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About Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airline (TK) is the national carrier airline of Turkey and is headquartered in Istanbul. Founded in May 1933, the airline has a primary hub at the Istanbul International Airport. It serves 82 destinations in 126 countries worldwide. Moreover, being a significant airline, it provides a commendable Turkish Airline Check-In online and offline procedure. To avoid unnecessary standing in queues, there’s a seamless online check-in option available 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure. 

Turkish Airline (TK) Flight Check-In

The flight check-in procedure of Turkish Airlines (TK) is smooth and allows passengers to check in their baggage, book their preferable seat, get an e-ticket and print out their boarding pass. Such a method ensures touchless checking in of passengers on the day of their travel and saves time. Here’s a detailed guide of the check-in method.

  • Turkish Airlines allows the passenger to initiate web and mobile app check-in from the comfort of their home. 
  • The online check-in Turkish Airlines procedure opens up 24 hour prior to the scheduled departure for all flights. 
  • Passengers who couldn’t complete their web check-in process, can easily proceed with the offline check-in method at the airport. 
  • Passengers wishing to check-in at the airport don’t need to stand in a queue. Instead, they can complete the process via the self check-in kiosks available at the airport. 
  • You can also get your check-in procedure done at the concerned airport counter. 

Turkish Airline (TK) Web Check-In 

  • The process of Turkish Airlines check-in online for all flights can be completed within 24 hours to 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. 
  • Upto 8 passengers can do the web check-in process in a single booking. 
  • Web-check can be easily done from the official website of the airline. However, for third party tickets, the web check-in process must be done via the concerned agent only. 
  • Web check-in option is also available at some of the selected airports where Turkish Airlines operates. 
  • With the web check-in option, you can also select your seat, meal of your choice, and book extra baggage. 

Turkish Airline Mobile App Check-In 

  • The mobile app check-in process of Turkish Airlines (TK) all flights can be completed within 24 hours to 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. 
  • Upto 8 passengers can do the mobile app check-in process in a single booking. 
  • For mobile app check-in, passengers will require to download the airline’s app and then they can easily complete the process. 
  • From the mobile app, you can easily download your boarding pass on your mobile device. On the day of travel, you can head straight to the baggage counter.  

Turkish Airline Self Kiosk Counter Check-In 

  • The Turkish Airlines check-in for flight at the kiosk begins from 12 hours to 60 minutes (Domestic) and 75 minutes (International) prior to the scheduled departure. 
  • Passengers can use the self check-in kiosk to print their flight ticket, select the available seat, and print boarding pass. 

Passengers not eligible for Self Kiosk Check-In

There are some cases, when some passengers are not allowed to do self check-in from kiosks available at the airports. Such passengers will need to check physically at the airport. Such passengers are: 

  • 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, or meet-and-assist service, etc.

Turkish Airlines (TK) Airport Counter Check-In 

  • The airport check-in for Turkish Airlines begins from 2 hours to 45 minutes for Domestic, 120 minutes for flights to Caracas, and 60 minutes for International flights prior to the scheduled departure. 
  • However, if you’ve checked online you must reach the airport at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure, to complete other formalities. 

Steps For Turkish Airlines (TK) Flight Check-in 

Web Check-In 

  • Visit Turkish Airlines.com from any browser(Safari or Google Chrome)
  • Click on the manage booking tab.
  • Add your ticket credentials and hit the search button.
  • Follow the on screen prompts to check-in.
  • After entering your details, you will be able to select a seat, preferred meal and option to add extra baggage.
  • You can download your e-ticket and boarding pass after the process.

Mobile App Check-In 

  • Download the Turkish Airlines mobile app.
  • Log in or sign up to proceed further.
  • Click on the manage booking tab.
  • Add your ticket credentials and hit the search button.
  • Follow the on screen prompts to check-in.
  • After entering your details, you will be able to select a seat, preferred meal and option to add extra baggage.
  • You can download your e-ticket and boarding pass after completing the process.

Kiosk Check-In 

  • Place your debit card or miles card in the reader machine to allow the machine access to your credentials. 
  • Add your ticket credentials and hit the search button.
  • Follow the on screen prompts to check-in.
  • After selecting the seat, you will be able to print your boarding pass.
  • After receiving the boarding pass head to the baggage counter for baggage check-in.

Airport Counter Check-In 

  • Go straight to the airport’s check-in counter. If you have done Turkish Airlines check-in online procedure.
  • Present your travel documents such as your passport and/or valid ID, ticket, special documents, if any, such as a doctor’s certificate, discount documentation,etc.
  • After this head to the baggage check-in counter to get your baggage checked and pay an extra baggage fee if applicable.
  • After processing your details, the staff will hand over your boarding pass and direct you towards the boarding gate.

FAQs

  • Can I change my seat assignment after I have checked in? 

    You can change your seat number after check-in, provided that your boarding pass is not printed. In domestic flights, you can change your seat number according to the package you choose.

  • Can I check online for connecting flights with other airlines?

    If your journey starts with Turkish Airlines and continues on a partner airline who allows web check-in, then you can check-in online for the entire trip.

  • How many methods are available for Turkish Airlines check-in for flight?

    Turkish Airlines offers several methods for flight check-in procedure. Passengers can check-in through the web, mobile app, check-in kiosk, and at the airport counter. 

  • When does the process of Turkish Airlines check-in online begin?

    The web check-in process of Turkish Airlines starts 24 hours to 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

  • When does the check-in process at the airport counter begin? 

    The airport check-in process of Turkish Airlines begins from 2 hours to 45 minutes for Domestic, 120 minutes for flights to Caracas, and 60 minutes for International flights prior to the scheduled departure. 

  • Can I cancel my online check-in for Turkish Airlines? 

    Yes, you can cancel your online check-in by contacting the customer support executive of Turkish Airlines.

  • What documents do I need for the flight check-in process? 

    For web check-in you will only need the ticket number. For airport check-in you will be required to present your passport and/or valid ID, ticket, special documents, if any, such as a doctor’s certificate, discount documentation.

  • What is the maximum number of passengers I can include for the Turkish Airlines check-in online process? 

    In a single booking you can check-in upto 8 passengers through the web and mobile app check-in process.

  • What should I do if I checked in online but also have baggage to check?

    Turkish Airlines doesn’t ask for baggage during the web check-in process. You will need to hand over your baggage for check-in at the airport “bag drop” or “online check-in counters”.

  •  When does the check-in closes at the airport?

    The check-in process at the airport will be closed 60 minutes for domestic and 75 minutes for international flights prior to the scheduled departure. 

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