Sunday, 31 July 2016

American Airlines Check In Options

American Airlines (AA) is one of the major carriers of United States of America. It provides a range of options for easy check-in for passengers. This is to enable them to obtain their boarding passes without hassles, without being in long queues at the airports.

American Airlines online check in is available from 24 hrs and up to 45 or 90 minutes before departure of  domestic or international flights respectively. 
AA mobile check in is also available within same time limits as online check in. 
While at the airport, passengers can use the regular check-in counter or the kiosk machines kept nearby to perform check in. Before entering the airport terminal, passengers can also avail the curbside check in services. 
If you are new to airport or flying for first time or you feel there might be an issue with the chek-in process, you can seek assistance from a personal representative all the way during check in process. 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

When is it not possible to perform Vistara web check in?

Vistara, the only Indian carrier to add a premium economy cabin class, is a joint venture between the Tata group of India and Singapore Airlines of Singapore. It provides three cabin classes of service- economy, premium economy and business class. Passengers can fly to a limited number of domestic destinations in India using its flight service. They are allowed different baggage allowances as per the cabin class.
Vistara provides multiple ways of checking in. Passengers can proceed to airport counters for this purpose. They can even use the auto-check in facility of the airline if ticket has been booked with some agent. It is also possible to get a Return check-in done if the return flight is within 48 hours. However, it is the Vistara web check in which is extremely convenient for passengers since they can get the boarding pass in email and in their mobiles.
However, Vistara web check in might not be applicable in certain cases. In these situation and these special passengers are required to use the regular airport check-in.

vistara web check in

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Go Air Web Check - Easy and Effective !

GoAir is the low cost carrier of India, owned by the Wadia Group. The airline operates domestic flights and does not fly on international routes for now. It is the fifth largest airline in India having about 8 percent market share. The carrier has hubs at Mumbai and Delhi airports from where it flies to different destinations in India. The airline allows convenient online ticket booking, changes to itinerary, cancellations, check-in and other services through its website and mobile application. Among its online services, web check in is one service which is convenient for passengers as it prevents long wait at airport queues.

GoAir web check in facility can be availed both by passengers who are carrying only cabin baggage as well as by those who are carrying check-in baggage as well. For the latter, there are baggage drop counters at airports where passengers can get their bag-tags printed and affixed on luggage and then leave these there. They can then proceed directly to airport security clearances. This way, the travellers are able to prevent long queues at airport counters.

Go Air web check in facility can be accessed by visiting the website of the airline and entering the last name and PNR number. During the process, you would be able to add baggage, select the seats of choice, add services required and get the boarding pass. Boarding pass can be had either in the mobile device or in the email. Whatever may be the format or receiving it, it has to be printed before going to the airport because this has to be shown in the printed format to the airline and the security. If travelers are not able to take the print out, the same can be taken at airport through the check-in counter by paying a fee.

There are certain opening and closure times for checking in using online medium. Further, there are boarding gate closure times which shall be respected by the passengers. Flyers with check-in baggage are required to report a little earlier than the usual check in timelines.

While this service can be availed by most of the flyers on Go Air, some passengers are not allowed to use it. They have to use the airport check in counter. These passengers, in general, are the ones whose documents need to be checked and verified by virtue of their special medical condition or age. Pregnant women, unaccompanied minors, wheelchair assistance requiring flyers, travelers with infants and others are required to produce documents. This requires their presence at the airport check in counters and hence the web check in facility is of no use for them. 

Friday, 22 July 2016

Delta Airlines Baggage Allowance For Domestic Flights

Delta Airlines is one of the major airline companies of USA. It flies to more than 60 countries worldwide covering more than 330 destinations. It was founded 92 years ago in 1924 but commenced operations only in 1929. It follows a baggage allowance policy which varies according to route of travel, loyalty rewards membership status of the passengers and cabin class service. There are four different types of cabin classes in Delta Airlines- Main Cabin (which is comparable to Economy class of other airlines), Business, First and Delta One. The last one named is the highest level service offered by Delta Airlines.

Delta Airlines Checked Baggage Fees and Freebies

As per the Delta Airlines baggage policy for domestic flights, the Main Cabin passengers are required to pay for checking-in even their first baggage. The charge for first baggage is USD/CAD 25 while for second baggage is USD/CAD 35. For all Main Cabin passengers, the weight per bag is 23 kg and the sum of dimensions is 157 cm for each bag. So, no check in baggage is free for travelers in the Main Cabin class. If they are planning to take 2 check-in bags, they will have to shell out USD/CAD 60.

However, passengers travelling on other cabin classes on domestic flights are not required to pay anything for carrying 2 check-in bags. Further, these cabin class passengers enjoy a higher allowance of 32 kg per check-in bag. So, the benefit flows by being able to carry more on their flights and, that too, for free.

Apart from the check-in allowances or fees, the passengers are also allowed to carry one cabin baggage which shall two types of size restrictions- sum of linear dimensions shall not be more than 114 cm and individual limit shall be of 56, 35 and 23 cm. The individual side dimensions are also important because the bag is required to be put in the Check which is kept at the check-in counters at airports. If it does not fit into it, you might be either charged more for it or be asked to put it in check-in baggage.

Interesting as it might sound, there is no maximum weight limit to the cabin baggage except for Singapore where 7 kg limit is applicable and Shanghai, Beijing and South Korea where 10 kg limit is applicable. And, there is no charge for carrying cabin baggage.

Along with the cabin luggage, you are also allowed to carry one personal item, which could be 1 purse, briefcase, diaper bag, camera bag, laptop or 1 item of similar nature. There are some other items which can also be taken in cabin and these are not considered to be a part of the personal item. These items are a jacket, overcoat or umbrella, duty free items, wheelchairs, strollers, crutches and other assistive devices. 

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Check-in Times for Delta Airlines Shuttle Service

Delta Airlines is one of the major airline companies of USA. It provides flight connectivity to different parts of the country as well as to international destinations. It also connects cities and towns close to each other via flights. This flight service is called the Delta Shuttle service.
In order to connect with the flight, the passengers using this shuttle service are required to report in time.
The time lines of check-in at the airports from these  destinations shall be met. These cities where Delta provides shuttle services are mentioned in this pictorial. You can also check the connecting check-in timelines.
For Delta check-in times of the domestic flights, please click here.