-in to a preferred point in time, in case you want to make use of the seat map feature and choose or upgrade seats manually and conveniently within the app. This is specifically convenient for check-ins that would usually be processed late at night or very early in the morning.
You can add your Frequent Flyer Program numbers (FFPN) to your passenger information. In case the airline requests the number upon check-in, it will be provided. You can add multiple loyalty program numbers.
Please note that often your FFPN is required during your flight booking process already, in that case, it cannot be added to the check-in process.
Using the 1Checkin automated check-in service will spare you the annoying online check-in process and even consider your personal seat preferences. In the seat preferences section within the app, you can choose your seat preferences, for example: In front and near the window. Furthermore you can set seating strategies, in case your first preference is not available, the system will consider your second preference, and so on. You can set seat preferences by default for multiple numbers of passengers, so in case you travel with your family, e.g. all four of you can be seated in one row together (upon availability of course).
The “Seat tracker” feature lets you request the seat map of your upcoming flight, so you can choose seats manually yourself, and upgrade in case you prefer a certain seat which is not available for free. No need to go to the airline’s website to manage your booking or enter credit card details over and over again. Link your credit card, and complete your purchases conveniently within the app, it will save you time and makes flying so much easier!
It depends upon availability of this feature provided by the airline. Please check the airline’s website for more information.
Yes, you may change your seat assignment once you are checked-in, in case the respective airline makes this feature available. It depends, many airlines do not let you change your seat once you are checked-in.
You may make use of the “Seat tracker” feature for changing or upgrading assigned seats.
You can still use 1Checkin for completing your online check-ins conveniently and automatically. As for your luggage, simply drop it off at the check-in counter, as you would usually do. Please note that some airlines may charge you a penalty fee if you show up at the check-in counter for dropping off your luggage, without having checked-in online beforehand!
Some airports may also feature so-called “self baggage drop off counters”, in that case, simply scan your boarding pass or enter your booking details (available within the app in one tap) and have your baggage label printed.
For some routes, airlines do not issue boarding passes. It can happen if an airline needs to check your documents, check-in your luggage or with other internal airline's procedures. You need to go to the check-in counter or use a self-service kiosk at the airport in this case. Sometimes, instead of a boarding pass, the airline issues a check-in confirmation — we will link such a file to the flight card.
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