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Check-in at the airport

The check-in process tells the airline that the passenger has made the last process and is ready to boarding. In this process, the airline registers passengers and assigns them their seats on the aircraft; baggage is also checked in (if applicable).

It can be done in person at the airport or online, which is known as web check-in or check-in online.

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Verify on arrival at the airport which check-in counter is designated for your airline. At the counter, provide the airline staff with your documentation and/or passport, your ticket or the reservation's locator code, which consists of six numbers or letters, and which is provided to you when you make your reservation.

If you have luggage to check in, that is, luggage or packages that will go in the baggage area of the plane, that baggage must be presented at the check-in counter, where it will be weighed and labeled. Once the check-in process is finished, the passenger will be given a boarding pass with printed information on the departure of their flight: expected flight time, terminal, boarding zone and gate, and the receipt of checked-in baggage.
If the gate has not yet been scheduled, it will be shown on the information screens as the time of departure of the flight approaches. Do not hesitate to ask the staff at the check-in counters if you have any questions.

Please make sure that you carry all of your belongings with you before leaving the check-in counter: personal documents, boarding pass, and ID or passport.

Check-in and boarding: keep in mind

The passenger should be at the check-in counter at least with :
 For No Schengen flights: 3 hours prior the departure scheduled time.
 For Schengen and domestic flights: 2 hours prior the departure scheduled time.
Note that there might be many people at peak travel periods or special event dates.

Keep an eye on the information panels, as there may exceptionally occur last-minute changes.

If you have already checked in online: when you have your boarding pass printed out, your baggage is checked in at once. Ask if your airline has a quick check-in or baggage drop-off counter (for baggage drop-off only).

Never leave your baggage or bags unattended - always carry them with you.

Do not check in luggage from strangers in your name, nor take it with you as hand luggage, as you will be solely responsible for its contents upon any possible search at security controls.

Please make sure that you carry all of your belongings with you before leaving the check-in counter: personal documents, boarding pass, and ID or passport.

Make sure you do not carry open or unsealed liquids, gels, drinks, cans or soft drinks, as they may be rejected at the security checkpoint. Please refer to the regulations and security measures in this regard.

Boarding gates at the airport.

Check in online

To avoid queues at the time of airport check-in, many companies allow online check-in in advance, from your home, office or mobile device.

It is available 24-48 hours before the flight departure time and it closes 1-2 hours before departure. This system allows the airline to confirm the passenger assistance to the flight, and in most cases, the passenger can select the seat on the plane.

If you think your bags will exceed the baggage allowance, some airlines let you pre-purchase additional baggage allowance while check-in online. The excess baggage rates are lower during this process than in the airport counters.

How does the check-in online?

Visit the website of your airline and identify yourself as a user. Sometimes is enough with the flight locator and the surname of the passenger. Follow the instructions of the check-in online page to print the boarding pass, or receive this information on your mobile as a Bar Coded Boarding Pass -or BCBP. The use it to print the boarding pass in the self-check-in machines at the airport.

Mobile boarding pass sample

The mobile boarding pass

The Bar Coded Boarding Pass or mobile boarding pass is an image with a 2D code that contains all the essential data of the flight and the passenger, in a readable form for the self-check-in machines. It is given by the airline in the last step of the check-in online.

Check-in counters and boarding gates

Passenger Terminal - Murcia airport

Check-in counters:

Departures hall, level 0.
24 domestic and international check-in counters.

Security and passport controls:

Security control, level 1.
As a safety, all passengers must go through security checks before entering the boarding area, and on certain occasions, before boarding the aircraft. It is a common process at all airports crossing through a metal detector. Also, the security staff can order the user to remove the shoes and take out bulky clothes.

Hand luggage and everything you carry will be verified through an X-ray machine. Staff will ask you to deposit the items carried on trays placed for that purpose. laptops and tablets should be removed from their carrying cases. Devices batteries must be sufficiently charged, at least to be started.

Depending on the destination of your flight you must pass a new security and passport control before boarding

Boarding area:

Located on the passenger terminal level 1, the boarding area is accessed after passing the security and passport controls. Depending on your destination, the area has additional passport controls. There are 9 boarding gates, which communicate parking platform trought ramps and 2 optional telescopic walkways (passenger boarding bridges). People with reduced mobility (PRM) dispose of an elevator to access the platform.

Boarding gates:

Located within the Boarding area of the passenger terminal level 1:
Gates 1 to 9, level 1

Further information

About the necessary travel documents and about the formalities of your arrival at the airport destination at

About the boarding area at

About the check-in process at