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Check in

You can check in either online or at the check-in desks at the airport.

Check-in at the airport normally starts 2 hours before departure. All airlines allow check-in at the desks at the airport but some airlines may charge a fee for this service.

Online check-in

Good to know

  • By checking in early, you will obtain your boarding passes and have the option to choose a seat to your liking. If you are flying only with hand luggage, checking in online is easy and saves a lot of time at the airport.
  • Check-in desk opening hours vary by airline.
  • If you have checked in online and have the boarding pass with you either printed on a paper or in your mobile phone, and if you are travelling with just a hand-baggage you don’t need to go to the check-in desk at the airport. You are free to go directly to the security check.
  • If you travel with baggage that needs to go to the cargo room of the aircraft, then go to the check-in desk designated to your flight to drop off your baggage.

Important! Come to the airport early even if you have checked in online. Normally, airlines close check-in 45 minutes before departure. This means that even if the flight is to depart outside of rush hours and there are no security or check-in queues, a passenger arriving at the airport a half an hour before departure will probably miss their flight.

The following airlines allow online check-in:

Check-in at the airport

If you have to check in luggage, you need to go to the check-in table at the airport to give your registered luggage. All airlines allow check-in at the desks at the airport but some airlines may charge a fee for this service.

Self-service bag drop

All passengers, who have check-in luggage and who are flying with airBaltic, Finnair and SAS have the option to register it by themselves. This means that there’s no need to stand in the check-in line.

Self Bag Drop service (only available on airBaltic, Finnair and SAS flights)

  • Opening hours: 4:00- 21:00
  • Location: Check-in desks 1-4
  • You can drop your baggage up to 24 hours before departure.
  • Online check-in and a boarding pass is a prerequisite for self-service.

Bag Drop is not available and you need to contact the flight staff:

  • When travelling with a baby stroller or if baggage has been purchased on behalf of an adult travelling with an infant.
  • When travelling with ski equipment.
  • When travelling with a golf bag.

How the self-service bag drop works

  • To start the process, passenger must scan their boarding card, then confirm the passenger’s name, flight number and destination and that there are no dangerous items in the bag.
  • Then the bag is weighed and the machine prints out the luggage tag, which then have to be attached, following the instructions.
  • Once the tag is in place, passenger must confirm this, place the bag on the conveyer belt and scan the barcode on the tag.
  • The conveyer belt then starts up and takes the bag to the sorting area.
  • Machine issues a receipt confirming that the luggage has been registered. Keep the reciept till the end of the trip.

Watch the how-to video of self-service bag drop