Turkish Airlines offers a variety of options to check in for your flight. You can choose to check in online via the airline’s website or mobile phone app. Additionally, you can check in at the airport through a self-service kiosk or the airport counter. Each Turkish Airlines check in option provides a convenient and efficient way for you to check in and get to your destination.
Turkish Airlines Check in Time
- Turkish Airlines Check-in Time Online
Online check-in/web check-in through the official website is available from 24 hours to 90 minutes prior to the departure of your flight.
- Turkish Airlines Mobile App Check-in Time
Via the official Android or iOS app
Mobile app check-in through the Turkish Airlines app is available from 24 hours to 90 minutes prior to flight departure.
- Turkish Airlines Self-Service Kiosk Check-in Time
Passengers can use the airport’s self-service kiosk to check in from 12 hours to 60 minutes prior to departure for domestic and 75 minutes for international flights.
- Turkish Airlines Check in Time at Airport Counter
Passengers can check in at the airport counter from 2 hours to 45 minutes prior to departure for domestic (Turkey) and 60 minutes for international flights (2 hours for Caracas).
Turkish Airlines recommends that even if you’ve checked in online, you should reach the airport a minimum of 3 hours before your flight’s departure due to additional security measures.
Turkish Airlines Airport Check in Counter Closing Time
The counters at the airport close:
- 45 minutes prior to departure for domestic (Turkey) flights.
- 60 minutes prior to departure for international flights.
When checking in at the airport, you can also:
- Check your baggage
- Pay the baggage fees
- Obtain a printout of your boarding pass
- Select or change your seat
- Some airports may not accept boarding passes printed at home, but only those printed at an airport check-in desk or a self-service kiosk.
- Airport desk check-ins can be busy, so be sure to reach the airport early.
- In the following cases, you will be required to check in at the airport counter:
- The departure airport doesn’t offer online or kiosk check-in.
- You have asked for special assistance at the airport and are travelling alone.
- You’re flying with a pet.
Turkish Airlines Online/Web Check in Process
Turkish Airlines online check-ins start 24 hours before flights and end 90 minutes before departure.
To check in online:
- Go to www.turkishairlines.com
- Select the Check-in/Manage booking tab
- Enter the following information:
- Your 13-digit ticket number or 6-character reservation code (PNR)
- Your surname (last name)
- Click on the search button marked ‘>’
- Follow the onscreen prompts to check in
When you Turkish Airlines check in online, you can also:
- Select a seat of your choice, a special meal, and book extra baggage
- Download your electronic boarding pass (in most cases)
How to Check in with Turkish Airlines Mobile App?
You can check in with your mobile app (at select airports) from 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure. After checking in with the app, download your electronic boarding pass to your smartphone, and on the day of travel head straight for the baggage desk.
If you don’t have bags to check in and don’t require document verification at the check-in counter, you can go directly to the immigration counter.
How to Check in at Turkish Airlines Self-Service Kiosk
Turkish Airlines self-service kiosks are available at selected airports, through which you can check in from 12 hours to 1 hour prior to departure for domestic flights and up to 75 minutes prior to departure for international flights.
To check in at the self-service kiosk:
- Place your debit card or Miles & Smiles card in the card reader, or
(this enables the machine to access your credentials)
- Enter any of the following details:
- Your e-ticket number, or
- Your reservation code (PNR)
- Follow the onscreen prompts to:
- Select your seat
After you select your seat, you will automatically receive a printout of your boarding card.
After getting your boarding pass:
- Go straight to the boarding gate if you don’t have any check-in baggage.
- Go to the check-in desk if you have to check in your baggage, and then proceed to the boarding gate.
- You should reach the boarding gate no later than 20 minutes before your flight’s departure. Remember, at some airports, it can take you longer to reach the boarding gate.
Passengers Not Eligible for Self-Service Kiosk Check-in
The following passengers are not eligible for self-service kiosk check-in—and will need to physically check in at the airport desk:
- Passengers with non-machine-readable passports/visas
- Waitlisted passengers
- Passengers with unconfirmed bookings
- Unaccompanied minors
- Passengers who have booked an extra seat, such as for a musical instrument
- Passengers traveling with a pet
- Passengers requiring special assistance, such as medical assistance, meet-and-assist service, etc.
- You can check in up to 8 passengers at a time on a single booking code (PNR).
- Be sure to reach the boarding gate at least 20 minutes before departure.
- It may take you longer to reach the boarding gate at some airports.
How to Check in at the Turkish Airlines Airport Counter
All passengers can check in at the airport counter from 2 hours to 60 minutes prior to departure for a domestic (Turkey) flight and 75 minutes prior to departure for an international flight (the airport counters at Caracas close 120 minutes prior to departure).
However, even if you’ve already checked in online, you should reach the airport at least 3 hours before your flight’s departure.
For checking in at an airport counter:
- Proceed to your check-in counter.
- Show your travel documents
- Check your bags
- Pay for excess baggage (if you’re travelling with extra baggage)
- Collect your passport and/or boarding pass
- Go to your boarding gate
How to Locate Your Turkish Airlines Check-in Terminal
Turkish Airlines offers multiple check-in options for added convenience and ease of travel. For travelers flying with Turkish Airlines, the check-in terminals are located in various airports around the world. To find the check-in terminal for your flight, simply check your e-ticket or visit the official website for more information. Alternatively, mobile check-in is available for those who prefer to skip the lines and check in on the go.
What to Do if You Require Special Assistance on Turkish Airlines
If you need any special assistance at the airport, during your flight, or after, contact Turkish Airlines at least 48 hours before departure at these numbers:
- Voice Phone Number – +1-800-778-4838
- TTY Phone Number – +1-800-455-9880
Passengers with disabilities should check in at least 2–3 hours before departure.
Frequently Asked Questions on Turkish Airlines Check-in
If you’re preparing for your next trip with Turkish Airlines, you might have some questions about the check-in process. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers.
Turkish Airlines check-in times (i.e., starting and closing times) are as follows:
• Online 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure.
• Airport self-service kiosk Domestic: 12 hours to 60 minutes before departure.
International: 12 hours to 60 minutes before departure.
• Airport counter Domestic: 2 hours to 45 minutes before departure.
International: 2 hours to 60 minutes before departure
(120 minutes for Caracas).
Even if you’ve already checked in online, be at the airport 3 hours in advance.
You can check in for your flight and obtain your Turkish Airlines boarding pass in any of these ways:
• Online/App. You can check in online via the official website, as explained above on this page in the section titled How to Check in Online on Turkish Airlines—or with the mobile app. After you check in, you will automatically receive your boarding pass by email.
• At the Airport Self-Service Kiosk. You can check in at airport kiosk, where you can take a printout of your boarding pass.
• At the Airport Counter. You can check in at the airport counter, after which you will receive your boarding pass.
On Turkish Airlines, you can get 4 types of boarding passes:
1. Printed boarding passes, which are printed at your airport’s check-in counter.
2. Self-printed boarding passes (in PDF), which you can print at your convenience.
3. Mobile boarding passes, which are sent to your mobile device.
4. Kiosk boarding passes, which are printed at your airport’s check-in kiosk.
If you’ve already downloaded your e-boarding pass to your smartphone, you won’t have to print it. Just show it at the gate to pass through. However, if you want to print your e-boarding pass, you can do it any of these ways:
• Airport’s self-service kiosk
• Airport’s check-in desk
Yes, in order to fly you must check in for all Turkish Airlines flights. If you don’t check in within the recommended timelines, you will miss your flight.
If you’re travelling on Turkish Airlines, you can check in 24 hours before departure (online or through the mobile app), or at an airport kiosk (if available) as early as 12 hours before your flight’s departure.
The maximum check-in luggage size at Turkish Airlines is 158cm/62in in combined dimensions, i.e., length + width + height. For details, visit the Turkish Airlines baggage policy page.
The number of luggage pieces you can check in on flights depends on your travel class and flight route.
If you’re flying on a piece route flight (such as to/from the United States and Canada), you can check in 2 luggage pieces (50lb/23kg each) per passenger on Economy Class, and 2 luggage pieces (70lb/32kg each) per passenger on Business Class within your luggage allowance.
If you’re flying on a weight route flight (most routes), you can check in as many luggage pieces as you like within your free baggage allowance, which is 40lb/20kg on Economy Class and 66lb/30kg on Business Class.
If you’re planning to carry extra luggage, you can check in up to 10 luggage pieces (bags) online, but you’ll have to pay an excess baggage fee per applicable rate.
158cm/62in (length + width + height).
The check-in deadline at the airport counters is 45 minutes prior to departure for flights within Turkey and 1 hour before departure for international flights.
• 24 hours before departure if you’re checking in online or with the mobile app
• 12 hours before departure if you’re checking in at an airport kiosk
• 3 – 2 hours before departure if you’re checking in at an airport counter
Turkish Airlines online check-in is available from 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure.
Gate opens 24 hours prior to departure and closes 90 minutes before departure.
Yes, you can. Special assistance check-in at the airport for Turkish Airlines is available to ensure that passengers with disabilities, medical conditions, or those requiring extra assistance have a comfortable and hassle-free travel experience.
If you’re travelling with a disability, you should check in at least 2–3 hours before departure. Upon arrival at the airport, special assistance staff will be available to assist you with your check-in and luggage. You will also be provided any necessary mobility aids and be escorted through security and to the gate, if required.
If you are flying with Turkish Airlines, it is important to check in before your flight. You should aim to reach the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure even if you’ve checked in online.
The airlines offers a convenient online check-in service that allows you to select your seat(s) in advance.
If you’re travelling on a Business Class fare, you will receive extra privileges when you check-in. You can check in at one of Turkish Airlines’ special Business Class desks located at the airport. This means you won’t have to stand in line and will save time at the airport.
After checking in at a kiosk, you should reach the boarding gate no later than 20 minutes before your flight’s departure. Remember, at some airports, it can take you longer to reach the boarding gate.
If you are having trouble with Turkish Airlines online check-in system, there are a few steps you can take to resolve the issue. First, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies, as these can sometimes cause problems with the check-in process. If that doesn’t work, try using a different browser or device.
If you are still unable to complete your online check-in, you can check in at the airport using one of the self-service kiosks or by speaking with a representative at the check-in counter. It’s always a good idea to arrive at the airport early to allow for unexpected delays or issues with the check-in process. Turkish Airlines also offers customer support around the clock, so don’t hesitate to contact them if you need assistance.