Web Check-in - saves time and offers flexibility

E-ServicesCheck in easily and conveniently online, as early as 30 hours before departure.

For connections to and from the United States and Cuba, Web Check-in opens 24 hours before departure of the long-haul flight and remains open up to 3 hours prior to departure. If you have a connecting flight, you can also use Web Check-in for your onward flight, provided that at least the first section of the route is operated by airberlin.

This service is available for all bookings with a valid e-ticket, regardless of whether the flight was booked online, via a travel agency, or with the airberlin Service Centre.

For Web Check-in, you’ll need your booking reference and your last name. You can check in yourself and up to ten persons traveling with you, and choose your seats. You will then receive your boarding pass.
Exceptions for passengers in Economy Light (or JustFly/FlyDeal before 12/7/2016): no free choice of seating is included. We assign you a seat automatically during check-in.

Please note that airberlin Web Check-in is not available at all airports.

Benefits of Web Check-in

  • Saves time: no queuing at the Check-in desk
  • Flexibility: you can check in anywhere, e.g. from the office or while on the move
  • Be independent: check-in on the previous day, from 30 hours before departure (24 hours for airberlin flights to the USA, incl. connecting flights and flights from the USA).
  • Comfort: choose your own seat using our interactive seating plan

Checking in baggage

Even if you check in online, you can still check in baggage. Simply use our special Baggage drop-off desk or our Check-in desk at the airport. Here you will find the location of our Baggage drop-off desks at specific airports ». Please note the check-in deadline » given for your airport of departure.

Your boarding pass

We offer you a range of different options for receiving your boarding pass. Choose from the following:

Boarding pass as a PDF download or by email

Boarding Pass as pdfDownload your boarding pass as a PDF file or have it sent to you by email.

Please print it out on standard printing paper in A4 format.

Note: you cannot use a boarding pass in PDF format accessed on your mobile phone for boarding purposes.

Per boarding card page, up to three flights can be listed and checked in to. Please keep your boarding card safe.



Wallet Boarding pass

Apple Wallet LogoIf you want to save your boarding pass in Wallet, you can select the 'Mobile phone e-mail' sending option at the end of your online check-in to receive an e-mail containing your boarding pass as an attachment. You can then open the e-mail on your iPhone and save the boarding pass in Wallet. You can also retrieve your boarding pass via Wallet when checking in via the airberlin app.

SMS with link to mobile boarding pass

We will send an SMS to your preferred mobile phone number with a link that will take you to your mobile boarding pass. You can then either save it and/or retrieve it under 'Boarding' in the app. All you need is a web-enabled mobile phone.

Mobile boarding pass by email

Your mobile boarding pass is sent in the form of a barcode attached to an email, which you call up when you are at the gate. You need a mobile phone with internet access to receive the email. This is especially practical since you do not need to print the boarding pass out.

Mobile boarding pass via MMS for topbonus status customers

Your mobile boarding pass is sent as a barcode by MMS, which you call up when you are at the departure gate. Please note that this service is only available to German and Austrian mobile phone numbers.
Due to official regulations at the airports of departure and/or destination, it is not possible to offer mobile boarding passes for all routes.

Collecting the boarding pass at the airport

You pick up your boarding pass at the airberlin Check-in desk at the airport before the check-in deadline ».

Where is it not possible for mobile boarding passes to be used?

You can use a mobile boarding card on your smartphone on many airberlin routes.

At a few airports, the scanners required to read mobile boarding cards are not available or there are official regulations preventing the use of mobile boarding cards.

Using a mobile boarding card is not possible when departing from the following airports:

Abu Dhabi (AUH)
Antalya (AYT)
Billund (BLL)
Catania (CTA)
Curacao (CUR)
Faro (FAO)
Hurghada (HRG)
Keflavik (Reykjavik) (KEF)
Luxor (LXR)
Mahon (Menorca) (MAH)
Marsa Alam (RMF)
Moskow (DME)
Palermo (PMO)
Phuket (HKT)
Sharm el Sheikh (SSH)
Sofia (SOF)
St. Petersburg (LED)
Tel Aviv (TLV)


Go to Web Check-in

If you are denied boarding or if your flight is cancelled or delayed for at least two hours, ask at the check-in counter or boarding gate for the text stating your rights, particularly with regard to compensation and assistance.

Elektronische Geräte an Bord

Find out when and which electronic devices are permitted on board our flights here »

For a boarding pass reprint click here »

If you would like to check out please use the following link:
airberlin.com/checkout »