How to check in at Continental Airlines

In order to have a smooth trip, especially when travelling around holidays or all the peak travel time, it is recommended to allow sufficient time for checking in and padding through security. Therefore, if you choose to fly with Continental Airlines, familiarize yourself with the check-in guidelines below to help make your trip smooth.

Time Required for Check-in

For Continental Airlines flights you may check-in 24 hours before your scheduled departure. The least time required for baggage check, check-in and boarding varies according to your destination and departure airport. The airline has the right to refuse taking checked baggage, refuse boarding and cancel reservations of any passenger that does not meet the relevant check-in time limit.

Passengers are usually asked to check their bags minimum half an hour prior to the listed departure for most domestic flights. Check-in is available for international flights to the following places, Fiji, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall 90 minutes before departure time. You may find more boarding and check-in requirements on Continental Airlines official website (continental.com).

Online Check-in

Passengers can take advantage of checking in online at continental.com for convenience, and it is the easiest and quickest means to check in for you Continental Airlines flights. Simply, check in online, print your boarding pass at home, the office or anywhere. If you do not have a printer available, Continental Airlines will fax you your boarding pass. During the check-in process you just click the “request fax” button. Also your boarding pass may be sent to your phone or PDA. Ensure that have your the boarding pass showing on your PDA or phone at the security checkpoint when getting on our flight. If your ticket is an e-ticket that meets the requirements below, you are entitled to online check-in with your international or domestic reservation.

- leaving from an airport in the US or an qualified airport that is not in America

- The first flight in your schedule is operated by Continental

- Your itinerary includes four flight section or less

- Have less than 10 people travelling in with you

This online service is accessible to you when you bags to check or is travelling with only carry-on bags. The fastest way to check your bags when you arrive at the airport is to use on of Continental’s kiosks ticket counter. All you have to do is to touch the Bag Drop shortcut on continental.com and choose your bags. Also you can ask a Continental Airlines ticket counter representative or a curb side skycap if available for assistance.


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