Check-in and baggage drop-off times

Please find the check-in and baggage drop-off times for departures from all our destinations. Check-in times may vary if your flight is being serviced by a partner airline; please check the corresponding websites for correct check-in times. You will find the executing airlines on your booking confirmation. Important: Due to possible waiting times we recommend that you arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to departure.

Online check-in

You can check-in online from 30 hours to 1 hour before scheduled departure. For flights to the United States online check-in is available from 24 hours before departure.

How to check-in online

 

Check-in and baggage drop-off at the airport

The self-service kiosks, the airport check-in desks and the baggage drop-off points are open from at least 3 hours before scheduled departure until 40 minutes (Europe) or 60 minutes (intercontinental) before scheduled departure.


At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, kiosks are available anytime on the day of departure, the check-in desks and baggage drop-off points are open at 05:00 am for all flights.
About airport check-in
 

Exceptions on the closing time of the check-in and baggage drop-off points

  • Accra, Nairobi and Lagos: 90 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Almaty and Astana: 60 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Amsterdam: 60 minutes before scheduled departure for non-European flights
  • Bonaire: 70 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Colombo: 90 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Guayaquil: 70 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Osaka: 60 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Paramaribo: 120 minutes before scheduled departure
 

Recommended check-in times before departure

We recommend that you check-in 3 hours before departure. Exceptions are:

  • Delhi, Paramaribo and Lagos: 4 hours before scheduled departure
  • Europe and Osaka: 2 hours before scheduled departure
  • Guayaquil: 70 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Mexico-City: 4.5 hours before scheduled departure
  • Moscow: 2.5 hours before scheduled departure

Please take into consideration that there may be a line at the Baggage Drop-off Point and immigration- & security check points. In accordance with our Transportation Policy, KLM cannot be held accountable if you are not at your gate on time.

Read our Transportation Policy here
 

Checked in? Go to your Flight Guide

Love to find out what will be on the menu and discover all about your flight, crew and aircraft? You can go to your Flight Guide via My Trip. Flight Guide can be used on any device, so be sure to save it to your mobile phone or tablet home screen before travelling!

Flight Guide is available from 6 days before departure of any KLM flight.

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