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Check in at the airport

The process of check in indicates to the airline that passengers have made the last step for their flight. Usually, is made in person in the airport, but many companies recommend to do the online check-in in advance to avoid queues at the airport.

Check-in and boarding procedures

The passenger should be at the check-in counter at least with :
For No Schengen flights: 3 hours prior the departure scheduled time.
For Schengen and domestic flights: 2 hours prior the departure scheduled time.
Note that there might be many people at peak travel periods or special event dates.

Keep an eye on the information panels, as there may exceptionally occur last-minute changes. Barcelona El Prat is a Silent Airport, the number of announcements via PA are reduced. No boarding or last calls announcements, except for emergency situations.

Baggage

If the passenger have baggage to be checked in, at the desk is collected, weighed and labeled. After completing the process, the passenger is given a document which have the flight details, it is the Boarding Pass: passenger details, flight departure time, terminal of departure, gate area or departure gate printed on it. Sometimes all the details are not known, and passengers must verify them with the information panels.

If the passenger does not need to check-in the baggage, can go directly to the security checkpoint closest to the boarding area.

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

Security Control points.

To ensure you have the correct travel documents with you, and to check that your hand luggage complies with the regulations, all the passengers must pass the security controls. Once you passed them, please head to the corresponding boarding gate.

To avoid queues at the airport, several airlines have self-check-in machines in the airport. They work with the flight locator or the BCBP.

Check-in online

Auto ckeck-in machines in Barcelona airport terminal 1
Auto check-in machines in Barcelona airport terminal 1

Available 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 checking 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, most of times it is enough with the flight locator and the surname of the passenger. Follow the instructions to print the boarding pass, or to receive the information on your mobile as a Bar Coded Boarding Pass -or BCBP. Use it to print the boarding pass in the self-check-in machines at the airport.

The mobile boarding pass

Mobile TEM sample

The Bar Coded Boarding Pass or mobile boarding pass is an image with a 2D code that contains all the essential data of the flight and the passenger, in a readable form for the self-check-in machines. It is given by the airline in the last step of the check-in online.

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