Millions of travelers travel by air in the U.S. and around the world despite the lines and waits involved with air travel. This aside, one of the most inconvenient aspects to traveling by air are the waits involved. Most airlines have been working to make this aspect of travel by air more simple by offering self service kiosks for check in.
By eliminating the need for human staff, airlines are cutting costs and according to one airline “allow passengers to take more control of their travel experience.”
How does it work
While the self service kiosks will vary from airline to airline, the main concepts are always the same.
When you arrive at the check in, you will see a line of kiosks with computer screens free standing as well as an airline representative there to assist as well. All you have to do is enter the required information and input the number of bags you are carrying, print out your itinerary and hit print. Here you have the option of reviewing and changing your seat assignment if applicable as well. If you have connecting flights, the kiosk will print out all your passes for the entire journey as well. Now, simply identify yourself, weigh your bags, put them on the belt and you are on your way. All your information should be located on your tickets.
You will still need to go through security at this point so be sure you have the information and paperwork which will be required such as your passport, your id, and your tickets or etickets.
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