Electronic check-in for a plane is already commonplace. But such little things make it possible to use the modern achievements of science and make our life more convenient and comfortable.
In order to buy an electronic ticket for an airplane, you need to go to the website of the corresponding airline and select the desired flight. After paying for the ticket, complete information about the flight will be sent to the client's e-mail and phone number. Then you will need to fill out a special registration form on the site.
Highlights of electronic registration
It is not difficult to register electronically for the plane. First, you need to enter a special booking number (it will be sent to the client's mail or phone) and the passenger's surname. After that, you need to indicate the country of residence, citizenship and full passport details.
You can then select any seat on the aircraft. This is an advantage of online check-in, as with normal check-in there is no seat selection option. Sometimes there are times when the airline can change your seat for another (for example, for reasons of aviation security).
After completing electronic check-in, you must print your boarding pass, as you will need to present this pass and the passenger's passport before boarding. The coupon can also be received on a mobile phone and presented when boarding from the device screen. In addition, at some airports it is possible to print your boarding pass at special kiosks if you forget to do it at home.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Registration
But electronic registration for a plane has its own nuances. For example, online check-in cannot be done for passengers traveling with animals, passengers carrying dangerous goods or purchasing tickets through travel agencies, as well as when ordering group tickets (from nine or more people).
Electronic check-in starts approximately 24 hours and ends 1-2 hours before the aircraft departure. If the passenger has luggage with him, then he will also have to check in at the bag drop-off counter. In some countries where a visa is required, you will need to queue again to go through the visa verification procedure.
Electronic registration also has its advantages. First, you can check in for the flight without leaving your home. At the airport, you only need to present your boarding pass, which is sent to the e-mail or phone number indicated during registration. You can also change any details of the flight without having to travel to the airport or travel agency. Finally, online check-in is free, while the airport may be asked to pay money for it.