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Check in at the airport

The process of check-in indicates to the airline that the passengers has made the last step for their flight. Usually is made in person in the airport. The passenger must be at the counter with at least 3 hours before the flight. Once there, show your personal identification, your passport and ticket to the airline staff.

If you have baggage to be checked in, in the counter is collected, weighed and labeled. After completing the process, the passenger is given a boarding pass which will have the data flight: departure, terminal, gate area and gate printed on it.

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. Besides, some companies have installed self check-in machines in the airport.

Autocheckin machines Barcelona Airport


Autockeck-in machines provided by Aena.

Terminal T1 at Barcelona Airport.

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Check-in online

Is avaliable 24 hours before the flight departure time and closes 2 hours before. This system confirms the assistance to the flight to the airline 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 you can enter the flight code or locator and surname of the passenger, then following the instructions on the company's check-in online. You can then print the boarding pass. It is a page that contains the flight information and passenger's essential to be able to board the plane. If the company allows and your phone has internet connection, you may also receive this information in your mobile (TEM).

The mobile boarding pass TEM

The mobile boarding pass is a TEM image with a 2D code that contains all the essential data of the flight so you can be identified in a readable form. In the last step of check-in online the company-if you have the necessary infrastructure-will to choose between it and / or traditional boarding pass.

boarding mobile pass



  • Once at the airport, if you carry luggage to check-see for your company billing for at least 45 minutes before your flight departure. If no check-in Express try in Business Class desk, which is usually less crowded.
    Taking the pre-printed boarding pass, baggage is charged at a time. Check the details of your ticket, your passport and the boarding gate before leaving the counter.
    Any doubt that you check back to staff arises
  • If you don't carry any baggage, look for your flight's gate at the airport information monitors. Be sure not to carry liquids, gels, drinks, or soda cans that are not open or sealed, as in the security check you can refuse. Read more about security measures in this regard.


Always check with your airline boarding time and the deadline for the delivery of luggage (no max. of 45 minutes)

If possible, get a couple or three hours before the airport if you have international flight in anticipation of the queues at check-in or some other unforeseen event that may arise.

Never leave your luggage unattended.

Check-in at terminal T1

In the terminal T1 is the check-in area and the departure area of the One World, Star Alliance, Sky Team and associates, in detail:

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Algerie, Air Baltic, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air Nostrum, Alitalia (and its subsidiarys CAI First & CAI Second), American Airlines, Arkia Israel Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Ba Cityflyer, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Estonian Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Israir, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Niki Lufthart, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, TAP Portugal, Tarom, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways & Vueling.

Auto check-in machines

The following airlines have auto checkin service: Aegean Airlines, Air Europa, Air France-KLM, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Delta Airlines, Egyptair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines, Turkish Airlines, US Airways and Vueling.

And placed in the terminal floors listed below:

-Floor P3: Aegean Airlines, Air Europa, Air France and KLM, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair and Iberia.

-Floor P2 : Air France and KLM, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines,

-Floor P1 : Air France and KLM, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair and Iberia.


The 144 desks of this terminal are divided among level 3, level 1 and level 0. The counters are the numbers 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700.

On the ground are 0 counters for billing of tour operators, welcoming passengers of Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM and Air France passengers from cruise ships.

The 8 check-in counters from Barcelona-Madrid corridor, or air shuttle, are also located at the terminal T1 plant 1, in the North Dock area.

Check-in terminals T2B, T2C, T2A

The terminal T2A is closed temporarily for works of reforms in the building, so there is currently no departing flights.

Terminal T2B

Aer Lingus, Air Arabia Maroc, Belavia, Blue Air, Bulgaria Air, Chalair Aviation, Corendon Airlines, Enter Air, Evelop Air, Gambia Bird Airlines, Germanwings, Icelandair, Jet2com, Jetairfly, Katekavia, Luxair, Metrojet, Monarch Airlines, Norwegian, Orbest, Orenair, Pakistan International Airlines, Pegasus Air, Primera Air, Rossiya-Russian Airlines, Ryanair, SkyWork Airlines, SmartWings, Transaero Airlines, Transavia com, Ural Airlines, UTair, Vim Airlines, Wizz Air and WOW AIR.

Auto check-in machines

Norwegian Air Shuttle has two autocheckin machines in ground floor (P0) at terminal T2.


Terminal T2C

The flights from Easyjet & Easyjet Switzerland are departing from this terminal.

Corporate Aviation Terminal

The general aviation companies operating in this building.


On the ground floor of terminal T2 there are 106 counters, divided into halls known as Terminal B, Terminal Building Olympic and Intermodal.

Thus we find on the ground of Terminal B P0 counters B1-B43 appointed. In Terminal Olympic counters B44 to B71's appointed and the Intermodal Building B72 to B106 counters.

Gates T1 - T2

It is the door through which the passenger embarks on the plane. Normally it's printed in the boarding pass, but if is was unknow in that moment, at least shows the area or module in which it is located.

In T1 are the areas A, B, C, D and E. In the T2 modules are shipping M0, M1, M2, M3, M4 and M5.

Both terminals have security checks prior to these areas, and only prove the flight passengers with a boarding card can access the boarding modules.