Eastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9310 times:
I am flying AA DCA-MIA-SCL on 12/23/2006. I figure lines on both check-in and TSA are going to be crazy. How early would AA let me check in?. How can I check if earlier flights into MIA might be available?. Would they charge during this time of the year.
Britannia191a From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 9246 times:
I checked in 36 hours before my Monarch flight from Manchester to Malaga. I checked in, printed my boarding pass and when i arrived at the airport I just checked my baggage in and showed my boarding pass. So easy
The only problem with it is that board cards you get at the airport have a perferated edge which is easy for staff at the gate when boarding to tear off or stick through machine. If you print it from home, they have to fold the piece of paper (printed boarding pass) at the bottom and then tear which would be a real pain if every passenger on that flight had done it.
YEGer From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9187 times:
It depends on the airline and what you consider checking-in. Getting your boarding pass via an electronic checking is one thing--most airlines allow 24 hours there. Checking in at the airport and checking your luggage is another thing. Most airlines have a time limit as they don't want to manage all of the luggage that would be checked in. Check with your airline. It may also depend on the level of status you have with the airline as well.
Swissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9165 times:
Yes getting your boarding pass is usually no problem 24 hrs. prior but the bags are a other story... at ZRH I usually check in my bags the evening prior departure with LX/AC but I guess not possible with any US carrier...
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8657 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9019 times:
Outside of the US some airlines allow you to check your luggage as early as the day before. In The US i don't think that is allowed. For example, LH lets you check your luggage the day before, in Germany. But the same LH, won't allow prior day check-in in the US. I suspect TSA regulations have something to do with that. I think generaly speaking, the earliest you can check your luggage in the US, is 4 hours prior to your flight.
Bongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8956 times:
What I usually do, specially in MIA is to check in 6 or 7 hours before the flight, even before return my rented car, so after that I go to have lunch outside the airport and some other stuff, return the car and then I go directly to the gate say 1 hour before the flight.
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Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21582 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8935 times:
When I flew AA out of NRT, I had a 9 hour connection from a JAL flight, and AA only allowed check-in (with checked baggage) 6 hours or less prior to departure. I do not know if that is the same policy in a place like DCA, where AA flies all day long.
You might call them, but they may not know over the phone, either.
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