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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.

Check-in and boarding: cautions

It is necessary that you arrive to the airport at least two or three hours prior to your flight, in order to check-in your luggage and pass the security controls. Keep in mind there could be many people during holidays or in special days.
You should always observe the monitors or information panels with regard to the check-in counters and the boarding gate corresponding to your flight, as there may exceptionally occur last-minute changes.

f 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.

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

Once you passed the security control for necessary documents and prohibited objects in hand luggage-, please head to the corresponding boarding gate.

Check-in online

Autockeck-in machines in Barcelona airport terminal 1
Autockeck-in machines in Barcelona airport terminal 1

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

Mobile TEM sample

The mobile boarding pass is a 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.

Flight-cruise - Check in only once

If you are a flight passenger has booked a cruise departing from Port of Barcelona, or coming to Barcelona by boat for leaving Barcelona by plane, you can join the check in Seaport-Airport facilities offered by Barcelona airport to the cruise passengers during the summer season.

Further information

About the necessary travel documents and about the formalities at your arrival at the airport destination at aeropuertosenred.com.

About the boarding area at aeropuertosenred.com.

About the check-in process at aeropuertosenred.com.

Terminal T1

- Airlines Terminal T1 -

Terminal T1 airlines: One World, Star Alliance, Sky Team and associated, 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 subsidiaries CAI First and 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, Rossiya Rusian Airlines , 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 y Vueling.

*When active and operating at the airport.

- 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 3: Aegean Airlines, Air Europa, Air France y KLM, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair and Iberia.
Floor 2: Check-in machines for transit passengers: Air France and KLM, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa.
Floor 1: Air France and KLM, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair and Iberia.

- Check in counters: -

The 144 desks of this terminal are divided among level 3, level 1 and level 0. The counters are the serial numbers 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 y 800.

Floor0, counters 800, Tour operators and cruise passengers.

Floor 1, 8 check in counters from serial 900, counters from Barcelona-Madrid corridor , or Iberia air shuttle. Counters are at North dock in this floor.

Floor 3, at Departures hall, you can find serial counters 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700.

- Boarding gates terminal T1 -

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.

Terminal T1 has preferal access gates to boarding areas for a passengers with reduced mobility, prams and pushchairs.

The terminal T1 has the boarding areas A, B, C, D and E

Terminal T2

Tterminal T2 building has three terminals connected together. Terminal T2A, terminal T2B and terminal T2C.

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

- Airlines terminal T2: -

Terminal T2B airlines:

Aer Lingus, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Moldova, Air Transat, Atlantic Airways, Azur AirBelavia, Blue Air, Bulgaria Air, *Chalair Aviation, * Corendon Airlines,*Enter Air, *Evelop Air, *Gambia Bird Airlines, Germanwings, *I-Fly, Icelandair, Jet2com, Jetairfly, Luxair, *Metrojet, Monarch Airlines, Norwegian Air, *Orbest, *Orenair, *Pakistan International Airlines, *Pegasus Air, Primera Air, Ryanair, *SkyWork Airlines, *SmartWings, Transaero Airlines, Transavia com, Ural Airlines, UTair, Vim Airlines, Wizz Air and *WOW AIR.

*When active and operating at the airport.

Terminal T2C airlines: Easyjet & Easyjet Switzerland.

- Auto check-in machines: -

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

- Check in counters: -

Terminal T2B, floor 0, check in counters B1 to B43, B44 to B71, and B44 to B106.

Terminal T2C, floor 0, check in counters C21 a C33, and the special check in counter C20.

- Boarding gates terminal 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.

Terminal T2 has preferal access gates to boarding areas for a passengers with reduced mobility, prams and pushchairs.

Terminal T2 has shipping modules M0, M1, M2, M3, M4 and M5