musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 478 times:
I just wonder, these days most people check in online, and like me, I go to the airport to get a proper boarding pass, and also to check my baggage in. I have just booked a trip to Bali from Manchester, and in receipt of the e ticket, I saw a note that 'economy passengers need to check in at least 3 hours'. My flight leaves at 1405, so I need to be at the airport by 1105 and checked in, and checked my baggage too?
Unfortunately, the Qatar website does not give any useful informaiton, but 'at least 3 hours' should be wrong, am I right? I look forward to all your replies!
flyboy_se From Switzerland, joined Feb 2000, 745 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 451 times:
The check-in opens 3 hours before, and for economy it will shut 1 hour before the flight. For Business it is 45 minutes before the flight. I guess they write this to encourage people to check-in on time.
As long as you check-in before counter close it is fine.
Btw, you can still do online check-in. They will reprint your boarding pass at the counter. It is much better as you skip the ques, and for QR, there are a lot of VFR passengers with a tonne of luggage so you can end up waiting long for your turn.