What is the check-in procedure for Alaska Airlines?


Quick Answer

Alaska Airlines' web check-in begins with the passenger selecting his departure city and then entering his confirmation code, e-ticket number, mileage plan number or credit card number. He selects the passengers checking in and any bags they are checking, and then he prints boarding passes.

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After looking up the reservation, any passenger that needs to check-in is selected by checking the box next to his name. If he's a mileage program member, that information is entered on the same screen. The number of bags being checked by each passenger is selected through a drop-down menu.

Alaska Airlines also offers mobile check-in, kiosk check-in and ticket counter check-in options. Check-in is available between one and 24 hours before the flight's departure time, except for kiosks, which are available 40 minutes before the departure time. When using mobile check-in, the passenger's boarding pass is sent to his mobile device.

Fees for checked bags can be paid online, at a check-in kiosk or at the ticket counter. Checked bags are dropped off at the baggage-check location. Bags are accepted four hours before the flight's departure time at most airports, although there are exceptions.

Options during the check-in process include changing a seat assignment and upgrading to first class. After check-in is complete, the user can print a travel receipt.

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