All passengers must check in in order to receive a boarding card which gives you access to the aircraft – even if you are only taking hand baggage on board with you.
You can check in on your mobile phone or computer, at an automated check-in machine or check-in counter. If you are checking in via mobile or computer and wish to check in your baggage, you need to print the baggage tags at a self-service machine at the airport.
How far in advance do you need to check in?
Airlines have different recommendations for when you need to check in. So contact your airline to see what the case is for your flight.
ID or passport
Also keep in mind that you must be prepared to verify your identity so take an ID or passport, depending on where you’re travelling.
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