Alaska Airlines Check-in

You can check in for your Alaska Airlines flight in several ways: 

  1. Online via Alaska Airlines’ website 
  2. Through the mobile app (Android, iOS, or Amazon)
  3. At the airport 
    a. Self-service kiosk 
    b. Check-in counter

Alaska Airlines Check-in—Starting and Cut-off Times 

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  1. Online Check-in Time
    If you’re holding a confirmed reservation, you can check in online through the website:
  • For international flights. From 24 hours to 1 hour* before your flight departs. 
    (*90 minutes if you’re traveling from Guadalajara)
  • For domestic flights. From 24 hours to 40* minutes before your flight departs.
    (*45 minutes for Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Denver, and Atlanta)
    View the check-in times by airport and destination
  1. Mobile Checkin Time
    You can use your mobile app to check in for your Alaska Airlines flight:
  • For international flights. From 24 hours to 1 hour* before your flight departs. 
    (*90 minutes if you’re traveling from Guadalajara)
  • For domestic flights. From 24 hours to 40* minutes before your flight departs.
    (*45 minutes for Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Denver, and Atlanta)
    View the check-in times by airport and destination
  1. Airport Kiosk Check-in Time
  • For international flights. From 4 hours to 45* minutes before your flight departs.
    (*90 minutes if you’re traveling from Guadalajara)
  • For domestic flights. From 4 hours to 1 hour before your flight departs.
    (*45 minutes for Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Denver, and Atlanta)
  1. Airport Desk/Counter Check-in Time
  • For international flights: From 4 hours to 45* minutes before your flight departs.
    (*90 minutes if you’re traveling from Guadalajara)
  • For domestic flights. From 4 hours to 1 hour before your flight departs.
    (*45 minutes for Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Denver, and Atlanta)

Note

  • Download, print or email your boarding pass.
  • If you forget or lose your boarding pass, use the airport’s check-in kiosk to print it.
  • Keep enough buffer time for security checks, checked baggage, etc.

Alaska Airline Boarding Times

You must be at the gate with a valid boarding pass after having checked in at least 30 minutes before your flight’s departure. 

Alaska Airlines Online Check-in

How to check in online for your Alaska Airlines flight

To check in online from Alaska Airlines’ website:

  1. Go to Alaska Airlines’ homepage: www.AlaskaAir.com
  2. Click on Check in
  3. Enter the following information: 
    • Departure city
    • Any one of these after selecting from the dropdown: 
      • Your confirmation code, or
      • Your E-ticket number, or
      • Your mileage plan number
  4. Click on the Check-in button

When checking in online, you will also be able to:

  • Change your seat 
  • Upgrade to First Class
  • Pay for your baggage
  • Print your baggage tags at home 
    • On most domestic flights
    • Select the Self-tag option 
  • Print your boarding pass 
  • Make same-day flight changes

If you couldn’t print your boarding pass when checking in initially, you can go through the process once again to print your boarding pass. Otherwise, you can obtain it at the airport. 

Alaska Airlines Mobile Check-in

You can check in with the mobile app from 24 hours to 1 hour before departure for most international flights, and from 24 hours to 40 minutes before departure for most domestic flights. 

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To check in with a mobile device, you will need to enter the following information: 

  • Your departure city 
  • Your confirmation code, or
  • Your E-ticket number, or
  • Your mileage plan number

When checking in with your mobile device, you can also: 

  • Pay for your baggage 
  • Make same-day flight changes 
  • Change your seat
  • Upgrade to First Class

After checking in, you will be able to download your mobile boarding pass. However, if the airport you’re departing from does not accept mobile boarding passes—such as airports in Mexico (except Cancun), Costa Rica, Dillingham, and Adak—you will need to collect a paper boarding pass from a kiosk or airport counter. 

After checking in, you can access your mobile boarding pass (online or offline) after selecting the Boarding Pass button, provided you have viewed it at least once through your mobile app. You will need to show it at the Bag Drop location, security checkpoint, and boarding gate. 

Alaska Airlines Airport Kiosk Check-in

To check in at the airport kiosk, you will need your:

  • Your passport (for international flights)
  • Your confirmation code, or
  • Your E-ticket number, or
  • Your mileage plan number

Aside from checking in, you will also be able to do the following things at the self-check-in kiosk:

  • Print your boarding pass
  • Change your seat
  • Enter or change your mileage number
  • Print your baggage tags (at select airports)

After obtaining your boarding pass, proceed to the baggage counter to check in your luggage.

Alaska Airlines Airport Desk/Counter Check-in

You can check in physically at your airport’s counter. After you show your passport and other travel documents: 

  • You can check in your luggage
  • You’ll be assigned a seat 
  • You’ll be given your boarding pass 

Frequently Asked Questions on Alaska Airlines Check-in 

What should I know about Alaska Airlines’ flight check-in times?
If you’re checking in online or with the mobile app:

  • For international flights, you can check in from 24 hours to 1-hour* before departure. 
    (*90 minutes if you’re traveling from Guadalajara)
  • For domestic flights, you can check in from 24 hours to 40* minutes before departure.
    (*45 minutes for Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Denver, and Atlanta)

If you’re checking in at the airport:

  • For international flights, you can check in from 4 hours to 45* minutes before departure.
    (*90 minutes if you’re traveling from Guadalajara)
  • For domestic flights, you can check in from 4 hours to 1* hour before departure.
    (*45 minutes for Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Denver, and Atlanta)

If you’re checking in at the airport kiosk:

  • For international flights, you can check in from 4 hours to 45* minutes before departure
    (*90 minutes if you’re traveling from Guadalajara)
  • For domestic flights, you can check in from 4 hours to 1* hour before departure.
    (*45 minutes for Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Denver, and Atlanta)

What about my Alaska Airlines check-in boarding pass?
When you check in online, you have the option to print your boarding pass at home. If you check in with the mobile app, simply download it after checking in and show it at the airport. You can also check in at an airport kiosk and obtain a printout of your boarding pass, or collect it after checking in at the airport ticket counter. 

What is Alaska Airlines’ check-in time for international flights?
Alaska Airlines’ check-in time for international flights starts 24 hours before departure and closes 1 hour before departure for most flights. However, the check-in closes 90 minutes before departure if your flight is departing from Guadalajara.

What is Alaska Airlines’ check-in time for domestic flights?
Alaska Airlines’ check-in time for domestic flights within the United States opens 24 hours before departure and closes 40 minutes before departure for most flights. However, the check-in time closes 45 minutes for flights departing from Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Denver, Las Vegas, and Atlanta.

How early can I check in at Alaska Airlines?
The earliest you can check in at Alaska Airlines is 24 hours before your flight’s departure (online or with the mobile app).

When should I reach the airport for my Alaska Airlines flight?
You should reach the airport at least 3 hours before your flight’s departure for international flights, and at least 2 hours before departure for domestic flights. 


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