What makes up for a good flying experience? Is it the low turbulence flight or good meals or fast check-in process? The answer is, all of the above with more things which you like as well. One thing that bugs us when we enter the airport is the queue for check-in counters. In some metro cities, during rush hours, the queue is too long and at times you might have to wait for over 30 minutes to check-in. This is where Web Check-in comes to the scene. If you are a frequent traveller then you might be very familiar with the term. Almost every major airline in the industry is offering web check-in facilities today.
What is Web Check-In?
Web check-in is a really important tool for anyone who wants a smooth flying experience. Web check-in is a facility which allows you to check-in sitting at the convenience of your home. It is usually made available 24 hours before the scheduled departure of your flight. You just have to go the airline’s website or the third-party app or website that you have used for booking your flight and login into your account. You will see the option for web check-in for your booking. Just click on it and you will be able to check-in. Each airline’s web check-in process is a little different than the other. You will be able to book your desired seat and also select or skip the option of what meal you would like to have while on air. When you check-in online, you can also check-in your luggage. Once you are done with the check-in process, you will be provided with a boarding pass which then you can print out so that you don’t have to stand in the check-in counter at the airport at all. You can also have the boarding pass emailed to you so that you can show it at the airport as your proof.
Why Web Check-In?
Why should you use web check-in services when you can do everything at the airport itself. There are plenty of reasons. One is, it is good for the environment and the airline. Since you can just get your boarding pass emailed to you, there is no need to print the boarding pass by the airline so there is saving of trees and the airlines gets to save paper and printing costs. In case you are not checking-in luggage, you don’t have to wait at the airline counter at the airport at all. Even when you do have luggage to check-in, there are dedicated counters for luggage by the airlines so that it still doesn’t take a lot of time. Also, you have the convenience of choosing your preferred seats.
Web Check-In Process of Different Airlines
Some of the major airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and Air India provide web check-in services. Even though there are differences in the check-in process, they are not very huge differences. All of these airlines except Air India will ask you to just enter the PNR number assigned to you when you booked your flight along with your last name or your email id. After that, you will be taken to a new window from where you can opt to check-in and select various services.