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Check-in in advance

Online and mobile check-in

Check in online either on your computer or on a mobile device, and avoid the queues. Online check-in opens 36 hours before departure. The service is available 24 hours a day, wherever you are – at home on your sofa, in a hotel, at the office or in an Internet cafe.

Which flights does the service apply to?

  • All Finnair operated flights departing from Finland and from most destinations abroad – also when the journey includes a connecting flight.
  • Charter flights (AY1000 series) departing from Finland.
  • The service is not available for flights departing from Pisa, Dubrovnik, Split, Dalaman, Ljubljana, Tenerife North and Alanya (Gazipasa).
  • Please note that check-in for flights to/from the USA opens 24 hours before departure.

How to check in online

To check in online, please log in to the service and follow the instructions. The process will give you all the information you need regarding what to do after check-in and which documents you need to take with you to the airport.

Check-in now

How-to video

Watch the video to see how you can check yourself on a Finnair flight using the online check-in:

Automatic check-in

Save time before the departure of your flight and leave the check-in to us: if you have not done the check-in online, we will automatically do the check-in for you and send your boarding pass to your mobile phone.

If your flight departs in the morning, you will receive the check-in confirmation between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the previous evening. If your flight departs in the afternoon, you will receive the confirmation approximately three hours before the flight departure.

How to register for automatic check-in

You can start using the service by adding your mobile phone number to your Finnair Plus profile. Please remember to update your mobile phone number if it changes.

You will also receive the service if you give your mobile phone number when making the reservation.

How to check in automatically

  • You will receive a text message with the check-in confirmation including your seat number and a link to your mobile boarding pass.
  • If you want to change your seat or do the check-in for people travelling with you, you can easily do it using the link in the mobile boarding pass or online at the Finnair website. Check-in can also be modified at the Finnair self-service check-in kiosks at the airport (excluding London Heathrow and Copenhagen airports).
  • Open the mobile boarding pass before security check and use it as an identifier.
  • In order to use the mobile boarding pass, your phone must have a functioning internet connection. If not, please pick up a paper boarding pass from the Bag Drop desk at the airport.