The Turkish airline is regarded as one of the greatest not because of its rating but rather for the hospitality it extends to passengers on its flights. For instance, the in-flight amenities, provide its attractive customers with a taste of Turkish food and comforts like drinks.

 The airline offers a variety of flying services, including the ability to book flights, track their progress, cancel them, get refunds, and Turkish Airlines check-in. You can check in using the check-in option without going to the airport by doing it from your desired location (home, school, institute, etc.).

The airline offers a variety of check-in options so you may do it whenever is most convenient for you. You can follow the check-in procedures and techniques described below.

Online check-in process for Turkish Airlines

Online check-ins for Turkish Airlines flights begin 24 hours before departure and terminate 90 minutes before takeoff.

To request Turkish Airlines check on the airline’s website:


The screenshot above is taken from Turkish Airlines’ official website.

  1. Go to www.turkishairlines.com to see Turkish Airlines’ main website.
  2. Select the “Check-In / Manage Booking” Section.
  3. Add the following details:
  • The 13-digit ticket number or the six-character reservation code you provided (PNR)
  • Your family name (last name)
  1. To start a search, select the ‘>’ button.
  2. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process.

Additionally, when you request Turkish Airlines Online Check In

  • Choose a seat, choose a special meal, and reserve additional space for luggage.
  • Get your digital boarding pass.

Please note – Turkish Airlines advises that owing to increased security procedures, even if you have checked in online, you should arrive at the airport at least three hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.

Online check-in restrictions

Following passengers are barred from using the Turkish Airlines online check-in

  • Passengers traveling with pets. Read Turkish Airlines pet policy to get more updates.
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Passengers who need a wheelchair or any other special request.
  • Passengers who are accompanied by flight attendants or escorts.
  • Passengers who are traveling in a group of 10 or more passengers.

Using the Turkish Airlines app to Check-in In

Opening your phone, selecting the official Turkish Airlines app, signing up using your account, and then moving to the check-in area are other options for Turkish Airlines online check-in.

Official Turkish Airlines app

The screenshot above is taken from Turkish Airlines’ official website.

On the check-in tab, enter your information and then press. Your phone will finally display a QR code. To receive your boarding card, scan it at the airport.

How to request Turkish Airlines check-in through the App

Passengers can complete the check-in on the go from the convenience of their smartphone. Download the Turkish airlines web check-in app, and –

  • Navigate to the Turkish Manage Booking section.
  • Enter the passenger’s last and 6-digit booking reference.
  • Select the check-in.
  • Select the flight segment to request the check-in.
  • Select the name of the passenger, and click ‘Check-in’
  • Add baggage, seats, and any other special request.
  • Confirm your selection to get the e-boarding pass.
  • The boarding pass would be sent to your registered email address.

Check-in at the Turkish Airlines Airport Counter

For domestic flights, you have until 60 minutes before takeoff and 75 minutes before takeoff to check in at the airport counter.

For international flights; the check-in closes 120 minutes before departure at the airport counter.

Passengers who checked in online must arrive at the airport at least three hours before the scheduled departure time.

When registering at the airport counter: Follow these steps to complete the Turkish Airlines check-in at the airport –

  1. Visit the Turkish Airlines check-in counter at the airport.
  2. Present your travel documentation, including:
  3. a valid identification card or passport
  4. If any unique papers are required, such as a doctor’s note or proof of a discount, these must be included.

     3. Check your luggage in and, if applicable, pay the extra baggage fee. To know the limit and size, refer to the Turkish Airlines baggage policy page.

     4. The airline’s staff will give you your boarding card and point you in the direction of your boarding gate after processing your passport.

Here are some important points to remember when check-in at the airport –

  • Some airports might only accept boarding cards issued at an airport check-in counter or a self-service kiosk, not those printed at home.
  • Arrive at the airport early since check-in desks can be crowded.

In the following circumstances, you must check in at the airport service desk:

  • If your airport lacks self-service kiosks or an online check-in option.
  • If you are traveling alone and have asked for particular support.
  • if you are taking a pet on a trip.

Time Limit for Turkish Airlines check in

Turkish Airlines check-in online through desktop and mobile app

From 24 hours to 90 minutes before your flight, you can check in online using the official website.


  • It is possible to check in online at some airports.
  • On a single reservation, up to 8 guests may check-in

Auto-Service Kiosk Start

The Turkish Airlines check in time varies for domestic and international departures.

  • Regarding domestic flights. a day before departure till 60 minutes before departure.
  • For international flights. 75 minutes before departure, starting 12 hours before.

Check-In Turkish Flight at the airport

Checking in is possible at the airport counter:

  • Regarding Domestic Flights (within Turkey). Between2 hours and 45 minutes before departure.
  • About International Flights. Check-in starts no earlier than 3 hours prior and ends 1 hour before the scheduled departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Turkish Airlines’ self-service check-in?

You can choose to use our self-service kiosks at the airport to check in using self-service. You may check in quickly and skip the lineups by using Turkish Airlines’ self-service kiosks at the airport.

How does Turkish Airline self-service check-in work?

You will find self-service kiosk equipment to assist you in checking in for your journey at the Turkish Airlines physical airport.

When can I use Turkish Airlines’ self-service check-in?

You have the choice to use self-service kiosks at the airport to check in. This way you can skip the lineups, and avoid the long queues at the check in counter.

What are the requirements for using Turkish Airlines online check in?

To check-in online, you will need your flight information, your PNR (also known as a booking number or confirmation number), and, if you are traveling internationally, your passport number.

When should I arrive at the boarding gate following self-service check-in?

You must check in at the self-service kiosk at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for all flights.

Can I check in online if I have bags to check?

Yes, the majority of passengers can check in online whenever they want. A kiosk in the terminal is where you may check your luggage.

Can I change/select my seat when checking in online?

Yes, you may choose your seat while using E-Check-in. At the time of booking, you may also check and confirm seats on a seat map. Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat at any moment.

Can I select my emergency exit seats when checking in online or at a self-service kiosk?

Before or after check-in, emergency escape seats can be chosen and bought. You can check in for bought emergency exit seats online or at the kiosk. A seat for the emergency exit cannot be purchased via the kiosk.

Can I complete an online check-in for my child?

All travelers with the same reservation code may check-in (PNR).

How do I check in at a kiosk?

The kiosks where you may check in are first of all touch screens, simple to use, and feature a short menu. Any debit card, including Miles & Smiles, can be used to begin the check-in procedure. You can also input an e-ticket number or reservation code (PNR). When a seat is chosen, check-in is complete, and the boarding card is then shown.

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