Check in with your cell phone

Check in for your flight anywhere, anytime. Just use your cell phone. And we make it even easier: for most flights you can also receive an electronic boarding pass on your cell phone.

Can I use mobile check-in?

You can use mobile check-in:

  • with your cell phone with internet access.
  • for yourself and for all other travelers in your group
  • for all KLM operated flights, and many other flights.

There are some exceptions for check-in on for mobile. These are the same as when you would check in online via the full version of

Read more about checking in online

How does it work?

Mobile check-in

Step 1 – for mobile
Use your cell phone, enter ‘’ and then go to ‘check-in’. If you received a check-in text message, skip this step and simply use the link in the text message.  
Step 2 – Log in 
After entering your e-ticket number or booking code and flight number, your personal details will appear on the screen. 

Step 3 – Seat and baggage
You will see your assigned seat number aboard the aircraft; if you want, you can change this seat. Or, go for a seat with more comfort. Want to bring more baggage? Arrange it at a 20% discount!

Step 4 – Boarding pass
Depending on your route and the options provided by your phone and the kind of services provided by your subscription, you can receive your boarding pass by e-mail. The quality of the barcode will be the same no matter how you receive it.

  • E-mail: you will receive one message with your check-in details and a barcode.

If you cannot receive an electronic boarding pass for your flight, you can print your boarding pass at home or at the airport.

What is an electronic boarding pass?

Mobile electronic boarding card

An electronic boarding pass contains all your flight details and a barcode that will be scanned at the airport during boarding. This means that you do not need to print this boarding pass.

In combination with your passport or proof of identity, you can get through all the checks at the airport. As with a printed boarding pass, the electronic boarding pass makes it possible to use all the facilities at the airport.

An electronic boarding pass does not state any information about your Flying Blue membership, so make sure to bring along your Flying Blue membership card in order to profit from all the advantages offered at your membership level!

Check to see if an electronic boarding pass is available for your departure airport

How can I get a printed boarding pass if needed?

Should your phone battery be dead or if you have forgotten your cell phone, you can still print out a boarding pass at one of our self-service machines, at a baggage drop-off point, or at a check-in desk at the airport. This can be done up until 30 minutes before departure.

View the check-in services per departure airport

Baggage check-in

After you have checked in, you can drop your check-in baggage at a baggage drop-off point at the airport.

View the baggage drop-off times