Check-in is an important part of the flight, and it is important to follow the instructions given by the Turkish Airlines airline and its airport.

If you're flying with Turkish Airlines, this article will give you all the information you need about their Turkish Airlines check in process and how to download your boarding pass.

Are There Any Check-in Restrictions For Turkish Airlines?

Some airports do not offer Online, Mobile, or Kiosk Check-in facilities for Turkish Airlines. These include Ahwaz, Aleppo, Auckland, Bamako, Benina, Cairns, Mactan, Damascus, Donetsk, and Dubrovnik airports, among others. 

What are Turkish Airlines Check-in Timings?

It is advisable to be aware of the check-in timings to avoid any Turkish Airlines missed flight situations. The details about the timings are briefly described below; 

Online Check-in and Mobile Check-in

  • Online or mobile check-in starts 24 hours before your domestic or international flight
  • The procedure ends 90 minutes before the flight departs. 

Note: It is advisable to reach the airport at least 2 to 3 hours before the flight time to get some handy time for car parking, security checking, learn about Turkish baggage policy, and other such procedures. 

Kiosk Check-in

Kiosk Check-in gives you the freedom to do the self-check-in. The starting and ending kiosk check-in timings are; 

  • The Kiosk check-in starts 12 hours before the domestic or international flights.
  • The check-in procedure ends 45 minutes before the domestic flight take-off and 60 minutes before the international flight take-off.


Counter Check-in


If you are not very much comfortable with online or kiosk check-in then you can opt for the option of counter Turkish flight check-in. The opening and closing check-in times are given here;

Check-in starting time

  • For domestic flights, you must reach the airport at least 2 hours before the flight time.
  • For international flights, you must reach at least 3 hours before the flight time. 

Check-in ending time

  • For domestic flights, the procedure ends 45 minutes prior to the flight take-off.
  • For international flights, it ends 60 minutes prior to the flight take-off.

Note: If you are flying from Caracas, Lagos, and Abuja Airports, the counter check-in facility will end 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours before the flight time. 

What are the Turkish Airlines Check-in Options?

Turkish Airlines offers various types of check-in options to its valuable passengers to make their flight check-in procedures easy and more convenient. 

You can complete the check-in procedure while sitting on your couch with the below-given options;

  • Online Check-in 
  • Mobile Check-in  

If you are not comfortable with the online procedures then you can also apply offline with the help of the options given below; 

  • Kiosk Check-in
  • Counter Check-in


Turkish Airlines Online Check-in


Here are some basic steps that will help you to do the Turkish check in online procedure without any confusion or trouble.

  • You have to browse the official website of Turkish Airlines.
  • Then you have to enter your last name and PNR code.
  • Fill in all the details that are required.
  • After that, you can select the seat as per your preference.
  • Cross-check the details.
  • After the successful completion, you will get the option to save or print your boarding pass. 

Note: In between your check-in procedure, some additional charges can be implied to you if you are flying with some other airline. 

Turkish Airlines Mobile Check-in

Mobile check-in is one of the most easiest and fastest ways to complete your check-in procedure. If you wish to do Turkish Airlines mobile check-in then you can follow the below-given steps; 

  • To use the mobile check-in facility you need to download the mobile app on your smartphone or tab.
  • Open the app and find the check-in tab.
  • Fill in all your details.
  • Select the seat.
  • Review the details again.
  • Save or download the boarding pass. 


Kiosk Check-in Work


The Kiosk Check-in method is the fastest way to check in at the airport. Self-check-in option can save you from waiting in a long queue for check-in. The steps for Kiosk Check-in are given below; 

  • For Kiosk Check-in, the first thing that you need to do is to find the Kiosk Check-in counter.
  • Then, you have to enter your e-billet number or PNR code on the screen.
  • Along with that, you can use your Miles & Smiles or debit card to get your personal information.  
  • After that, you will get an option to select your seat.
  • After these steps, you will get your boarding pass. 

Note: At the Turkish Kiosk Check-in counter, you will get an option to check in for 8 passengers at one time with the same PNR code. 

What are the Online and Mobile Check-in Seat Selections 

Applying for online or mobile check-in within 24 hours to 6 hours prior to the scheduled flight? Below given seat selection terms will be applied to you on the basis of your flight ticket; 

For EcoFly Ticket: You will be allotted random standard seats. You can also get paid seat selection option as well. In this option, you can choose your standard seat. Along with that, you will get an emergency exit and extra legroom facilities. 

For ExtraFly and PrimeFly Ticket: With these tickets, you will get to choose a standard seat without any charges. If you want an emergency exit and extra legroom facilities then you may have to pay some additional charges. 

For EcoFly Ticket: With this ticket, you cannot select a seat as per your preference. You will be assigned a random seat. 

For ExtraFly and PrimeFly Ticket: You will get the option to choose a standard seat without spending a single penny. 

For Business Ticket: You will be able to select a business seat as per your preference without any charges. Apart from the business ticket holder Miles & Smiles Elite/Elite Plus passenger can also choose their seat as per their preferences


  • If you are a business class traveler, then there are some other privileges waiting for you. You can avoid long Check-in queues. 
  • There are a few Special Business Class desks at the airport for you to complete the check-in procedure. With this facility, you will get some extra time for your other pre-boarding procedures. 


How to Download Turkish Airlines Boarding Pass?


If you are Check-in for your flight via the online method, then follow the following steps given below to avoid any fuss. 

  • Complete the check-in process
  • Click "Download Boarding Pass"
  • Pass will be downloaded to your device
  • Print from your device or go to a cybercafe


  • Some airports accept online boarding passes, including Aalborg, Abu Dhabi, Queen Alia, and others.
  • Airports without electronic boarding pass facilities include Adana, Adiyaman, Agri, Ahwaz, Aleppo, and Borg El Arab.
  • Airports that allow kiosk boarding passes include Aalborg, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Houari Boumediene, Ankara Esenboga, Antalya, Athens Elefterios Venizelos International, Barcelona El Prat, and Batum.

Frequently Asked Questions;

Documents that are required to check-in for your Turkish Airlines flight are government-issued I’d, passport, visa, and other travel documents. If you have any special treatment document issued by a doctor then you have to submit that as well.

Yes, you can change your assigned seat only if you have done your check-in via the online or mobile method without any charges. To change your seat, you must go to the manage booking option available on the official website and mobile app.

Yes, you can check in for your Turkish flight even if you are traveling with an infant. In fact, the Airline will provide you with a Turkish early check-in facility without any additional charges. To get this facility, you just have to inform the airline on a prior basis.

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